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LAKELAND, Fla., Sept. 12, 2023 — Publix has been named on the 2023 Best Workplaces in Retail list by Fortune, ranking No. 6 of the 20 best large retail workplaces. Associates say the company’s support of them, dedication to service, welcoming culture and community support are some of the reasons they enjoy working for Publix.

“Publix is proud to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in the retail industry for the 10th year in a row,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “We strive to uphold the philosophies our company was founded on 93 years ago, which begins with taking care of our associates.” 

Care for Publix associates

Publix is committed to caring for its associates. As a company, Publix focuses on supporting and encouraging wellness across all aspects of associates’ lives, including career growth, social well-being, physical health and overall mental/emotional health and wellness. As the largest employee-owned company in the country, Publix offers its associates the opportunity to become company owners through its employee stock ownership and employee stock purchase plans. Publix also helps its associates further their education with tuition reimbursement benefits and offers a variety of career paths and opportunities for advancement.

Care for Publix communities and the environment

In addition to being passionately devoted to its associates and customers, Publix is committed to alleviating hunger and helping the environment in the communities it serves. The company partners with its customers and associates to give nourishing fresh produce and nonperishable food to local food banks and monetary support to nonprofits. Publix also encourages its associates to serve their local communities during its two annual Publix Serves Weeks, when associates volunteer together across the company’s operating area. 

Associates also give back to the communities where they work and live through the annual United Way workplace-giving campaign. Donations made by associates support over 100 local United Ways across the Southeast. 

Additionally, Publix believes in making responsible choices that positively affect the environment. Sustainability is ingrained in the company’s culture and guides its decisions in supporting initiatives like donating to protect, restore and conserve areas of the Florida Everglades, giving to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to help protect ocean wildlife, and funding the planting of trees using a portion of reusable bag sales.

List methodology

Great Place to Work analyzed survey feedback representing more than 1 million employees working in the retail industry in the United States. Questions focused on their experiences with their companies, including innovation, company values and the effectiveness of leaders.

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