A Case Study of Publix Supermarkets

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Describe the type of business market, its business share, financials, size and global presence.

Publix Super Markets is one of the largest and fastest growing employee-owned grocery companies in the United States. The company seeks to provide a broad range of quality and fresh products at reasonably affordable prices. They purposefully strive to avoid waste, offer great value, and act as good corporate citizens for the communities that they serve. The company also maintains manufacturing and distribution centers to supply its stores. Unless otherwise noted, the core information about the elements of Publix comes from their website, whose address is http://www.publix.com/Home.do.
The Company Overview page reports over $25 billion in sales in 2010, reflecting a nearly continuous growth pattern since its founding in 1930 in Winter Haven, Florida, by George W. Jenkins. The company is primarily located in the southern regions of the country, with over 700 locations in Florida, over 150 in Georgia, and the rest distributed throughout Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. There are now about 150,000 employees who are involved in their manufacturing and packaging plants as well as in their many storefront locations. It is one of the few Fortune 500 Companies that has been able to live up to its commitment of never intentionally trying to disappoint its customers. A February 2011 press release from the company announced that it was once again the top…
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