supermarkets

Publix Pays $2.3M To assume Lease Of Closed Neptune Beach Lucky's Market

Jun 7, 2021
A rendering presented to the Neptune Beach Community Board in 2020 shows the proposed Publix at 580 Atlantic Blvd. in Neptune Beach.
VIA THE JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD

Publix Super Markets Inc. paid almost $2.3 million to assume the lease of the closed Lucky’s Market in Neptune Beach.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Midwest grocery company Kroger is building-out a logistics operation in North Jacksonville to deliver fresh groceries.

Southeastern Grocers

The Jacksonville-based parent company of Winn-Dixie and Harveys, along with its customers and employees, are donating more than $461,900 to eight children’s hospitals across the Southeast.

Jim Thompson, Chris Ruen, Regency Centers President & CEO Lisa Palmer, Publix's Steven Walker and Regency Centers' Patrick McKinley prepare to break ground Tuesday.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Regency Centers Corp. ceremonially broke ground Feb. 16 on the site of what will become the East San Marco shopping center, almost 20 years in the making.

In this Feb. 8, 2021, file photo, Florida seniors have their temperatures taken before receiving the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Health System in Miami.
Marta Lavindier / Associated Press

With new vaccine sites opening and information evolving, here’s a current rundown of where shots are available throughout the First Coast along with how to make an appointment.

A person receives a vaccine shot in this file photo.
LYNNE SLADKY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jacksonville-based Southeastern Grocers will begin offering free Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday, Feb. 11, at some of its stores in 29 Florida counties, including nine Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket locations on the First Coast.

Judge Refuses To Dismiss COVID-19 Case Against Publix

Feb 9, 2021

As Florida lawmakers move quickly to try to shield businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits, a Miami-Dade County circuit judge has refused to dismiss a case against Publix Super Markets that stems from the COVID-19 death of a deli worker.

Judge Carlos Lopez on Friday rejected a motion by Publix to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the estate of Gerardo Gutierrez, a 70-year-old employee of a Miami Beach store who died in April.

Nati Harnik / Associated Press

Trader Joe’s, which has local supermarkets in Mandarin and Jacksonville Beach, has upped its temporary pandemic-related pay increase to $4 an hour for all frontline employees. That’s on top of employees’ regular earnings.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Aldi is adding rooftop solar to at least two of its Jacksonville stores.

Earth Fare Supermarket To Reopen At Shoppes Of St. Johns Parkway

Jan 15, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

Earth Fare, the natural and organic grocer, announced Jan. 14 it will reopen in St. Johns County.

Photo of a ALDI supermarket
ANDREW WEBER / AP IMAGES FOR ALDI U.S.

If you're one of the more than a half-million people that saw a Facebook post promising free groceries from ALDI on Monday, Nov. 30 - it's a scam.

Jacksonville Daily Record

The wait is over for Whole Foods fans at the beaches.

Southeastern Grocers' Jacksonville headquarters is pictured.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville-based Southeastern Grocers is continuing to reduce its footprint, with an announcement it is selling 22 Bi-LO stores and one Harveys Supermarket in South Carolina and Georgia.

Native Sun Natural Foods Market / Via Facebook

Locally-based Native Sun Natural Foods Market reopened its Jacksonville Beach location earlier this year after closing its doors last summer.

A Winn-Dixie store
Winn-Dixie

Jacksonville-based Southeastern Grocers is joining other supermarket chains and businesses that require customers to wear face coverings.

Ryan Ketterman / Via Winn-Dixie

Jacksonville-based supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is getting national attention due to its name. The word “Dixie” is a nickname for the Civil War-era South. 

Winn-Dixie's Neptune Beach location is pictured.
Winn-Dixie

Four former Lucky's Markets and four former Earth Fare stores in Florida, including one in Jacksonville, will become Winn-Dixies.

Lucky's Market

Publix Super Markets Inc. confirmed late Jan. 27 that it intends to buy the Lucky’s Market lease in Neptune Beach, raising the possibility that it will bring its GreenWise Market concept to Duval County.

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.

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