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12/07/2021

Publix expanding in new market

Marianne Wilson
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Publix is on track to open its first stores in Kentucky

Publix Super Markets Inc. isn’t letting any grass grow under its feet in the Bluegrass State.

The supermarket company has signed a lease to open its second location in Kentucky. Similar to its first outpost, which Publix announced back in September, the store will be in Louisville. Kentucky will be the grocer’s eighth state of operations.

The newly-announced Kentucky store will feature a 55,701-sq.-ft. Publix supermarket, including a drive-thru pharmacy and an adjacent 2,800-sq.-ft. Publix Liquors. It is expected to open in the first quarter of 2024. The first Publix in Kentucky is expected to open during the fourth quarter of 2023.

“We are proud to be planting roots in Jefferson County and look forward to building lifelong relationships with our new customers,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “With two planned stores currently in development, we are excited to continue sharing our Publix culture and commitment to service with the Bluegrass State.”

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,291 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

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