Publix’s sales for the first quarter of 2017 were $8.69 billion, a 0.4 percent decrease from last year’s $8.72 billion. Comparable-store sales for the first quarter of 2017 decreased 2.1 percent. Sales for the first quarter of 2017 were negatively impacted by the Easter holiday being in the second quarter in 2017 and in the first quarter in 2016. The company estimates the timing of Easter affected sales by approximately 1.2 percent.
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