Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, is the leading American supermarket chain headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. Founded in 1930 by George W. Jenkins, it is a privately held corporation entirely owned by current and former employees and members of the Jenkins family. Publix has more than 1300 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and other states. Currently, Publix employs over 230,000 people.
Best service and quality for more than 75 years
For more than 75 years, Publix has consistently pursued a policy of excellence based on turning thousands of cashiers, packers, butchers, and bakers into shareholders of the company. George Jenkins began the tradition in 1945. Publix focuses on three main aspects - service, quality, and price. Todd Jones, the CEO, stated: “You need to be good at two of these factors and be the best at one of them. Service is our number one goal, followed by quality and then price”. Today, the company thrives on a long-standing philosophy of treating people with dignity and empowering them to participate in the company's success. Publix offers its customers a wide range of products: from grocery, meat, and milk products to seafood, bakery, and floral goods. Cafés, sushi bars, and pharmacies are also available in some stores.
New Publix stores coming to your town
Publix is the largest employee-owned company in the United States. Publix currently has locations in 7 states in the USA. The central market for Publix is Florida, where 832 stores of the chain are located. The company plans to continue expanding its locations and opening new stores all over the USA in the upcoming years. Publix stores are usually open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Sunday, but we advise you first to check the precise hours using our store locator before visiting.