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PO Box 407
Lakeland, FL 33802
Employees: 168,500
CEO: William Crenshaw
Employee-owned stock


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Publix Super Markets is the largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the nation and serves the Southeastern U.S. Publix has 1,087 supermarkets in Florida (757), Georgia (181), South Carolina (50), Alabama (56) and Tennessee (38).

For fiscal 2013, sales at Publix were $28.9 billion, up from $27.5 billion in 2012. Net earnings were $1.7 billion.

Publix has manufacturing facilities in: Atlanta, GA - Bakery Plant; Deerfield Beach, FL - Dairy Plant, Fresh Foods; Jacksonville, FL - Fresh Foods; Lakeland, FL - Bakery Plant, Dairy Plant, Deli Kitchen, Fresh Foods, and Printing Services; Lawrenceville, GA - Dairy Plant    

Publix also has eight distribution centers with 7 in Florida and one in Georgia.

Stock in Publix is available only to employees and is not publicly traded. Only employees and members of the Board of Directors can purchase stock at certain times of the year. The market price of Publix stock is determined by the company's Board of Directors, following estimates by independent appraiser.

The company was founded by George Jenkins who opened the first Publix store in 1930 in Winter Haven, FL.

Publix was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune magazine for 16 consecutive years.


Benefits available to all eligible associates:

- Annual holiday cash bonus and quarterly bonus for store associates
- Group Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Holiday Bonus
- Credit Union Services
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Additional benefits available to eligible full-time associates:
- Vacation Pay (eligible to part-time associates in the Atlanta division)
- Sick Pay
- Six paid holidays
- Group Long Term Disability Plan
- Group Life Insurance

Free hot lunches (buffet-style) for Corporate, Manufacturing, and Distribution associates who work at facilities that have a cafeteria

Updated October 27, 2014