Shortly after opening the first Publix store, our founder had a brilliant idea. George Jenkins knew that if you owned something, you'd take better care of it. So he thought giving his associates ownership in the company would be a wise investment. And he was right!
Today, Publix is the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the U.S. We continue to receive awards for providing excellent customer service from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, J.D. Power & Associates and others — so it's clear Publix associates treat their customers like royalty and their company like owners.
Mr. George once said, "One of the most important lessons I've learned in my business career is that no man puts together an organization on his own."
As company owners, Publix associates have a vested interest in making Publix successful. They're dedicated to making sure Publix is a great place to work and where shopping is a pleasure.
Check back next month to learn how important Mr. George felt it was to give back and how we continue to give today.
Publix has a long-standing tradition of being the kind of company a community can count on, beginning with our founding in 1930.
Publix is proud of our accomplishments as a caring employer, industry leader, and member of the community.