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Comparable store sales increased for Publix in the fourth quarter, while earnings received a windfall from the recent tax reform act.

Publix’s sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, a 13-week period, were $8.9 billion, a 2.1% decrease from last year’s $9.1 billion, a 14-week period. Comparable store sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 3.2%.

Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 were $766.6 million, compared to $544.5 million in 2016, an increase of…