LAKELAND, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Today, Publix Super Markets Inc. announced it will enter the North Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, South Carolina market with two stores.
“We look forward to providing South Carolina residents and visitors alike with the high-quality service, products and active community involvement that Publix has become known for in our areas of operation and beyond.”
The first lease is for North Myrtle Beach located in the Coastal North Town Center at Hwy 17 and Moss Place. The store will be a 49,000-square-foot Publix supermarket and is expected to open in late 2014.
The second lease is for Pawleys Island in the Pawleys Island Plaza at Hwy 17 & Petigru Drive. The store, part of a redevelopment of an existing shopping center, will be a 45,000- square-foot Publix supermarket and is expected to open in early 2015.
“On the heels of our continued expansion in North Carolina, we are excited to offer our associates growth opportunities and bring new jobs to the area,” said Chuck Roskovich, Publix divisional vice president. “We look forward to providing South Carolina residents and visitors alike with the high-quality service, products and active community involvement that Publix has become known for in our areas of operation and beyond.”
The grand opening dates for both locations will depend on several factors, including permitting and completion of the store’s construction.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 160,500 employees, with 2012 sales of $27.5 billion. Currently Publix has 1,073 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 16 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, www.publix.com.