Analysis Of George Jenkins's Publix Super Market

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George Jenkins founded Publix Super Market as a private employee-owned American market in the spring of 1930 with a 27 ft by 65 ft store in Winter Haven Florida. Since than the organization has grown rapidly and is currently the largest employee owned grocery chain in the United States. The company was built around their slogan, “Where Shopping is a Pleasure’ and continues strive to make the slogan a reality by providing their customers with a clean atmosphere and excellent customer service. The Publix Super Market stores can be found throughout the southeast, with locations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The state of Florida currently holds the most Publix stores with a total of 765 stores. The chain is currently expanding with 28 new supermarkets and 154 remodeled in 2015; bring the company to a total of 1,114 Publix Super Market stores that range from 28,000 to 61,000 square feet. In the year of 2016 the company is working on venturing into the state of Virginia with a store opening in Bristol and in metropolitan Richmond. (Facts & Figures, 2014) While other competing grocery stores in the south, such as Win-Dixie and Albertsons are fighting to stay alive with the growing popularity of superstores like Wal-Mart and Target that offer a wide range of products such, as tools, garden, and home departments. Publix is able to continue to excel due to their unique values. Todd Jones, the president of Publix states that, “We believe that

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