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The beliefs of our founder, Mr. George, continue to influence the way we do business today. We celebrate his birthday each September as a constant reminder of where we are now and where we’re going! Mr. George had a passion for people. He inspired his associates to be enthusiastic about making customers happy and exceeding their expectations — and that passion still drives our associates and our company today.

Mr. George once said, “When we at Publix look ahead, we are also glancing back to be sure that nothing we do, no new device we employ, no new design we conceive, departs from our original principle... which is to make Publix, in every way possible, the market where shopping is a pleasure.” As we continue to focus on ventures close to our core business, we understand providing premier customer service extends far beyond new technology and innovation; it also encompasses providing customers with a great in-store experience.

Without his vision, Publix would not be here today. Each year, we celebrate Mr. George’s birthday on Sept. 29. Known as Mr. George Day, we honor the man whose passion for putting people first led to Publix’s start on Sept. 6, 1930.

Publix family, let’s join together and pay tribute to remembering the man behind the big “P.”

Check back next month to learn about the many ways Publix invests in our associates.