Publix opens in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Earlier this month, Publix Super Markets opened a 53,000-square-foot store in Winston-Salem, N.C., its first in the city.

“We are excited to begin serving customers in Winston-Salem and providing premier service, quality products and value — including a large selection of buy-one get-one free deals weekly,” Kim Reynolds, media and community relations manager for the retailer’s Charlotte, N.C., division, said in a press release. “Additionally, we are looking forward to being an active and present partner in the community.”

The Lakeland, Fla.-based retailer currently has 18 stores in its Charlotte, N.C., division with another 20 slated to open in 2016, 2017 and beyond, according to its website.

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Supermarkets Top Alternative Formats (Part 1)

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Now more than ever, alternative formats like mass merchandisers, natural food retailers, dollar stores and even drugstores are encroaching on supermarket food sales. The following companies from the 2016 Top 75 list of U.S. and Canadian retailers represent the alternative formats with the most food sales.

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1. Wal-Mart Stores

Annual sales: $247.5 billion (estimated, consumables only)

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2. Costco Wholesale Corp.

Annual sales: $69.4 billion (consumables only)

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3. CVS Health

Annual sales: $44.4 billion (estimated, consumables only)

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4. Target Corp.

Annual sales: $34.2 billion (estimated, consumables only)

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5. Walgreen Co.

Annual sales: $28.3 billion (estimated, consumables only)

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6. Meijer, Inc.

Annual sales: $16.9 billion (estimated)

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7. Whole Foods Market

Annual sales: $15.4 billion

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8. Dollar General Corp.

Annual sales: $15.3 billion (estimated, consumables only)

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9. 7-Eleven

Annual sales: $13.3 billion (estimated, consumables only)

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10. Trader Joe’s Co.

Annual sales: $13 billion (estimated)

Walmart leads 2015 Top 25 Global Retailers.

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A shifting focus toward smaller retail formats and the strong U.S. dollar influenced Planet Retail’s list of the Top 25 Global Retailers, on which Walmart, Costco and Carrefour took the top three spots, respectively.

The ranking is based on 2015 sales in U.S. dollars, which Planet Retail has forecast for the year while taking into account historic performance, store opening projections (which are reflected in store counts provided) and an estimated comparable store growth rate.

With a projected $527.8 billion in sales, Wal-Mart Stores bests all other international retailers by a wide margin, according to Planet Retail.

“Walmart remains by far the leading player but will not rest on its laurels,” noted Robert Gregory, head of advisory for London-based Planet Retail. “In fact, there are a number of key strategic initiatives it is pursuing at home and abroad.”

These include restoring performance in some faltering international markets and focusing on e-commerce around the world.

“Walmart was initially slow to embrace e-commerce, but is making up ground fast with global e-commerce sales growing at more than 20% per annum,” Gregory said.

While the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer has online operations in most countries in which it operates, its key markets for digital sales are the U.S., U.K., Brazil and China, according to Gregory. Walmart considers Asda in the U.K. and Yihaodian in China to be best-in-class for e-commerce, he said.

No. 2 retailer, Issaquah, Wash.-based Costco Wholesale Corp., with a projected $127.9 billion in sales, has about 70% of its 687 outlets in the U.S., according to Gregory who said it is scheduled to open 24 new stores by fiscal year 2015.

“While the growth of ancillary businesses and an expanded service offering should boost domestic sales, international club expansion will drive new member growth, which will propel a stronger bottom line,” he said. “The first store in France is scheduled for 2016, following on from entry into Spain in 2014.”

French retailer Carrefour is No. 3, with $119.8 billion in sales when converted to U.S. dollars, and 12,965 outlets.

Gregory noted that despite increasing sales in their local currency, many European and Japanese retailers declined their ranking on the list due to currency exchange rates to the U.S. dollar.

Kroger, with $116.4 billion in sales and 3,750 stores takes the No. 4 spot, followed by Tesco.

The U.K.-based retailer is coming off a “nightmare year, rocked by leadership changes, the accountancy scandal, negative like-for-like sales and a record loss,” according to Gregory. “Further disposals are likely [such as Dunnhumby] and international markets such as South Korea, as it looks to rebuild its balance sheet and generate funds to invest in the U.K.”

