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Publix Announces Two Officer Promotions
Today Publix CEO Todd Jones announced two officer promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2022, to support the company’s growth.
Chris Mesa, Director of Tax and Treasury, will be promoted to Vice President and Controller. Mesa, 51, began his career in 1986 in Tampa, Florida, as a front service clerk. In 1993, he transferred to support as a clerk in the treasury department. He worked in various positions within tax and treasury before being promoted to senior tax manager in 2004, director of tax in 2015 and to his current position in 2018...
Publix Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results and Stock Price
Publix’s sales for the three months ended Sept. 25, 2021 were $11.9 billion, a 7.8% increase from $11.1 billion in 2020. Comparable store sales for the three months ended Sept. 25, 2021 increased 6.3%.
Net earnings for the three months ended Sept. 25, 2021 were $856.9 million, compared to $917.6 million in 2020, a decrease of 6.6%. Earnings per share for the three months ended Sept. 25, 2021 decreased to $1.24 per share, down from $1.31 per share in 2020. Excluding the impact of net...
Publix Announces Three Officer Promotions
Today Publix CEO Todd Jones announced three officer promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2022, to support the company’s growth and expanding initiatives.
Kyle Davis, Director of Warehousing, will be promoted to Vice President of Distribution. Davis, 59, began his career in 1988 at the Miami warehouse. He worked in various positions before being promoted to Boynton Beach warehouse superintendent in 1994, Jacksonville produce warehouse superintendent and Jacksonville distribution manager in 1997 and Deerfield Beach distribution manager in 2004. He was promoted to his current position in 2007 overseeing various warehousing locations across Publix’s operating area...
Publix to Hire 30,000 Associates in Fourth Quarter of 2021
Publix plans to hire approximately 30,000 associates across the company’s seven-state operating area through the remainder of the year. The company will hire associates to work in stores, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities for nonseasonal positions.
“As we continue to grow, having a dedicated team ready to meet our needs is vitally important,” said Publix Vice President of Human Resources Marcy Benton. “Whether associates are new to the workforce or making a career change, Publix provides great benefits and a strong culture in which its associates build long..."
Publix Names Senior Vice President of Retail Operations and New Division Vice President
Today, Publix Super Markets President Kevin Murphy announced the promotion of John Goff to Senior Vice President of Retail Operations, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
Goff, 48, began his career in 1991 as a front service clerk in Jacksonville, Florida. He worked in various positions before being promoted to store manager in 2005. He was promoted to Jacksonville Division district manager in 2010, Miami Division regional director in 2014 and Miami Division vice president in 2019.
Goff and his wife, Kristy, will be relocating their family to the...
Publix Introduces GreenWise Private-Label Plant-Based Burgers and Tenders
In response to increased customer demand for more plant‑based protein options, Publix is launching the company’s first pea-based chickenless tenders and meatless burger patties. The GreenWise Chickenless Tenders, arriving in stores this week, and the GreenWise Meatless Burger, released in April, offer the texture and taste of meat while providing 11 and 19 grams of plant-based protein, respectively. As an added benefit for customers with food sensitivities, both new products are nondairy and soy- and gluten-free. The company also currently offers a traditional black bean burger...
Publix Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results and Stock Price
Publix’s sales for the three months ended June 26, 2021 were $11.8 billion, a 3.9% increase from $11.4 billion in 2020. Comparable store sales for the three months ended June 26, 2021 increased 2.3%.
Net earnings for the three months ended June 26, 2021 were $1 billion, compared to $1.4 billion in 2020, a decrease of 26.2%. Earnings per share for the three months ended June 26, 2021 decreased to $1.46 per share, down from $1.94 per share in 2020. Excluding the impact of net unrealized gains on equity securities in 2021 and 2020, net earnings for the three months ended June 26, 2021 would have been $920.3 million, compared to...
Publix Named Among Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Millennials
Publix has been recognized by Fortune as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials for the sixth consecutive year, ranking No. 76 out of 100 in the large companies category.
“Millennials are the largest age group in the workforce today and represent over one-third of our team at Publix, so we are keenly focused on creating a diverse, vibrant workplace where they can build successful careers,” said Publix Vice President of Human Resources Marcy Benton. “We are pleased they recognize our efforts, especially during the pandemic, and...
Publix Reports First Quarter 2021 Results and Stock Price
The coronavirus pandemic was declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020 and continues to be a challenge. It remains a top priority of Publix to serve the communities in which it operates in a way that protects the health and safety of its associates and customers.
