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Public Super Markets to sell PIX convenience stores

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Published:   |   Updated: October 24, 2013 at 02:35 PM

Public Super Markets will sell the 14 PIX convenience and fuel stores it began testing in a concept launch in 2001, the Lakeland company said this week.

The sites include one each in Seminole and Winter Haven, two in Lakeland, seven elsewhere in Florida, one in Tennessee and two in Georgia.

Circle K Stores Inc., a subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will purchase 13 of the sites and Max Arnold & Sons LLC of Hopkinsville, Ky., will purchase the Tennessee site. The sales price was not disclosed.

Publix said it would help the 120 PIX associates find jobs within Publix comparable to their current positions.

The 14 PIX sites are located adjacent to Publix-anchored shopping centers.

“We constantly evaluate our business, including the products and services we choose to offer our customers,” Publix Chief Executive Officer Ed Crenshaw said in a release.

“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 store environment,” he said

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