While the outlook for Tesco and its 7,990 stores isn’t all doom and gloom, it still has a fair amount of challenges ahead.

“Tesco is currently on a journey and recent trading has actually improved and it is actually performing stronger than rivals such as Walmart’s Asda,” added Gregory. “However, it will be a long journey and with like-for-likes at its hypermarkets continuing to decline and with store openings being scaled back, Tesco is likely to fall further down the global ranking in the coming years.”

7-Eleven parent Seven & I, is the No. 6 retailer with $101.4 billion in sales across 38,009 outlets which include its retail banners and its nonfood offerings such as department stores.

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It’s followed in the ranking by Lidl parent, Schwarz Group, with $99.7 billion in sales. Earlier this summer, Lidl confirmed plans to expand beyond Europe for the first time, to the U.S., but these stores are not expected to open in the near-term and therefore did not factor into Planet Retail’s projections. Schwarz Group has also announced market entries in Serbia (Kaufland, Lidl) and Lithuania (Lidl), according to Gregory.

With $96.2 billion in sales, U.S.-based Walgreens Boots Alliance is ranked No. 8. Its position was boosted by Walgreen’s acquisition of the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots that it did not own, to form the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise and the largest purchaser of prescription drugs in the world.

Japanese retailer Aeon is No. 9 on the list with $92.1 billion in sales and 19,171 total outlets. And rounding out the top 10 is Aldi, which, according to Gregory, is among the retailers who’ve slipped down the ranking due to an unfavorable EUR-to-USD exchange rate.

Aldi’s expansion plans include new stores in a range of markets including some in Western and Southern Australia and West Coast and Southern California stores in the U.S. In addition to acquiring the Bottom Dollar chain from Delhaize, it hopes to more than double its stores in the U.K. by 2022, according to Gregory.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp., No. 11 on the list, “will accelerate small-box and urban expansion, via TargetExpress and to a lesser extent CityTarget,” said Gregory. “After having opened its first TargetExpress location last summer in its home market of Minneapolis, Target is set to open eight additional locations in 2015, more than half of its total planned store openings for the year.”

With $79.9 billion in sales, France-based Auchan is the 12th ranked retailer, followed by Metro Group (No. 13) with $77.9 billion in sales.

No. 14 on the list, CVS, with $70.5 billion in sales and 7,923 stores will continue to expand organically as well as benefit from the store-within-a-store concept that will result from its purchase of Target’s 1,660 in-store pharmacies and 80 in-store clinics, Gregory said.

“A clear trend amongst all players on the ranking is the shifting focus towards smaller formats,” he told SN. “Even the likes of Walmart are trying to decrease the proportion of sales from big-box stores as they look to embrace smaller formats, such as Walmart to Go and Walmart on Campus.

“In addition, investing in stores to make them a more integral part of the online shopping experience has become a priority with all leading players introducing click and collect facilities across their store networks. Clearly, this will be part of their attempts to reinvent the weak performing big-box stores, as well as measures such as improved service, greater use of in-store technology and trying to cater to the mobile shopper in the stores.”

Other notable retailers on the list include No. 19 Albertsons, with $56.8 billion in sales, whose ranking was boosted as a result of its merger with Safeway, and No. 22 Ahold, whose $46.7 billion sales projection does not include its forthcoming merger with Delhaize, according to Gregory.

Publix offers benefits to same-sex couples.

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Publix Super Markets began extending health benefits to same-sex couples on Jan. 1, even in operating areas that ban gay marriage.

“As long as they’re married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage and they have a valid marriage certificate, they can live in a state that doesn’t recognize it since it’s part of our six-state operating area,” Maria Brous, spokeswoman for the Lakeland, Fla.-based chain with stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, told SN.

Employees must also work at least 1,500 hours a year to qualify, according to reports.

While Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee ban same-sex marriage, North Carolina and South Carolina began recognizing it late in 2014, and starting Tuesday, same-sex couples will be free to marry in Florida.

