About PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS, INC.

Publix Super Markets tops the list of privately owned grocery operators in the US. By emphasizing service and a family-friendly image over price, Publix has outgrown and outperformed its regional rivals. More than two-thirds of its 1,136 stores are in Florida, but it also operates in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina (a new market for the company). Publix makes some of its own bakery, deli, dairy goods, and fresh prepared foods at its own manufacturing plants in Florida and Georgia. Also, many stores house pharmacies and banks. Founder George Jenkins began offering stock to Publix employees in 1930. Employees own about 31% of Publix, which is still run by the Jenkins family.

Operations

Publix stores sell grocery products (dairy, produce, deli, baker, meat, and seafood), health and beauty care products, general merchandise, pharmacy products, flowers, and other products and services. Grocery activities account for 85% of sales.

In addition to more than 1,124 supermarkets, Publix operates seven distribution centers in Florida and one in Georgia. The company also has ten manufacturing facilities, including three dairies, two bakeries, and a deli plant. Publix's private label items are produced at its facilities and by suppliers.

Geographic Reach

Publix has supermarkets located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

It restocks store shelves from eight distribution centers -- seven in Florida and one in Georgia.

Sales and Marketing

Supermarkets are often in strip shopping centers where Publix is the anchor tennant.

Financial Performance

In fiscal 2016, Publix recorded a further consecutive year of growth. Total revenue of $34.0 billion was up 5.1% on the previous year. Growth was a result of an extra trading week (accounting for 1.9 points of growth) and a 1.9 point increase in comparable store sales. New stores openings contributed as well.

Net income ticked up 3% to $2.0 billion due to higher revenue, although as a percentage of sales net income fell a notch to 6.0%. This was due to an increase in promotional activity.

Cash from operating activities climbed 11% to $3.3 billion, largely as a timing quirk relating to fiscal year end and the Christmas holidays.

Strategy

Publix's growth strategy is based on net store openings.

In fiscal 2016, it opened 32 stores and closed ten. Seven of the openings were replacement supermarkets, while 156 supermarkets were remodeled. The openings added 1.3 million square feet, or 2.4% of total square footage. Publix has 29 supermarkets under construction -- twelve in Florida, seven in North Carolina, four in Virginia, two in Alabama, two in Tennessee, one in Georgia, and one in South Carolina.

The company opened 28 supermarkets in 2015, including five in North Carolina, three in South Carolina, three in Alabama, and two in Georgia. The company closed nine under-performing stores during the year.

To drive more foot traffic to stores, Publix partnered with Starbucks to open franchise outlets in its supermarkets. The first such in-store coffee shop opened in late 2016, with five more scheduled to open in 2017.

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PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS, INC.

3300 Publix Corporate Pkwy
Lakeland, FL 33811-3311
Phone: 1 (863) 688-1188
Fax: 1 (863) 284-5532

Stats

  • Employer Type: Public
  • President, CEO, and Director: Randall T. Jones
  • Chairman: William E. Crenshaw
  • President, CEO, and Director: Randall T. Jones
  • 2016 Employees: 191,000

