Publix Acquires Florida Safeway Stores
LAKELAND, Fla., June 28, 2018 — Today, Publix Super Markets Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase three Florida stores from Safeway. The locations include:
|503 E. Altamonte Drive
|10500 Ulmerton Road
|950 NE 50th Street
Publix CEO & President Todd Jones commented on the purchase, “Publix continues to look for ways to expand within our operating area to better serve our customers. We are excited for this opportunity to acquire existing stores within our home state.”
The three locations plan to continue operating as Safeway stores until early September. However, Safeway’s pharmacies will close prior to the main store closings. Publix posters will be displayed within Safeway’s pharmacies to advise customers once their prescriptions have transferred to the Publix Pharmacy.
Impacted Safeway employees are encouraged to pursue job opportunities at Publix and will be provided with details on how to apply for employment. We expect all locations to have grand opening dates within the fourth quarter of this year.