“With two of our states (N.C. and S.C) already recognizing same-sex marriage and Florida discussing doing so, it was only right to offer benefits to all of our associates, regardless of their state,” Brous said.

Brous is unsure about how many additional associates will qualify for benefits under the rule, since Publix doesn’t track the sexual orientation of employees, but shared that feedback from associates has been “very positive.”

Promotions, inflation drive Publix Q3 sales.

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Comparable store sales at Publix Super Markets increased by 5% in the fiscal third quarter, but increased promotional activity and holding back of cost inflation drove margins down slightly.

The Lakeland, Fla., retailer said sales for the period, which ended Sept. 28, totaled $7.4 billion, a 5.2% increase from the same period a year ago. Comps were driven by increased customer counts refelecting an improving economic environment, as well as product cost increases.

Gross profits as a percent of sales in the quarter was 26.9%, down from 27.4% in the third quarter last year, Publix said. The decrease was due primarily to increases in promotional activity and product cost increases that were not passed along to customers. Quarterly net earnings of $356.3 million increased by 6.8%.

Year to date, Publix sales of $22.7 billion are up 5.3% and net earnings are up by 4.8% to $1.3 billion. Publix stock, which is available only to associates and board members, decreased from $33.85 per share to $33.80.

“I’m pleased that our Publix associates delivered strong results,” Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw said in a statement. “Unfortunately, these results were not enough to offset challenges in the stock market.”

The 14 best supermarkets in America (…and Part II)

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Reader score: 83
Location: Iowa, Neb., Ill., Minn.
Year founded: 1983

This Midwest chain received top scores in service and price satisfaction and above-average scores on cleanliness and perishables. Earlier this year, the company named a new CEO: Reynolds Cramer, who started out as a stock boy on the supermarket floor at age 16.

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Raley’s

Reader score: 83
Location: Calif. and Nev.
Year founded: 1934

This family-owned chain received the top score on cleanliness and perishables, an above-average score on service, and a below-average score on price satisfaction. Current CEO Michael Teel is the grandson of the Raley’s founder; he ran the company from 1996 to 2002 and returned to the helm in 2010 in an effort to keep the company private.

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Market Basket

Reader score: 83
Location: N.H., Mass., Maine
Year founded: 1962

This New England-based, family-owned discount grocer competes hard for price-conscious shoppers. In January it announced a 4 percent year-long discount for customers.

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Sprouts Farmers Market

Reader score: 84
Location:  Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., N.M., Okla., Texas, Utah, and Kan.
Year founded: 2001

A newcomer to the list this year, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) specializes in fresh and whole-grain foods. With more than 170 stores and 1,400 team members, the chain went public last August; shares have fallen about 20 percent since its market debut.

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Costco

Reader score: 84
Location: Nationwide
Year founded: 1983

The warehouse chain received the top score in price and perishables, an above-average score for cleanliness, and a neutral score for customer service. Of course, Costco’s (COST) model minimizes service and quick cashiers in exchange for the deals it can offer customers on a daily basis.

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Publix

Reader score: 85
Location: Fla., Ala., Ga., N.C., S.C., and Tenn.
Year founded: 1930

The largest employee-owned supermarket in the United States, Publix is also the most profitable. The chain was the only grocer to appear on J.D. Power’s list of 2014 Customer Champions, which recognizes outstanding customer service.

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Trader Joe’s

Reader score: 87
Location: Nationwide
Year founded: 1967

This offbeat supermarket chain, which features a limited assortment of goods and specializes in store brands and unusual foods, has gained a rabid fan base. Its Hawaiian shirt-clad workers cater primarily to gourmands and high-end shoppers.

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Wegmans

Reader score: 88
Location: N.Y., N.J., Pa., Md., Mass., and Va.
Year founded: 1916

Wegmans received the highest possible ranking on perishables, service, and cleanliness, and the second-highest ranking for prices. Wegmans has been recognized not only for taking care of its customers, but also for taking care of its employees: The chain ranked fifth on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Publix executes a careful expansion strategy

publiximagesPublix Super Markets only officially announced its plans to enter the Charlotte region two years ago, but its potentially market-changing entry had been expected for more than a decade.

