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Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Type Private/Employee Owned
Founded Winter Haven, Florida (1930)
Founder George W. Jenkins
Headquarters Lakeland, Florida
No. of locations 936 Stores (2008)
Area served Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama
Key people Ed Crenshaw (CEO)
Todd Jones (President)
Charlie Jenkins Jr. (Chairman)[1]
Industry Retail (Grocery)
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor
Revenue US$23.016 billion (2007)[2]
Operating income US$1.817 billion (2007)
Net income US$1.183 billion (2007)[2]
Employees 144,000 (2008)
Website www.publix.com

Publix Super Markets, Inc. (commonly known as Publix) is an American supermarket chain based in Lakeland, Florida. Founded in 1930 by George W. Jenkins, it is an employee-owned, privately held corporation and was ranked No. 4 on Forbes' 2006 list of "America's Largest Private Companies."[3] The company's 2007 sales totaled US$23 billion, with profits of over $1 billion,[2] ranking #107 on Fortune magazine's Fortune 500 list of U.S. companies in 2007. Supermarket News ranked Publix No. 8 in the 2007 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2006 fiscal year sales.[4] Based on 2006 revenue, Publix is the fifteenth-largest retailer in the United States.[5] Publix's slogan is "Where Shopping is a Pleasure". A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... For the computer game by Peter Molyneux, see The Entrepreneur. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... A view of Lakelands business district, early 1920s Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... For a large scale grocery store, see supermarket. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... USD redirects here. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ... A view of Lakelands business district, early 1920s Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ... USD redirects here. ... Fortune magazine is Americas second longest-running business magazine after Forbes magazine. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... A drawing of a self-service store Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services (Definition of the WTO (last page). ...


Publix has operations in five states: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. It employs over 144,000 people at its 936 retail locations, corporate offices, eight grocery distribution centers, and nine Publix brand manufacturing facilities which produce its dairy, deli, bakery, and other food products.[6] In addition, Publix owns "Crispers", a chain of restaurants in Florida specializing in salads; some Crispers locations are adjacent or built into the already existing deli department in select Publix Super Markets. This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Old warehouses in Amsterdam Inside Green Logistics Co. ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ... Look up Deli in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Bakery foods A baker is someone who bakes and sells bread, cakes and similar foods. ...


Publix's main competitors are Albertsons, Food Lion, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Sweetbay, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, and Winn-Dixie. Competition characterises a biochemical, ecologic, economic, political, or sporting activity whereby two or more individuals or groups strive antagonistically against one another for some reward. ... Albertsons LLC is a chain of grocery stores owned and operated by Cerberus Capital Management after the acquisition of Albertsons, Inc. ... Food Lion LLC is an American grocery store company headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina that operates approximately 1,300 supermarkets in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states under the Food Lion, Harveys, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, and Reids nameplates. ... For other uses, see Kroger (disambiguation). ... Piggly Wiggly is a supermarket chain in the Southeastern and Midwestern states of the United States. ... Kash n Karry/Sweetbay Supermarket is a chain of American supermarkets located entirely in Florida. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is an Austin, Texas-based natural foods grocer, which, as of July 5, 2007, consisted of 196[3] locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. ...

Contents

History

One of the first Publix Super Markets in Winter Haven, Florida, circa 1940.

George W. Jenkins opened the first Publix market in Winter Haven, Florida, in 1930. In 1934, his single store made $120,000 in sales. In 1935, he opened a second market, the Economy Food Store, in Winter Haven. Despite the Great Depression, his stores were financially successful. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1846x1221, 285 KB) Summary Author: Unknown Date: Circa ~1930 Location: Winter Haven, Florida Source: Main Street Magazine, Winter Haven, Florida License: Public Domain (Unclaimed Photo/Unknown Author) Licensing This file is in the public domain, because Author Unknown or No Rights... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1846x1221, 285 KB) Summary Author: Unknown Date: Circa ~1930 Location: Winter Haven, Florida Source: Main Street Magazine, Winter Haven, Florida License: Public Domain (Unclaimed Photo/Unknown Author) Licensing This file is in the public domain, because Author Unknown or No Rights... Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