Major Office Locations

  • Lakeland, FL

Other Locations

  • Alabaster, AL
  • Athens, AL
  • Auburn, AL
  • Bessemer, AL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Calera, AL
  • Chelsea, AL
  • Daphne, AL
  • Decatur, AL
  • Dothan, AL
  • Enterprise, AL
  • Fairhope, AL
  • Gardendale, AL
  • Gulf Shores, AL
  • Guntersville, AL
  • Harvest, AL
  • Helena, AL
  • Homewood, AL
  • Hoover, AL
  • Hueytown, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Irondale, AL
  • Madison, AL
  • Meridianville, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Moody, AL
  • Mountain Brk, AL
  • Northport, AL
  • Orange Beach, AL
  • Owens Cross Roads, AL
  • Oxford, AL
  • Pelham, AL
  • Pell City, AL
  • Phenix City, AL
  • Pinson, AL
  • Prattville, AL
  • Spanish Fort, AL
  • Trussville, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Vestavia, AL
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Apollo Beach, FL
  • Apopka, FL
  • Auburndale, FL
  • Ave Maria, FL
  • Bartow, FL
  • Belleair Bluffs, FL
  • Belleview, FL
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Bonita Springs, FL
  • Boynton Beach, FL
  • Bradenton, FL
  • Brandon, FL
  • Brooksville, FL
  • Cape Coral, FL
  • Casselberry, FL
  • Celebration, FL
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Clermont, FL
  • Cocoa, FL
  • Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Coconut Creek, FL
  • Cooper City, FL
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Coral Springs, FL
  • Crestview, FL
  • Crystal River, FL
  • Cutler Bay, FL
  • Dade City, FL
  • Dania, FL
  • Davenport, FL
  • Davie, FL
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • De Land, FL
  • Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Delray Beach, FL
  • Deltona, FL
  • Destin, FL
  • Doral, FL
  • Dunedin, FL
  • Edgewater, FL
  • Englewood, FL
  • Estero, FL
  • Eustis, FL
  • Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Fleming Island, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • Fort Pierce, FL
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Greenacres, FL
  • Groveland, FL
  • Gulf Breeze, FL
  • Haines City, FL
  • Hallandale Beach, FL
  • Hernando, FL
  • Hialeah, FL
  • Hobe Sound, FL
  • Holiday, FL
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Holmes Beach, FL
  • Homestead, FL
  • Homosassa, FL
  • Hudson, FL
  • Indian Harbour Beach, FL
  • Inverness, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • Jensen Beach, FL
  • Jupiter, FL
  • Key Largo, FL
  • Key West, FL
  • Kissimmee, FL
  • Lady Lake, FL
  • Lake City, FL
  • Lake Mary, FL
  • Lake Placid, FL
  • Lake Wales, FL
  • Lake Worth, FL
  • Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • Land O Lakes, FL
  • Lantana, FL
  • Largo, FL
  • Laud By Sea, FL
  • Lauderhill, FL
  • Leesburg, FL
  • Lehigh Acres, FL
  • Lighthouse Point, FL
  • Lithia, FL
  • Live Oak, FL
  • Longboat Key, FL
  • Longwood, FL
  • Loxahatchee, FL
  • Lutz, FL
  • Lynn Haven, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Marathon, FL
  • Marco Island, FL
  • Margate, FL
  • Melbourne, FL
  • Melbourne Beach, FL
  • Merritt Island, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • Miami Lakes, FL
  • Miami Shores, FL
  • Middleburg, FL
  • Miramar, FL
  • Mount Dora, FL
  • Mulberry, FL
  • Naples, FL
  • Navarre, FL
  • Neptune Beach, FL
  • New Port Richey, FL
  • New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • Newberry, FL
  • Nokomis, FL
  • North Fort Myers, FL
  • North Lauderdale, FL
  • North Miami, FL
  • North Palm Beach, FL
  • North Port, FL
  • Oakland Park, FL
  • Ocala, FL
  • Ocoee, FL
  • Okeechobee, FL
  • Orange City, FL
  • Orange Park, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Ormond Beach, FL
  • Oviedo, FL
  • Pace, FL
  • Palatka, FL
  • Palm Bay, FL
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Palm City, FL
  • Palm Coast, FL
  • Palm Harbor, FL
  • Palm Springs, FL
  • Palmetto, FL
  • Panama City, FL
  • Panama City Beach, FL
  • Parkland, FL
  • Parrish, FL
  • Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Pinecrest, FL
