September 19, 2021

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Publix Super Markets Finds the Ingredients for Success in Florida

| 9/21/2015
Calling Florida home has allowed us to grow organically, diversely and aggressively. As a Florida-headquartered company, I would strongly advocate our great state for other corporations.

Ed Crenshaw
CEO, Publix Super Markets

Infrastructure ranked 2nd in the nation

Economy 19th largest in the world if Florida were a country

3rd largest state with a population of 19.9 million; more than 95 million tourists annually

3rd largest cluster of logistics and distribution establishments in the U.S.
(U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

No. 6 largest exporter in the U.S. and a leading global trade hub (WISERTrade)

5th highest number of logistics and distribution jobs in the U.S.
(U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Publix is committed to providing the highest quality products at the best possible value. The grocery supply chain depends on Florida’s extensive multimodal infrastructure to deliver its produce in exceptional time.

Altogether, Florida’s 15 deep water seaports, 19 commercial airports and thousands of miles of road and rail help the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the U.S. transport products from its strategic network of warehouses and storage facilities to its 1,103 stores spread across six states.

Florida’s major highways play an important role in the distribution network as the company’s fleet traveled more than 60 million miles in 2014.

Quick access to ports is another key advantage, streamlining the grocery supply chain for expedient delivery at lower costs.

As the Western Hemisphere’s commercial gateway, Florida’s top-ranked infrastructure helps Publix get quality products into the hands of consumers, fast.

 

Tags: Business Florida, Competitive Assets

 

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