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August 20, 2018

Retail & Sales

Publix Super Markets Charities Donates $5 Million to Help Alleviate Hunger

Publix Super Markets Charities announced today it will donate $5 million to more than 240 nonprofit organizations, including Feeding America® member food banks, focused on alleviating hunger across Publix's operating area. Read more »
Published on 8/9/2018

Publix Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results and Stock Price

Publix's sales for the three months ended June 30, 2018 were $8.8 billion, a 4 percent increase from $8.4 billion in 2017. Comparable store sales for the three months ended June 30, 2018 increased 1.7 percent. The company estimates sales were negatively impacted by 1.2 percent due to the effect of the Easter holiday being in the first quarter in 2018. In 2017, the effect of the Easter holiday was in the second quarter. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2018

Amazon Expands Grocery Delivery From Whole Foods Market To Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach

Prime members can enjoy delivery in as little as an hour from Whole Foods Market | Ultrafast delivery from Whole Foods Market is now available in 24 cities through Prime Now, more to come in 2018 Read more »
Published on 7/24/2018

Publix Converts to Electronic Stock Certificates

Effective today, Publix Super Markets Inc. common stock will only be issued as electronic certificates (e-certificates). Paper stock certificates will no longer be available or issued by Publix. Read more »
Published on 7/23/2018

Rent-A-Center to be Acquired by Vintage Capital for $15.00 Per Share in Cash

Transaction Consideration of Approximately $1.365 Billion -- Provides Significant Cash Premium to Rent-A-Center Stockholders Read more »
Published on 6/19/2018

Perry Ellis International Enters into a $437 Million Transaction to Become a Private Company

Perry Ellis Shareholders to Receive $27.50 per Share in Cash Read more »
Published on 6/18/2018

Near record-high spending expected this Father's Day

More than $133 per person expected to be spent on fathers this year with special events, clothing, gift cards, and electronics leading the way of most popular options. Read more »
Published on 6/11/2018

Publix's statement regarding their suspension of political contributions

At Publix, we respect the students and members of the community who have chosen to express their voices on these issues. We regret our contributions have led to a divide in our community. We did not intend to put our associates and the customers they serve in the middle of a political debate. Read more »
Published on 5/29/2018

Publix statement about campaign contributions

Publix issued the following statement last week, in response to criticism for donating to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam: Read more »
Published on 5/22/2018

Amazon Serves Up New Benefit for Prime Members at Whole Foods Market

New savings available exclusively to Prime members across Whole Foods Market stores in Florida, and rolling out to all stores nationwide starting this summer Read more »
Published on 5/16/2018

Near-record breaking spending expected in Florida as consumers celebrate Mother's Day

Second highest spending amount ever expected this year as families splurge on moms with jewelry, meals, flowers and clothing the most popular options Read more »
Published on 5/8/2018

Publix Reports First Quarter 2018 Results and Stock Price

Publix's sales for the first quarter of 2018 were $9.3 billion, a 6.8 percent increase from last year's $8.7 billion. Comparable store sales for the first quarter of 2018 increased 5.1 percent. The company estimates sales increased 1.2 percent due to the effect of the Easter holiday being in the first quarter of 2018. In 2017, the effect of the Easter holiday was in the second quarter. Read more »
Published on 5/2/2018

Colin Brown Names Brent Burns CEO of JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Brown retains role of chairman of the board. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2018

Bealls Inc. announces new sister chain, Home Centric to open May 3rd

Bradenton, FL- Bradenton based Bealls Inc. launches a new chain of stores. The new concept is part of the Bealls Inc. family of stores, operating under the Bealls and Burkes Outlet division, with over 500 retail stores across the southern and eastern U.S. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2018

Celsius Holdings, Inc. Names John Fieldly Chief Executive Officer

Fieldly selected to run one of the fastest growing companies in the beverage industry based on his record of stellar business growth as interim CEO and CFO at Celsius Read more »
Published on 4/18/2018

Southeastern Grocers Commences Previously Announced Restructuring

Restructuring has 100% Support of Creditors and Interest Holders that Have Voted Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Easter spending expected to be near all-time record

Consumers expected to spend $18.2 billion nationally, down slightly from last year, but second-highest all-time; Food, clothing, candy, flowers and decorations lead the way in popularity Read more »
Published on 3/27/2018

Fresco y Más Expands to Central and West Florida

Southeastern Grocers introduces popular Hispanic banner in two new markets Read more »
Published on 3/20/2018

Record spending this St. Patrick's Day should bring good luck to Florida retailers

Record per person spending of almost $40 on apparel, decorations and beverages, and total spending nationally of $5.9 billion is also a record; great signs for Florida's retailers Read more »
Published on 3/13/2018

Publix Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for 2017

Publix's sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, a 13-week period, were $8.9 billion, a 2.1 percent decrease from last year's $9.1 billion, a 14-week period. Excluding the additional week in the fourth quarter of 2016, sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 would have increased 5 percent. Comparable-store sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased 3.2 percent. Read more »
Published on 3/6/2018

Amazon Announces Candidates for HQ2

Amazon expects to create 50,000 high-paying jobs and invest over $5 billion in the city where it opens HQ2, a full equal to its Seattle HQ Read more »
Published on 1/18/2018

AutoNation to Benefit from Tax Reform Bill

- AutoNation expects the recent tax reform bill to positively impact fourth quarter 2017 net income from continuing operations by approximately $41 million, or approximately $0.45 per share Read more »
Published on 1/17/2018

Publix Recognized as Best Workplaces for Diversity

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Publix was recognized as one of The Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune magazine's 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity. Publix ranked No. 6 on this year's list. Read more »
Published on 12/8/2017

Holiday Shopping Forecast Looks Bright fo Sunshine State Retailers

In spite of the impacts of Hurricane Irma on Florida, FRF is still predicting a 3-3.5% increase in sales over 2016, thanks to high consumer confidence, robust housing, a 10-yr low unemployment rate and 100+ million tourists Read more »
Published on 11/21/2017

Publix Recognized as Best Workplaces in Retail

This week, Publix was recognized as one of The Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune magazine's “20 Best Workplaces in Retail” for 2017. Publix ranked No. 3 on this year's list. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2017

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