Florida’s No. 1 supermarket chain, known throughout the South for its high level of service, clean stores and other attributes, had long been rumored to be eyeing the area for expansion, a natural extension of its growth in Georgia and South Carolina.

“There’s been talk about Publix coming to the Charlotte area since the mid-’90s,” said one longtime local observer, who asked not to be identified.

In fact, Harris Teeter, now a division of Kroger and locked in a back-and-forth battle with Walmart to be the No. 1 player in Charlotte, may have begun aggressively locking down prime locations for itself when Publix was rumored to be eyeing the market nearly 20 years ago, the observer said.

Publix opened its first North Carolina store in the Charlotte area after much anticipation. On hand were some Publix executives and managers including, left to right, Mark Pittman, Chuck Roskovich, Howard Walker, Ed Crenshaw, Todd Jones and Rich DiRocco.

Publix opened its first North Carolina store in the Charlotte area after much anticipation. On hand were some Publix executives and managers including, left to right, Mark Pittman, Chuck Roskovich, Howard Walker, Ed Crenshaw, Todd Jones and Rich DiRocco.

Chuck Cerankosky, an analyst with Northcoast Research, Cleveland, who had followed Harris Teeter when it was an independent, publicly owned company, said the looming battle between the two regional giants will come down to a battle of real estate — who can get the best sites.

“I think they [Publix] are more likely to be methodical than trying to flood the market with Publix stores,” he told SN.

So far Publix has been methodical in its expansion in the market, opening its first stores on the far outskirts — in the South Carolina towns of Indian Land and Tega Cay — last year before making its North Carolina debut with a 56,000-square-foot store in the Ballantyne Town Center this year. It has since also opened a fourth location at the southern outskirts of the Charlotte area.

Publix launched a website just for Charlotte to help introduce itself to consumers in the market.

Publix launched a website just for Charlotte to help introduce itself to consumers in the market.

It has identified a total of 14 locations it expects to have open by the end of next year in the Charlotte division — the company’s first newly formed division in 20 years.

“We spent time in North Carolina long before our first store opened, getting to know the area, getting to know our future customers, getting to know the communities and our competition,” said Maria Brous, a Publix spokeswoman, in an interview with SN. “We’ve worked hard to become community partners, and we’ve made investments in our newest hometown. We look forward to our future growth in North Carolina.”

Asked about the particular challenges and opportunities of the market, Brous said, “We face similar opportunities to those we face in other new markets. It has been interesting in the fact that we have so many folks that have eagerly anticipated our entry into North Carolina and know Publix; they know our subs, our fried chicken, our bakery cakes — they know us as a brand, they know us as their neighbor and they know us as a good community partner.

“We also have another customer base that is just discovering us and all we have to offer. It has been very exciting to see both ends of the spectrum and to deliver on what we do best — providing premier service, quality products, products that truly differentiate us from our competitors in clean, well run stores.”

Leading the Charlotte effort is Chuck Roskovich (right), pictured with Mark Pittman, Howard Walker and Rich DiRocco.

Leading the Charlotte effort is Chuck Roskovich (right), pictured with Mark Pittman, Howard Walker and Rich DiRocco.

As far as site selection, Brous said the company “explores all options” for buying and building stores.

“We approach North Carolina as we do every market in which we operate — we look for the best locations to serve our customers,” she said.

Publix also is willing to work with a wide range of store sizes and layouts. At least two of its first stores in the market are former Bi-Lo stores. Publix stores run up to about 61,000 square feet.

“Our 49,000- and 56,000-square-foot locations work well,” Brous noted.

A lot of the recent supermarket development activity in Charlotte has involved smaller formats.

“There is some new ground-up construction work going on, but there are also still some existing spaces for small stores,” the observer said. “You will see people take a 40,000-square-foot space, cordon off half of it, and develop a 20,000-square-foot supermarket space.

“There is a lot of that kind of thing going on — there are still some of those boxes out there, that are on good sites, and will get developed.”

Publix Sabor, Hispanic influence.