In 1940, Jenkins, affectionately called "Mr. George" by his employees, mortgaged an orange grove to build Florida's first supermarket. His "food palace" had piped-in music, air conditioning, cold cases for frozen and refrigerated items, in-store donut and flower shops, and electric-eye automatic doors. The supermarket became very popular among shoppers, but World War II materials shortages prevented him from building more for a few years. In 1945, Jenkins purchased the 19-store All American chain of food stores and converted them into Publix Super Markets.[7] Binomial name (L.) Osbeck[1] Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ... Elevator music, also known as lift music (in the UK), piped music or muzak, refers to the gentle, bland instrumental arrangements of popular music designed for play in shopping malls, grocery stores, department stores, telephone systems (while the caller is on hold), cruise ships, airports, doctors and dentists offices, and... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... Frozen food is food preserved by the process of freezing. ... Refrigeration (from the Latin frigus, frost) is generally the cooling of a body by the transfer of a portion of its heat away from it. ... Schematic overview of the DONUT detector This page is for the Fermilab experiment. ... A vase arrangement of Tulips Floristry, flower arranging, floral arrangement, floral design or floral arts is the art of creating flower arrangements in vases, bowls and baskets, or making bouquets and compositions from cut flowers, foliage, herbs, ornamental grasses and other botanical materials. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


In 1951, Publix moved its headquarters to Lakeland, Florida, and built its first distribution warehouse there. At the same time, it began to close the old All American stores and replace them with new stores. In 1956, for the first time, Publix crossed $50 million in sales and $1 million in profit. In 1957, the donut shop in each store was expanded into a full-service bakery.


By 1959, Publix was the dominant supermarket chain in central Florida, and began expansion to southeast Florida. In 1963, the company built a distribution center in Miami, and began providing deli services. In 1970, sales crossed $500 million; they reached $1 billion in 1974, the same year in which stores began to open in Jacksonville, Florida. Miami redirects here. ... Jacksonville redirects here. ...


In 1982, the Presto! ATM network was launched, and the company soon installed ATMs in every Publix Super Market. Sales crossed $5 billion in 1989. The first store outside of Florida opened in Savannah, Georgia, in 1991; and distribution and manufacturing facilities in Lawrenceville, Georgia, soon followed. Stores were soon opened in South Carolina (1993), Alabama (1996), and Tennessee (2002). The Presto! logo This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cash machine redirects here. ... Savannah redirects here. ... The Historic Lawrenceville Courthouse Lawrenceville is the county seat of Gwinnett County, Georgia, in the United States. ...

Standalone Publix in Pompano Beach, Florida, with typical architecture of early-21st-century stores.
Standalone Publix in Pompano Beach, Florida, with typical architecture of early-21st-century stores.

With the launch of PublixDirect on September 24, 2001, Publix attempted to enter the online grocery business, in hopes of serving the southeastern United States. This occurred during the dot-com crash, alongside competitor Webvan's well publicized fall from grace. Publix found that demand for online grocery shopping in the Miami testing area was not as great as the company had expected, and shut down PublixDirect on August 23, 2003. Image File history File linksMetadata Publix_Pompano_Beach_800px. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Publix_Pompano_Beach_800px. ... Nickname: Location of Pompano Beach in Broward County, state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Incorporated (city) 6 June 1908 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Lamar Fisher  - City Manager Garland Chadwell Area [1]  - City  22. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Online means being connected to the Internet or another similar electronic network, like a bulletin board system. ... The Dot-com bubble (or dot-com speculative bubble) refers to the approximately four years of time (1997–2001) in which stock markets in Western nations had their value increase rapidly and most significantly in the technology and new Internet sector. ... Webvan logo as seen on an orphaned shipping bin Webvan was an online credit and delivery grocery business that went bankrupt in 2001. ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Publix celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2005. During that time, it used the slogan, "It's Been Our Pleasure." Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In early 2005, Publix renamed its checkout section from "Common Area" to "Customer Service". This change coincided with the beginnings of a new color and design scheme of the store's interior signage, which replaced the aging coral, navy blue and sea green design with emerald green, tan and gray. Continuing as of March 2008, Publix is changing its uniforms to match this new design.


Publix completed the implementation of its new point of sale terminals (PRICE — Publix Retail Improved Checkout Experience) in 2006, replacing the previous generation of IBM 4690 terminals. The new system combines a Hewlett-Packard RP5000 terminal running Retalix POS software with a touchscreen system and an Epson thermal printer. A separate LCD screen for customers lists the last several items scanned, the running total of the bill, customer savings, recipe ideas, and Publix advertising.[8][9] The BancNet (BN) Point-Of-Sale System is a local PIN-based electronic funds transfer (EFTPOS) payments solution operated by BancNet on behalf of the member banks and China UnionPay (CUP). ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... -1... A four colour Epson Stylus C45 inkjet printer Epson is one of the worlds largest manufacturers of inkjet, dot-matrix and laser printers, scanners, desktop computers, business, multimedia and home theatre projectors, point of sale docket printers and cash registers, laptops, integrated circuits, LCD components and other associated electronic... A thermal printer (or direct thermal printer) produces a printed image by selectively heating coated thermochromic paper, or thermal paper as it is commonly known, when the paper passes over the thermal print head. ... ...


