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Publix Super Markets to enter Kentucky

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Publix has signed a lease to open a store in Louisville, Kentucky

Publix Super Markets Inc. is expanding its national footprint into the Bluegrass State.

The regional grocer has signed a lease for its first store in Kentucky. Publix will open a 55,702-sq.-ft. supermarket and an adjacent Publix Liquors in Louisville. (It will be the first Publix Liquors outside the state of Florida.)

Publix expects the store to open during the fourth quarter of 2023. But it noted that the opening date has yet to be determined and will depend on several factors, including permitting and completion of the store’s construction. Kentucky will mark the company’s eighth state of operation.

“Being company owners, Publix associates are committed to providing the highest level of service and quality products to exceed our customers’ expectations,” said CEO Todd Jones.  “Moving into Kentucky is a natural progression for our company, and we are excited to serve and be a part of this vibrant community.”

In August, Publix opened the ninth location of its specialty natural and organic foods banner, GreenWise Market. The 26,000-sq.-ft. store is located in downtown Tampa, Fla.

Publix is the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 employees. It currently operates 1,281 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.  

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