Publix expanding corporate office—and workforce

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Publix expanding corporate office—and workforce

By Marianne Wilson - 09/28/2018
Publix Super Markets is expanding in its home state.

The supermarket company announced that it plans to expand its headquarters in Lakeland, Fla., and add an additional 700 jobs by the end of 2027. The expansion will add about 190,000 sq. ft. of space and bring the building to 510,000 sq. ft.

Publix built the Lakeland facility in 2001. It originally had 800 employees there but has since grown to 1,400. Since that time, Publix has also added 500 new grocery stores and expanded to markets such as Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, the company stated.

“Publix’s growth is made possible by the hard work of our associates and the loyalty of our customers,” Publix CEO and president Todd Jones, said. “These additional jobs will help us support our store associates as they continue to provide the premier service our customers expect. We are proud of the role we continue to play in the great state of Florida.”

The project was made possible through partnerships with Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida Department of Transportation, Career Source Florida, the City of Lakeland, Polk County, the Lakeland Economic Development Council and the Central Florida Development Council.

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