PUBLIX POSTS PROFIT GAINS

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here reported a 21% gain in net income for the third quarter, to $140.7 million, on a 3.5% increase in sales, to $3.8 billion, compared with results from the year-ago third quarter. Comparable-store sales for the period fell 1.1%.$37 per share, down from $40.

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here reported a 21% gain in net income for the third quarter, to $140.7 million, on a 3.5% increase in sales, to $3.8 billion, compared with results from the year-ago third quarter. Comparable-store sales for the period fell 1.1%.

$37 per share, down from $40.