LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Publix Super Markets Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase three Florida stores from Safeway. The locations include:
|503 E. Altamonte Drive||Altamonte Springs|
|10500 Ulmerton Road||Largo|
|950 NE 50th Street||
Publix CEO & President Todd Jones commented on the purchase, “Publix continues to look for ways to expand within our operating area to better serve our customers. We are excited for this opportunity to acquire existing stores within our home state.”
The three locations plan to continue operating as Safeway stores until early September. However, Safeway’s pharmacies will close prior to the main store closings. Publix posters will be displayed within Safeway’s pharmacies to advise customers once their prescriptions have transferred to the Publix Pharmacy.
Impacted Safeway employees are encouraged to pursue job opportunities at Publix and will be provided with details on how to apply for employment. We expect all locations to have grand opening dates within the fourth quarter of this year.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 190,000 employees, with 2017 sales of $34.6 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,187 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 21 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.