 

sif90330publiximagesPublix Sabor is a supermarket developed with a Hispanic influence, featuring important differences to product brands, services and store environment.  Ads and product information are offered in both English and Spanish.  All are intended to broaden our reach to the Hispanic community while creating an experience that everyone will enjoy.

At Publix Sabor, you will continue to enjoy the same great service to which you are accustomed and will be able to fill all of your grocery needs.  Service, quality, variety and freshness are all Publix strengths that you can find in Publix Sabor.  At the same time, we will continue to provide our usual great values along with an expanded Hispanic food offering, in a unique environment.

Our offering includes a larger variety of Caribbean, and Central and South American products.  Hispanic products are integrated throughout the store so all customers can shop the entire store.

Many new services are available, including money transfers and money orders, bill payment services and fax services. The meat department has a full-service case where customers can find all the meats they are looking for and can have them cut to order.

Publix Sabor has a unique, expressive flair, which has been achieved through the use of new colors, ceramic tiles, signage and wrought iron.  Customers can experience this new environment while still enjoying the Publix they have always known; a clean, warm, welcoming atmosphere with easy-to-shop aisles.

It’s all a part of our new flavor—come experience Publix Sabor.

Locations

Now open at the following locations:

Ventura Downs
1980 East Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34743-8600
(407) 348-8422
Hialeah Mercado
1585 West 49th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012-2924
(305) 828-2180
Miller Square Shopping Center
13890 SW 56th Street
Miami, FL 33175-6021
(305) 387-3100
     
Coral Way Shopping Center
8680 SW 24th Street
Miami, FL 33155-2338
(305) 559-8030
Publix Sabor at Hialeah
3251 E 2nd Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33013-3285
(305) 888-1033
Hialeah Plaza
1290 West 68th Street
Hialeah, FL 33014-4524
(305) 820-8885
     
Town & Country Shopping Center
1910 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4228
(561) 585-2543
Publix Sabor at Altos Plaza
121 SW 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 541-3265

What’s New

What’s new:

  • Expanded selection of dry grocery, frozen food and dairy items
  • Expanded Hispanic prepared food offerings in the deli and bakery
  • Expanded variety of Hispanic produce items
  • Cafe offering coffee, warm pastries and pressed sandwiches with seating
  • Increased selection of phones cards and new bill paying services
  • Full-service meat counter
  • Communication in both English and Spanish
  • Unique design and environment

Alternative chains boost expansion.

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From Aldi to Whole Foods Market, nontraditional food retailers in recent weeks have unveiled new growth plans that ramp up their rates of new-store expansion and bring them into new markets.

While alternative-format growth has outpaced that of traditional supermarket retailers for several years, the latest growth plans from these operators represent a new level of development.

Batavia, Ill.-based Aldi, for example, the limited-assortment operator that has been one of the fastest-growing food retailers in the U.S., said it would now open stores at an even faster pace, with plans for 650 new stores in the next five years. Its plans also call for the establishment of a Southern California warehouse and headquarters to be located in Moreno Valley, Calif. — marking the chain’s first presence west of Kansas.

Whole Foods Market, meanwhile, has increased its store-count goal to 1,200 — up from the 1,000 units it has been projecting for several years — according to one Wall Street analyst.

Kelly Bania, a New York-based analyst with BMO Capital Markets, said in a report that Whole Foods executives told her they now see the company’s growth potential in the U.S. as 1,200 locations.

This is a key positive for Whole Foods,” Bania wrote, “and suggests the company remains very optimistic about its ability to continue expanding, supported in part by recent success in new markets such as Detroit, where sales are trending twice that of projections.”

Ironically, Bania’s report came out just as some industry observers had been speculating that Whole Foods was running out of room to expand, thanks to a mention in its most recent earnings report of cannibalization impacting some stores’ sales.

Karen Short, a New York-based analyst with Deutsche Bank, said she believes the cannibalization — related in part to the recent conversion of Johnny’s Foodmaster stores in the Boston area — is a short-term phenomenon, and that, in fact, Whole Foods is “significantly underpenetrated nationally.” She conducted a detailed cannibalization and market-saturation analysis, based on the number of Whole Foods locations per person per state, and concluded that the chain has plenty of room to add stores in every state in which it operates.