  • Pinellas Park, FL
  • Placida, FL
  • Plant City, FL
  • Plantation, FL
  • Pompano Beach, FL
  • Ponte Vedra, FL
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Port Charlotte, FL
  • Port Orange, FL
  • Port Richey, FL
  • Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Punta Gorda, FL
  • Riverview, FL
  • Rockledge, FL
  • Roseland, FL
  • Royal Palm Beach, FL
  • Saint Augustine, FL
  • Saint Cloud, FL
  • Saint Johns, FL
  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Sanford, FL
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Satellite Beach, FL
  • Sebastian, FL
  • Seffner, FL
  • Seminole, FL
  • South Daytona, FL
  • South Pasadena, FL
  • Spring Hill, FL
  • St Pete Beach, FL
  • Stuart, FL
  • Sun City Center, FL
  • Sunny Isles Beach, FL
  • Sunrise, FL
  • Surfside, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Tamarac, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Temple Terrace, FL
  • Tequesta, FL
  • The Villages, FL
  • Titusville, FL
  • Treasure Island, FL
  • Trinity, FL
  • Valrico, FL
  • Venice, FL
  • Vero Beach, FL
  • Weeki Wachee, FL
  • Wellington, FL
  • Wesley Chapel, FL
  • West Miami, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Weston, FL
  • Wilton Manors, FL
  • Windermere, FL
  • Winter Garden, FL
  • Winter Haven, FL
  • Winter Park, FL
  • Winter Springs, FL
  • Yulee, FL
  • Zephyrhills, FL
  • Acworth, GA
  • Albany, GA
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Athens, GA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Augusta, GA
  • Bethlehem, GA
  • Braselton, GA
  • Brookhaven, GA
  • Brunswick, GA
  • Buford, GA
  • Byron, GA
  • Canton, GA
  • Carrollton, GA
  • Cartersville, GA
  • Columbus, GA
  • Conyers, GA
  • Covington, GA
  • Cumming, GA
  • Dacula, GA
  • Dallas, GA
  • Decatur, GA
  • Douglasville, GA
  • Duluth, GA
  • Evans, GA
  • Fairburn, GA
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Flowery Branch, GA
  • Gainesville, GA
  • Greensboro, GA
  • Hiram, GA
  • Hoschton, GA
  • Kathleen, GA
  • Kennesaw, GA
  • Kingsland, GA
  • Lagrange, GA
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Leesburg, GA
  • Lilburn, GA
  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • Lithonia, GA
  • Locust Grove, GA
  • Loganville, GA
  • Mableton, GA
  • Macon, GA
  • Marietta, GA
  • Martinez, GA
  • Mcdonough, GA
  • Morrow, GA
  • Newnan, GA
  • Norcross, GA
  • Peachtree City, GA
  • Perry, GA
  • Pooler, GA
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Richmond Hill, GA
  • Rome, GA
  • Roswell, GA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Smyrna, GA
  • Snellville, GA
  • Stockbridge, GA
  • Stone Mountain, GA
  • Sugar Hill, GA
  • Suwanee, GA
  • Thomasville, GA
  • Tifton, GA
  • Tucker, GA
  • Tyrone, GA
  • Valdosta, GA
  • Villa Rica, GA
  • Watkinsville, GA
  • Winder, GA
  • Woodstock, GA
  • Cary, NC
  • Cornelius, NC
  • Matthews, NC
  • Statesville, NC
  • Aiken, SC
  • Anderson, SC
  • Beaufort, SC
  • Bluffton, SC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Daniel Island, SC
  • Duncan, SC
  • Easley, SC
  • Fort Mill, SC
  • Goose Creek, SC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Greer, SC
  • Hardeeville, SC
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Johns Island, SC
  • Lexington, SC
  • Mauldin, SC
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • North Augusta, SC
  • North Charleston, SC
  • North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Simpsonville, SC
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Summerville, SC
  • Taylors, SC
  • Antioch, TN
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Clarksville, TN
  • Cleveland, TN
  • Concord, TN
  • Franklin, TN
  • Gallatin, TN
  • Goodlettsville, TN
  • Hermitage, TN
  • Hixson, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Lebanon, TN
  • Mount Juliet, TN
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Nolensville, TN
  • Ooltewah, TN
  • Smyrna, TN
  • Spring Hill, TN
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