Publix’s sales for the three months ended March 27, 2021 were $11.7 billion, a 3.9% increase from $11.2 billion in 2020. Comparable store sales for the three months ended March 27, 2021 increased 2.4%. The company estimates its sales for the three months ended March 27, 2021 and March 28, 2020 increased approximately...
Instacart Expands EBT SNAP Payment to Three New Retailers for Grocery Delivery and Pickup
Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, announced an expansion of its EBT SNAP payment integration to include three new retailers - Publix, The Save Mart Companies and Price Chopper/Market 32 - for online grocery delivery and pickup. This expansion will increase EBT SNAP availability by more than 1,500 stores across 15 states.
EBT SNAP is now available at all Publix locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The Save Mart Companies - including Save Mart, Lucky California, Lucky and FoodMaxx banners - has enabled EBT SNAP across California and Nevada, making them the first Northern California retailer to offer...
Dr. Praeger’s Launches New Cauliflower Veggie Burger
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods has announced the latest addition to their famous line of veggie burgers – the Cauliflower Veggie Burger.
The Cauliflower Veggie Burger contains six different vegetables including cauliflower, zucchini and peas, and offers 9g of protein per serving. The new burgers are non-GMO, certified gluten-free, vegan, kosher and soy free.
In their continued mission to support local and sustainable agriculture, Dr. Praeger’s is donating a percentage of sales of the Cauliflower Burger to Farmers Against Hunger. Since 1996, Farmers Against Hunger has been...
Plant-Based Food Sales Surpass $7 Billion, Sales Up 27% in 2020
According to the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods continued to increase by double digits in 2020, growing 27% and bringing the total market value to $7 billion. This sales growth was consistent across the country, with more than 25% growth in every U.S. census region.
In the past two years, plant-based food sales have grown 43%, which is nine times faster than total food sales. In 2020, about 57% of all U.S. households purchased plant-based foods, up from 53% in 2019 totaling 71 million households.
PBFA also found that the value of plant-based meat, while the second-largest plant-based category, hit $1.4 billion in 2020. That represents sales growth of 45% from 2019. The plant-based meat category grew twice as fast as...
Impossible Foods Launches First National Advertising Campaign, "We Are Meat"
Impossible Foods is launching its first national advertising campaign as the leading food tech startup accelerates growth and takes advantage of mounting economies of scale.
The campaign, titled “We Are Meat,” features TV spots with the meaty images and sizzle of the company’s award-winning burgers. Produced by Portland, Ore.-based Wieden+Kennedy, the advertisements claim that Impossible Burger, which contains no animal ingredients, is meat for meat lovers — made from plants.
The first national integrated campaign for Impossible Foods kicks off today with...
Publix Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for 2020
Publix’s sales for the three months ended Dec. 26, 2020 were $11.2 billion, a 14.8% increase from $9.8 billion in 2019. Comparable store sales for the three months ended Dec. 26, 2020 increased...
Impossible Foods Cuts Suggested Grocery Store Prices 20%
Thanks to tremendous growth and economies of scale over the past year, Impossible Foods is cutting suggested retail prices by 20% for grocery stores throughout the United States.
The price cuts bring the company’s suggested retail prices for Impossible Burger to $5.49 for patties and $6.99 for a 12-oz. package. (On-shelf prices may vary depending on location and retailer.)
Impossible Foods is strongly encouraging the roughly 17,000 grocery stores, supermarkets and retailers that sell Impossible Burger to pass the savings to...
Grocers Begin Offering the COVID-19 Vaccine
As shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine are being sent out around the United States, grocery chains are preparing to offer the vaccine through their pharmacies. Clearance for immunizations came in December, after the FDA authorized the use of the first COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech SE. The second vaccine to be authorized was developed by Moderna, which the FDA stated can be given to people 18 years of age and older and cited the shot's high effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 in a large clinical study.
Kroger announced it will provide the COVID-19 vaccine nationwide across its 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics, partnering with the federal government and state health departments to administer the vaccine in accordance with...
FiveStar Gourmet Foods Debuts New Salad Featuring Beyond Meat
FiveStar Gourmet Foods is partnering with Beyond Meat to bring more salad protein choices to consumers. FiveStar is introducing a new Simply Fresh Taco Salad made with Beyond Meat, featuring plant-based beef crumbles from Beyond Meat.The new 7.5-oz complete salad recently debuted in Publix supermarkets. Available to retailers nationwide starting in January, the salad is just one of the many new product possibilities for the culinary giant.
"We are thrilled to be working with Beyond Meat, a company we appreciate and respect. This partnership allows us to be more versatile with our main product lines and enables...
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