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Publix's mission statement, decoded

A company's mission statement should stand the test of time. It should be clear and concise, but provide a good idea of what’s most important to the company. You might have seen or heard Publix's mission statement before, but you may not know the story behind it.

Serving the community is part of our mission

Being involved as responsible citizens in our communities is a point of our mission statement that comes naturally for many Publix associates. Mr. George believed being involved as responsible citizens in our communities was an investment, a responsibility and a privilege. He was once asked, “Mr. George, how much do you think you’d be worth today if you hadn’t given so much away?” Without hesitation he responded, “Probably nothing.”

Mr. George’s contribution to the community grew stronger as years passed, and his legacy lives on in all of us. Today, our associates continue to give their time, talent and money back to those in need.

Check out how six associates were awarded for living the mission.