Market

Each store provides specific products and services in its grocery, deli, bakery, produce, floral, meat and seafood departments. Some stores have cafés, sushi bars, pharmacy departments, or adjoining liquor stores. Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... Look up Deli in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Bakery foods A baker is someone who bakes and sells bread, cakes and similar foods. ... Produce on display at La Boqueria market in Barcelona, Spain. ... Malaysia florist See Also Flower ... For other uses, see Meat (disambiguation). ... Spaghetti with seafood (Spaghetti allo scoglio). ... One of a number of cafeterias at Electronic City campus, Infosys Technologies Ltd. ... This article is about Japanese cuisine. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... A liquor store in Decatur, Georgia. ...


In addition, Publix provides a comprehensive "special order" service. Irregularly stocked or rare items from almost all departments, even some products carried only by Publix's competitors, can be ordered through this service. This service includes some products that are normally only found at health food stores, including organic meats, fruits, and vegetables; in addition to vegetarian and vegan products; hypoallergenic foods; and other specialty food items. This service can be used at any Publix customer service counter. Healthful eating is the act of following a balanced nutritional diet. ... Organic vegetables at a farmers market in Argentina. ... For other uses, see Meat (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Vegetable (disambiguation). ... Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes all animal flesh, including poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, and slaughter by-products[1] [2]. The reasons for choosing vegetarianism may be related to morality, religion, culture, ethics, aesthetics, environment, society, economy, politics, taste, or health. ... Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ... Look up hypoallergenic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


A recent addition to the stores is its "Aprons" cooking demonstrations. Customers are encouraged to sample easy-to-make, nutritious dishes prepared at in-store kiosks and take a recipe card home with them. All recipes are developed in house using easy to prepare or prepackaged ingredients, often available at the Aprons kiosk.


The customer service counter also provides check cashing (this service includes personal checks and, in some cases, payroll checks, but not third-party checks or large dollar-amount checks), money orders, Western Union services, photo processing, Rug Doctor rentals, and lottery tickets. Some stores also provide Ticketmaster services. Example of a Canadian cheque. ... A money order is a payment order for a pre-specified amount of money. ... Western Union (NYSE: WU) is a financial services and communications company based in the United States. ... A piece of photographic film that has been exposed to light in a controlled manner must be developed before it can be used. ... A lottery is a popular form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize. ... Ticketmaster is based in West Hollywood, California, USA, but has operations in many countries around the world. ...


Publix Sabor

On April 21, 2005, Publix opened its first Hispanic-themed supermarket, Publix Sabor, in the Puerto Rican majority neighborhood of Buenaventura Lakes just outside of Kissimmee, Florida. The 40,000-square-foot store, renovated from a pre-existing Publix Super Market, almost exclusively features Hispanic ethnic products, and has a cafe in the deli/bakery area that serves Hispanic food. A second store was opened shortly after in Hialeah, Florida, an area which is predominantly cuban. Publix recently announced that they would be opening two more Sabor stores in the Miami area, one would be a remodeled store in the Flagler Park area and the location of the other is still under consideration. is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Puerto Rican. ... Lake Buenaventura or Buenaventura Lakes is an unincorporated CDP located in northern Osceola County, Florida, near Kissimmee. ... Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida, United States. ... An ethnic group is a group of people who identify with one another, or are so identified by others, on the basis of a boundary that distinguishes them from other groups. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ...


Publix GreenWise Markets

Publix GreenWise Markets is a concept the company is trying in response to the increase in the number and profitability of health food stores and increasing awareness of nutrition, and will focus on natural and organic items, similar to a Whole Foods Market. This is an expansion of a concept that already has been running for several years, as most stores already have a "GreenWise" section.[10] The first six stores will be in Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, Vero Beach, Tampa, Naples, and Coral Springs.[11] The first GreenWise Market opened on September 27, 2007 in Palm Beach Gardens.[12] The store includes an extensive array of salad and hot bars. Profitability is a technical analysis term used to compare performances of different trading systems or different investments within one system. ... A health food store is a type of grocery store that primarily sells natural or organic foods, and often nutritional supplements. ... The Nutrition Facts table indicates the amounts of nutrients which experts recommend you limit or consume in adequate amounts. ... Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is an Austin, Texas-based natural foods grocer, which, as of July 5, 2007, consisted of 196[3] locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. ... Palm Beach Gardens is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Palm Beach Founded 1925 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Steven L. Abrams Area  - City  29. ... Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948. ... Tampa redirects here. ... Location in Collier County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Collier Settled 6 November 1886 Incorporated (town) 1925 Incorporated (city) 25 May 1949 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Bill Barnett   - City Manager Robert E. Lee  Area [1]  - city  14. ... Location within Broward and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Incorporated (city) July 10, 1963 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Scott J. Brook  - City Manager Michael S. Levinson Area [1]  - Total 23. ...


