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April 11, 2014

After 40 years of dedicated service, Publix Super Markets’ VP distribution Richard Schuler announced his decision to retire, effective May 2.

LAKELAND, Fla. — After 40 years of dedicated service, Publix Super Markets’ VP distribution Richard Schuler announced his decision to retire, effective May 2.  

March 11, 2014

Publix Super Markets’ VP distribution Richard Schuler is retiring, effective May 2, after 40 years of service, the retailer has announced.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets’ VP distribution Richard Schuler is retiring, effective May 2, after 40 years of service, the retailer has announced.

Succeeding Schuler is Publix veteran Casey Suarez, who will assume the role of VP of distribution, effective May 3.

December 26, 2013

Publix Super Markets has donated $25,000 to a local hunger-relief organization, the Florida-based supermarket chain said.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets has donated $25,000 to a local hunger-relief organization, the Florida-based supermarket chain said.

Publix made the donation to Food for All as part of its Sprinkle Joy campaign, announced earlier this month on its Facebook and Twitter pages, allowing users to make virtual holiday cookies; the filling of the cookie jar triggered donations to charitable organizations.

August 23, 2013

Publix Super Markets on Friday announced it will enter the Winston-Salem market and add a third location in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets on Friday announced it will enter the Winston-Salem market and add a third location in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. 

“We continue to deliver on our promise of serving the great state of North Carolina by adding yet another county to our market area,” stated Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “We are more than your community grocer — we are your neighbors, and look forward to sharing the Publix spirit with you.” 

March 5, 2013

While Publix has been tied to rumors it may put in a bid for Harris Teeter, local daily The Ledger on Monday reported that Publix isn't at all interested.

LAKELAND, Fla. — While Publix has been tied to rumors it may put in a bid for Harris Teeter, local daily The Ledger on Monday reported that Publix isn't at all interested

Publix is in the midst of its first expansion into North Carolina, with plans to open two stores in the Charlotte area in 2014.

Officials with Harris Teeter recently confirmed that the 208-store chain will consider offers from potential buyers.

December 7, 2012

Mark Hollis, retired Publix president and director emeritus, passed away early this morning at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, according to the company. He was 78.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Mark Hollis, retired Publix president and director emeritus, passed away early this morning at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, according to the company. He was 78.

September 19, 2012

Publix is entering the North Carolina market.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is entering the North Carolina market.

The company said its first store, which will be part of a new division based in Charlotte, will be located in Ballantyne, N.C., and has tentative plans to open in 2014. Publix said it is looking ahead to continued growth within North Carolina, along with its current operating areas of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.

February 14, 2012

Publix announced on Tuesday that it promoted Kelly Williams-Puccio to executive director of the Publix Super Markets Charities.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix announced on Tuesday that it promoted Kelly Williams-Puccio to executive director of the Publix Super Markets Charities. In her new position, Williams-Puccio will be responsible for the strategic direction of the charity foundation.

November 2, 2011

Third-quarter sales for Publix rose 5.5% to $6.4 billion, the Florida-based supermarket retailer announced Tuesday.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Third-quarter sales for Publix rose 5.5% to $6.4 billion, the Florida-based supermarket retailer announced Tuesday.

Comparable-store sales also saw an increase, rising 4.3% for the period, while net earnings totaled $311.9 million, compared with $283.2 million the in year-ago period, reflecting a 10.1% increase. Earnings per share for the retailer were 40 cents, up from 36 cents in the same period last year.

March 9, 2011

Publix's board of directors has approved an annual cash dividend of common stock, which will be payable and mailed June 1.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix's board of directors has approved an annual cash dividend of common stock, which will be payable and mailed June 1.

The 2011 dividend is 53 cents per share and will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on Apr. 29.

Publix, based in Lakeland, Fla., operates more than 1,000 stores and had 2010 sales of $25.1 billion.

October 31, 2010

Publix’s sales for third quarter 2010 totaled $6 billion, the company reported Monday, representing a...

September 6, 2010

Joseph DiBenedetto has been named a divisional VP at Publix, the grocer announced last week....

August 23, 2010

Publix Super Markets on Monday announced the launch of its flu immunization program, which will...

August 9, 2010

A seasoned Publix executive with 35 years of experience at the chain has been promoted...

January 14, 2010

Publix Super Markets earlier this week established a program to offer its Florida customers and...