Publix news

10 February 2021
Following the launch of the format in 2018, Publix has opened the eighth location of its GreenWise Market format. We look inside this store, which is the first to be developed by the retailer as part of a high-rise development in a downtown location. Downtown location The store is located on the ground floor of The Main Las Olas building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The retailer has taken t...
16 July 2020
Following the launch of a pilot Instacart Meals programme in January, Publix and Instacart are rolling out the initiative across the chain of over 1,200 stores. Instacart seeking to grow meal delivery business The Instacart Meals service enables Publix customers to order products from the major US retailer’s deli, including meal solutions, for store pickup or delivery in as little as one ho...
23 June 2020
Publix has expanded its GreenWise store concept, opening its first store in Georgia and two additional outlets in Florida. This takes the chain to nine locations. Specialty retail format GreenWise Market is a specialty, natural and organic concept which offers a wide range of prepared foods made from organic and antibiotic-free ingredients. The concept is marginally smaller than a conventio...
12 March 2020
Publix is launching a new scheme called Club Publix, its first personalised membership program. Benefits of the scheme The free program is open to all Publix shoppers and offers a number of special benefits, including early notification of promotions and other sales. Digital features include being able to pay by scanning the Publix app and the ability to receive e-receipts. To capitalise on...
05 March 2020
Publix has announced sales of $38bn for 2019, an increase of 5.6%. Strong performance throughout the year Q4 sales were up 5.1% to $9.8bn, with same store sales up 3.6% for both the quarter and the full year. Profit for the year was up 26% to $3bn, however a change in accounting procedures contributed to this positive gain. Excluding these changes, profit would have been up almost 4% to $2....
06 December 2019
Having redesigned the GreenWise format in 2018 to position it in a new, contemporary direction, Publix is expanding the new concept and has just opened the latest store in South Carolina. New shopping experience for the community The new store is located in Lexington, South Carolina and is the second to open in the state. As well as unique and local products, it will also act as a gathering...
02 October 2019
We highlight the must-see stores from the leading US food retailers, including several recently opened locations, and the reasons why such developments are important. Switching investments towards remodels Over the last few years, we have seen a renewed focus on store development, with most retailers switching more of their capex towards remodels. For the majority, the emphasis has been p...
12 August 2019
We highlight how regionally focused food retailers continue to thrive in the face of intensifying competition and market consolidation and the factors behind their success. Retailers to watch North America is home to many of the world’s largest retailers. These include Walmart, Costco and Kroger, which lead the global rankings. However, the scale of the US and Canada has enabled regionall...
07 January 2019
US-based Publix is launching its first online ‘Aprons Cooking School’ class on YouTube. Optimising the Aprons brand The classes will be led by two Publix Aprons Cooking School chefs and will be free to watch. Viewers will also be able to participate in a live chat by submitting comments and questions for the chefs to answer. Publix will also make the recipes and a shopping list available ah...
24 October 2018
Publix has announced a series of senior leadership changes, including the appointment of Kevin Murphy as company president, effective January 1, 2019. Todd Jones continues as CEO Kevin Murphy, senior vice president of retail operations, is promoted to be the retailer’s president. Murphy has worked at Publix since 1984, progressing through the business to his current role. He takes over from...