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2017 — That’s a wrap!

Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell

Picture12As we prepare to head into 2018, let’s take a moment to reflect on 2017 – and what a year it’s been for Publix Super Markets! We opened 44 new stores this year and hired more than 64,000 associates – most of them into our stores. Almost 3,000 new hires joined our support teams in Corporate, Distribution, Manufacturing, Industrial Maintenance, Pharmacy and IT.

We experienced significant growth in 2017 – adding Virginia to the list of states in which we operate. Our growth and promote from within philosophy led to the promotion of over 4,500 managers in our stores this year, and we expect continued internal opportunity next year.

The way Publix grows the careers of its associates gained special attention this year when we were recognized for two prestigious awards as employer of choice for women and diversity. Millennials, too, find Publix a Great Place to Work according to Fortune’s most recent ranking of that age bracket. We also ranked on USA Today’s list of “Companies with the Best Managers” and were included in Indeed’s “Top 5 Hottest Retail Companies for 2017.” We are honored and humbled by these recognitions. And we’re truly grateful to our associates as we drive towards continued excellent performance.

There is so much more to add to this year-end wrap-up. For instance, how we pulled together as a company to serve our communities in need before, during, and after this historic hurricane season. So you’ll have to come back to our blog in January for more on that.

At this time, we’ll leave you with one more fact about Publix in 2017. Of our company’s approximately 190,000 associates, more than 42,000 of them have 10 or more years of service with the company. If you do the math, that’s 22% – nearly a quarter of the company – that has been a member of the Publix family for a decade or longer. As a company owned by its associates, we think there is no better note on which to close out this year.

Are you attracted to the idea of working for a company that is like a big family? A company that treats you with fairness and respect? A company invested in you because you are invested in it? Visit our Publix Jobs Center to search for openings in our support areas. If you are a people person and like the fast pace of retail, learn more about our store careers here.

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