Publix Adds 49 Florida Albertsons

The pending acquisition by Publix Super Markets of 49 Albertsons stores in Florida could help rationalize competition within the state, though it's unlikely to make life any easier for Winn-Dixie Stores, industry observers said last week. Publix said last week it has agreed to buy the stores from Albertsons LLC, Boise, Idaho, which is owned by a group of investors led by

LAKELAND, Fla. — The pending acquisition by Publix Super Markets of 49 Albertsons stores in Florida could help rationalize competition within the state, though it's unlikely to make life any easier for Winn-Dixie Stores, industry observers said last week.

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