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The St. Petersburg Times reports that Publix Supermarkets is shutting down the 40 Little Clinics that were operating in its stores, and will devote the space to other purposes.

According to the story, “Solera Capital, a New York private investment fund that last year sold the rest of its Little Clinic network in other states to Kroger, said it is exploring its next step for Florida. Publix decided to terminate the leases to ‘focus on its core food and pharmacy’ businesses.”
KC's View:
I’m a little surprised by this, since I’ve generally felt that the link between good eating and good health can effectively be underlined by an effective in-store health clinic. And I would have thought that the combination would have been especially potent in Florida.