Publix Tests Drive-Up Window

LAKELAND, Fla. Publix Super Markets here last week launched a test of curbside pick-up at a store in Atlanta and said it would expand the service to a store in Tampa, Fla., shortly. The service, which allows customers to shop over the Internet and later pick up the assembled order at the participating Publix store, marks the retailer's first return to Internet shopping since shutting down its PublixDirect

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets here last week launched a test of curbside pick-up at a store in Atlanta and said it would expand the service to a store in Tampa, Fla., shortly.

The service, which allows customers to shop over the Internet and later pick up the assembled order at the participating Publix store, marks the retailer's first return to Internet shopping since shutting down its PublixDirect subsidiary in 2003.

PublixDirect, officials said, was popular w

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