Publix declares annual dividend

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix's board of directors has approved an annual cash dividend of common stock, which will be payable and mailed June 1.

The 2011 dividend is 53 cents per share and will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on Apr. 29.

Publix, based in Lakeland, Fla., operates more than 1,000 stores and had 2010 sales of $25.1 billion.