Pharmacy

Publix's first in-store pharmacy was opened in 1986 in Altamonte Springs, Florida. In 1995, one-third of the stores had a pharmacy, a percentage now standing at 77%. Publix Pharmacies have ranked number one for customer satisfaction in supermarket pharmacies, for four years in a row by an independent research company.[13] Altamonte Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ...


Publix announced in August 2007 that it began offering several types of antibiotics for free to its customers. Customers must have a prescription and are given up to a 14 day supply for free.[14] However, there are concerns in the medical community that this may help contribute to an overuse of antibiotics which leads to antibiotic resistance, a serious public health concern.[15] Staphylococcus aureus - Antibiotics test plate. ... Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a microorganism to withstand the effects of an antibiotic. ...


The Little Clinic

In early 2006 Publix and The Little Clinic signed an exclusive agreement to open medical clinics within Publix stores. The first clinics were opened in the Atlanta, Miami, Orlando and Tampa markets in the first half of 2006. The Little Clinic health-care centers are staffed by nurse practitioners who can write prescriptions, provide diagnosis and treatment of common ailments and minor injuries, and offer wellness care like physicals, screenings, and vaccinations.[16]


Current projects

In July 2007 Publix opened a Carrabba's Italian Market at the University Walk Publix in Sarasota, Florida, in conjunction with Carrabba's Italian Grill. This miniaturized version of the restaurant prepares several Carrabba's recipes for carry-out.[17][18] Cà dZan - a 1925 Sarasota residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County on the central west coast of Florida, USA. Its official limits include Sarasota Bay and several barrier islands between the bay and the Gulf of... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Take-out or carry-out (take-away in the UK and Australia) is food purchased at a restaurant but eaten elsewhere. ...


In select markets, Publix is also conducting trials of other various specialties, including a cologne and perfume fragrance department, in conjunction with Camrose Trading.[19] For other uses, see Perfume (disambiguation). ...


Publix is also experimenting with a gourmet deli at its Lake Mary Collection store in Lake Mary, Florida.[20] Lake Mary is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ...


Publix Pix

Publix also currently operates seven Publix Pix gasoline-convenience stores. Locations are limited during the trial basis of the concept. Also in the works is Publix Liquors, a stand-alone liquor store. The liquor sales will be in a separate entrance on the exterior of the building, as required by local laws. The company is modeling this after many other grocery chains. Currently, all Publix Pix and Publix Liquors locations are adjacent to a Publix Super Market. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A liquor store in Decatur, Georgia. ...


Crispers

In 2002, Publix invested in the Lakeland-based restaurant chain Crispers, which concentrates on health-conscious fare. Publix intends to grow the chain. [21] Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ...


Awards

A standalone Publix in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
A standalone Publix in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Publix has won various local, regional, and national industry and philanthropic awards, among them: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1004x1514, 118 KB) A Publix Supermarket in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Photograph by User:ElvertBarnes in www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1004x1514, 118 KB) A Publix Supermarket in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Photograph by User:ElvertBarnes in www. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area [1]  - City 36. ... Philanthropy involves the donation or granting of money to various worthy charitable causes. ...

  • In March 2007, Publix was ranked No. 19 in the BusinessWeek Top 25 list of "Customer Service Champs".[22]
  • Private Label Buyer magazine named Publix as "Retailer of the Year" in their April 2007 publication.[23]
  • Publix has been listed by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in America" every year since the list was created in 1998. It is one of only three companies on the list with more than 100,000 employees.[24] It is also listed by Fortune as one of "America's Most Admired Companies."
  • Publix was given the highest customer satisfaction rating among supermarkets by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.[25]
  • The National Center for Employee Ownership lists Publix as the largest company in the United States with at least 50% employee-ownership.[26]
  • Publix is among the top ten National Corporate Leaders for the United Way[27], giving $35.8 million through both employee and corporate donations in 2007.[28]

BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... Fortune magazine is Americas second longest-running business magazine after Forbes magazine. ... The United Way of America is a coalition of charitable organizations in the United States that have traditionally pooled efforts in fundraising. ...

