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    Publix to Sell C-store Chain

    Circle K to buy 13 of the 14 locations

    Publix Super Markets Inc. plans to sell PIX, the fuel/C-store concept it began testing in 2001.

    Circle K Stores Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., will purchase 13 sites of which 11 are located in Florida and two in Georgia, and Max Arnold & Sons, LLC, located in Hopkinsville, Ky., will purchase the site located in Tennessee.

    “We consistently evaluate our business, including the products and services we choose to offer our customers,” said Ed Crenshaw, CEO of Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix. “The sale of PIX locations gives us the ability to remain passionately focused on our core business, our customers and the products and services we offer within our grocery retail environment.”

    The company said it will help the approximately 120 PIX associates find employment within Publix comparable to their current positions.
     

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