Publix Corporate Office

Publix Corporate Office Address

Publix Super Markets, Inc.
3300 Publix Corporate Pkwy
Lakeland, FL 33811

Contact Publix

Phone Number: (863) 688-1188
Fax Number: (863) 284-3302
Website: http://www.publix.com
Email: Email Publix


CEO: William E. Crenshaw
CFO: David P. Phillips
COO: Randall T. Jones, Sr.

Publix History

Publix Super Markets were founded in 1930 by George Jenkins in Winter Haven, Florida.

In 1935, a second location was opened.  In 1940, Jenkins mortgaged an orange grove to get the capital required to open Florida’s first supermarket.

In 1951, after rapid growth, a warehouse was opened in Lakeland.  The Publix corporate office was also moved to Lakeland, where it still resides today.

By 1962, there were 85 stores.  By 1969, there were 150 locations.

George stepped down as CEO in the 1980s and his son, Howard M. Jenkins, became the new CEO.

In 1991, the first non-Florida store was opened in Savannah, Georgia.  In 1993, the company expanded to South Carolina.  Expansion continued to Alabama in 1996.

George Jenkins passed away in 1996.

In 2009, Publix opened its 1000th store.  The company currently operates nearly 1100 stores in the Southeastern US.

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Julie September 1, 2014 at 11:57 am

Good Afternoon,

My family and I will be visiting Orlando, Florida next Thursday from the UK. I have already purchased 2 helium balloons for our children as a surprise for when we arrive at the villa we are staying in.

Is it possible I could take them into the Publix store near us (on the 27) and have them filled with helium?



Becky McLaughlin August 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm

I love Publix!!!! But….why is it I have a store 1 mile from me and I have to drive 10 miles to Jay Roughton’s store on Peachland to find the service I am use to after 45 years. Here is why: I arrive at Publix on Toledo Blade at 7:30 pm to prepare for a big event tomorrow…. I wait 12 minutes in the deli because they have only 1 employee… The young man was doing the best he could but there were 6 people in line…. Then I get to the produce department and it is ransacked…. No Romaine lettuce, no pickling cucumbers, no sweet onions… So I ask the clerk in that area and his reply was that it was a really busy day…when I ask for the department manager he said he was on vacation….. So when I check out I asked for the manager…. Told him I wasn’t one to complain but that I was going to have to return to Publix tomorrow because they were out of most produce… His name was Dustin and his reply was “food is ordered by people and machines”. Never said he was sorry…. Just left it with his one comment….. That brought me a lot of consolation…. : ( why be open if you don’t have staff or product???? This store is an embarrassment to your organization. I am a Publix stockholder and this isn’t the way you have trained us in the past. I look forward to hearing from you.


Rosy Ramos August 21, 2014 at 11:10 am

Hello. I would like to know if this company would consider bringing a store to Puerto Rico. I love this supermarket!


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