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Publix Asks Customers To Avoid Openly Carrying Guns

Sep 11, 2019
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Lakeland-based Publix, which has a large presence on the First Coast, is the latest major business to request that its customers not openly carry guns.

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Publix Super Markets Inc. intends to open a second GreenWise natural foods market in St. Johns County.

Business Brief: 3 Grocery Stores Coming Soon To Northeast Florida

Oct 26, 2018
GreenWise Market exterior
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville area is soon getting another Whole Foods store out at the beaches. That’s as the company last week rolled out curb-side grocery pickup at its Mandarin location, in addition to the delivery service it recently started offering.

And Whole Foods isn’t the only grocery chain expanding in Jacksonville.

shoppers in Fresh Market produce section
The Fresh Market

Jacksonville’s favorite supermarket could be facing some new competition.

Publix could have a fight on its hands after a private equity fund announced it is buying The Fresh Market. That grocery chain has 40 stores in Florida, including four in Jacksonville.

The fund making the acquisition, called Apollo Management Group, plans on making Fresh Market more competitive by lowering prices. That could put it on a collision course with Publix.

Publix Grocery Delivery To Start In Jacksonville

Oct 13, 2015
Shipt

Need groceries but don't have time to get to the store? By the beginning of November, you will be able to have them delivered to your door in less than an hour. Shipt, a membership-based delivery service, says it will launch here Oct. 28th. Plus, signing up when it launches means you can get the service for $49 a year instead of the regular $99 a year or $14 a month.

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Food website The Daily Meal has ranked Jacksonville-based Publix the fourth best supermarket chain in the country based on national survey data. Trader Joe's took the top ranking.

As the number and variety of grocery stores in the Jacksonville metro area continues to grow, the area's two large locally-based chains aren't saying much about their outlook for the future.

Just in the past two weeks there have been two major developments regarding the city's grocery landscape.