Controversy

In 1997, a settlement was reached in a class action lawsuit concerning gender discrimination. Publix paid $81.5 million in damages to its female employees and made policy changes in its workplaces as a result.[29] In law, a class action is an equitable procedural device used in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for large numbers of people whose cases involve common questions of law and fact. ...


In 2003, Publix supported a successful bill that prevents people from suing if their land is polluted by dry cleaning chemicals. Dry cleaning chemicals can penetrate floors and seep into groundwater. Publix had in the past lost a lawsuit filed by a nearby property owner whose property had been contaminated in this manner.[30]


On October 4, 2005, Publix sued Visa and MasterCard for unfair business practices over their unannounced and non-negotiable raises in merchant account fees.[31] Wal-Mart won a similar lawsuit against Visa in 2004. Visa is a brand of credit card and debit card operated by the Visa International Service Association of San Francisco, California, USA, an economic joint venture of 21,000 financial institutions that issue and market Visa products. ... MasterCard Worldwide (NYSE: MA) is a multinational corporation based in Purchase, NY in the United States. ... A merchant account is a specialized bank account that allows a business to accept credit cards (primarily Visa and Mastercard), debit cards, gift cards and other forms of payment cards. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


In 2006, Bank of America began a two-year phase-out of its banks in Publix Super Markets, leaving customers displeased due to the loss of its in-store convenience.[32] Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ...


Locations

Atlanta redirects here. ...

References

  1. ^ Publix CEO Announces Retirement Plans, Publix, September 5, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Publix Announces 4th Quarter and Annual Results for 2007, Publix, March 3, 2008.
  3. ^ The Largest Private Companies, Forbes.com, November 9, 2006.
  4. ^ 2007 Top 75 North American Food Retailers, Supermarket News, Accessed February 24, 2007.
  5. ^ Top 100 Retailers: The Nation's Retail Power Players (PDF), Stores, July 2007.
  6. ^ a b c d Publix Facts and Figures, Publix, Retrieved April 15th, 2008
  7. ^ The Jenkins Story, University of South Florida Office of Donor Relations & Foundation Scholarship Programs
  8. ^ Publix Super Markets Selects Epson Printers for Store-Wide System Rollout, Epson Press Corner, September 17, 2004.
  9. ^ Publix Super Markets Selects HP for Point-of-sale, In-store Processing and Pharmacy Systems, HP Press Release, September 3, 2004.
  10. ^ Supermarket Chains Join the "Organic Revolution", Palm Beach Post, June 26, 2005.
  11. ^ Publix Expands Pilot Programs, Publix News Release, May 17, 2007.
  12. ^ Publix opening GreenWise today in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Post, September 27, 2007.
  13. ^ Publix pharmacy ranked No. 1 for customer satisfaction, Orlando Business Journal, September 18, 2006.
  14. ^ Publix Pharmacies Launch Free Prescription Drug Program in All Operating Areas. Publix News Release, August 6, 2007.
  15. ^ Grocer Publix to Offer 7 Antibiotics for Free: Doctors Warn About Resistance to Bacteria When Treating Disease. ABC News, August 7, 2007.
  16. ^ Publix and The Little Clinic to Open Walk-in Medical Clinics, Publix, February 6, 2006.
  17. ^ Publix Tests Curbside Service, The Ledger, July 10, 2007.
  18. ^ Carrabba's Italian Market to Open in Sarasota Publix, Publix News Release, January 9, 2006.
  19. ^ Publix picks up scent of competition, South Florida Business Journal, February 24, 2006.
  20. ^ Publix to debut worldly culinary cuisine, Publix News Release, April 2, 2007.
  21. ^ Publix Super Markets Invests in Crispers, Publix News Release, August 8, 2002.
  22. ^ "Customer Service Champs", BusinessWeek, March 5, 2007.
  23. ^ White Noise Private Label Buyer, retrieved June 5, 2007.
  24. ^ 100 Best Companies to Work for in America 2007, Great Place to Work Institute
  25. ^ Publix named top supermarket for customer satisfaction, Orlando Business Journal, February 23, 2006.
  26. ^ The Employee Ownership 100, The National Center for Employee Ownership
  27. ^ National Corporate Leadership, United Way of America
  28. ^ Publix Community Involvement, Publix, Retrieved May 8th, 2008.
  29. ^ EOC, Publix settle gender discrimination suit, Jacksonville Business Journal, January 27, 1997.
  30. ^ Environmentalists grumble over bills, St. Petersburg Times, May 4, 2003.
  31. ^ Publix Announces Suit Against Visa and MasterCard, Publix News Release, October 4, 2005.
  32. ^ Bank of America to Expand Branches in Greater Florida, Bank of America, March 16, 2006.

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