Publix Super Markets said Friday that sales for the second quarter of 2014 were $7.5 billion, a 6.6% increase from last year’s $7 billion. Sales for the second quarter of 2014 were positively impacted 1.3% due to the Easter holiday being in the second quarter of 2014 but the first quarter of 2013.
Net earnings improved 0.8% to $404.1 million. Comparable-store sales rose 6.3% during the quarter.
Publix’s net earnings for the first half of 2014 were $897.8 million, compared