In addition to the reports of Whole Foods’ expansion potential, other natural and organic and specialty chains also have unveiled plans to enter into new markets, including the fast-growing Sprouts Farmers Market, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Lucky’s Market and Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market.

Madeira Beach Publix, company’s oldest store, being rebuilt.

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For more than half a century, the Publix grocery store at the mainland entrance to this beach city has served thousands of shoppers from Madeira Beach, St. Petersburg and Seminole.

At 7 p.m. on Saturday that tradition will end as the oldest store in the multistate Publix chain closes its doors.

Demolition of the 1950s-era building on the corner of 150th Avenue and Duhme Road will begin this month and a new Publix in the same location is scheduled to open its doors by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Publix customers, including the estimated 1,500 residents living at the adjacent Sea Towers Condominiums, will have to find a new place to buy their food.

Many parents of the 1,429 elementary and middle school students attending the nearby Madeira Beach Fundamental use the Publix lot while waiting to pick up their children at the end of the school day.

Now they will have to find a new place to park or, as the school is urging, use the school’s car circle.

Since November, Publix and the Pinellas County School District placed digital signs on Duhme Road and outside the school notifying parents that the parking lot would be fenced off during construction.

“The school will work with parents during the transition,” said school system public information officer, Melanie Marquez Parra, adding that parents are increasingly driving directly into the school grounds to drop off and pick up their children.

Because it is a fundamental school, there is no bus service and parents must provide transportation for their children.

Mayor Travis Palladeno said he plans to talk with the city’s community policing officer about law enforcement assistance with traffic into and out of the school during the next few weeks.

“There will be a little inconvenience, but it is short-term,” said Palladeno. “I am really excited with what is going on in Madeira Beach. It will be beautiful entrance to the city.”

Meanwhile, store manager Miriam Odum said all 130 employees have been relocated to other nearby Publix stores.

The privately held and employee-owned chain was founded in 1930 with one store in Winter Haven and is now a Fortune 500 company with more than 1,000 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee with quarterly sales reaching $7 billion in 2013.

The Madeira Beach store was opened in 1957 and is now the oldest store in the chain.

“The new store will be worth the wait. We would encourage our customers to shop at the Seminole location, or another Publix that may be convenient for them until the construction is complete,” said Publix corporate spokesperson Brian West.

Other Publix stores are: in Seminole on 113th Street across from the Seminole Mall, on Oakhurst Road north of the fork at Antilles Drive; in St. Petersburg on Park Street north of 54th Avenue N and on 16th Street south of 22nd Avenue N; and in Treasure Island on 104th Avenue.

Madeira Beach also has a Winn-Dixie grocery store on Municipal Drive that is likely to pick up some of the Publix customers.

When completed, the redeveloped and more heavily landscaped Publix shopping center will include a 45,000-square-foot grocery store, a 1,400-square-foot Publix liquor store, three retail stores totaling nearly 5,000 square feet, and a 3,200-square-foot restaurant in a separate building at the northwestern corner of the property.

The shopping and dining complex represents just one of many changes coming to this beach city’s northern gateway to the mainland:

• A 90-unit Courtyard by Marriott hotel is under construction on American Legion Drive just behind the soon-to-be rebuilt Publix.

• A CVS pharmacy will be built next year on the eastern corner of Duhme Road and Bay Pines Boulevard, just across from the Publix shopping center.

In addition, the 5-acre site of the former Leverock’s Seafood Restaurant on the south side of the Madeira Beach causeway is slated for redevelopment in the coming year, possibly as a mixed-use project combining residential, commercial, a restaurant and hotel, according to City Manager Shane Crawford.

The nearby city marina is in the midst of redevelopment program that includes a new marina store, new docks and eventually a high-and-dry boat storage facility.

Farther west, the aging parcel of retail shops at the intersection of 150th Avenue and Madeira Way is also attracting developer interest.

“The north side of town is definitely getting a facelift,” Crawford said.

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