Publix Super markets, widely known as Publix is one of the largest employee-owned American super market chain, consisting of more than 200,000 employees. It is headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. Publix is a private corporation founded back in 1930, owned and operated by employees and members of Jenkins Family. Currently, Publix operates all throughout the United States with locations including Alabama and Tennessee. Publix was ranked 39 in the Fortune's 100 Best Companies to work for. It is one of the eight companies who have made it to the list since 1998. Its wide range of product portfolio and employee diversity differentiates it from its competitors.
Publix's motto of making shopping pleasurable has made it achieve a strong customer base. Each store offers a huge variety of products and services in departments like grocery, bakery, Deli, floral, meat produce and seafood. Some of its stores provide valet parking, sushi bars, cafes and pharmacy departments. The popular submarine sandwiches sold at its deli are popularly referred as "Pub subs". The customer service counter provides Western Union services, lottery tickets, checking cash and Rug Doctor rentals. Ask any random stranger in the Southeastern US what their favorite grocery store is, and without doubt, they will name Publix.