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Publix Recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 19 Consecutive Years

LAKELAND, Fla., March 3, 2016 — For the 19th consecutive year, Publix has been honored as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Publix was ranked No. 67 on this year’s list — up from No. 81 last year — and was one of only 12 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998.

“I’ve been privileged to lead what could quite possibly be the best company in the world,” said Ed Crenshaw, Publix CEO. “I’m proud of our commitment to our people, culture and communities. We are humbled to be recognized by Fortune for 19 consecutive years as a great place to work. The secret to our success is our associates - company owners themselves - who’ve been making Publix a great place to work for more than 85 years.”

Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on a survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks detailed questions about pay and benefits programs, and open-ended questions about hiring, communication and diversity.

Publix will be featured in the March 15th edition of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work. Fortune Senior Editor, Christopher Tkaczyk, had an opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn what makes Publix a great company to work for and a beloved brand. He spent one week working in the company’s retail environment experiencing the culture and people first-hand. To read about his experience visit http://fortune.com/publix-best-companies/. For more information about the survey and how companies were ranked, visit Fortune’s website, www.fortune.com.