Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, is an employee-owned, American supermarket chain headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. Founded in 1930 by George W. Jenkins, Publix is a private corporation that is wholly owned by present and past employees and members of the Jenkins family.
Publix operates throughout the Southeastern United States, with locations in Florida (799), Georgia (186), Alabama (71), South Carolina (59), Tennessee (45), North Carolina (42), and Virginia (13).
Publix stands as one of the largest U.S. regional grocery chains. Locations are found as far north as S ...
potsylvania, Virginia, as far south as Key West, Florida, while the westernmost location is in Mobile, Alabama. Today, the state of Florida still has the largest number of stores, with 799, about two-thirds of the outlets. As of January 2019, Publix employs about 193,000 people at its 1,215 retail locations, cooking schools, corporate offices, 9 grocery distribution centers, and 11 manufacturing facilities. The manufacturing facilities produce its dairy, deli, bakery, and other food products.