Jennifer B.

About

Jennifer B. has been with Publix since 1980, when she started working part time in high school. She has held positions of Assistant Director of public relations and Director of media relations, but her current role as the Company Historian is the highlight of her career. She loves sharing Publix trivia, telling stories about Mr. George and solving Publix’s history mysteries. In her life outside of Publix, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and catering to the whims of their cat Jackson, who is master of all he surveys.

Posts by Jennifer B.

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When you’re celebrating an important event like a wedding, a milestone birthday or anniversary, you’ll probably have a special cake. Publix’s history is filled with stories about special cakes made for important events. One of my favorites is a story from the 1950s about a 5,000-lb. anniversary cake, and another favorite is from Publix’s 88th … (Read the full story)

1000th Publix Store Opening

On January 1, 2000, people around the world celebrated the arrival of the new millennium. This decade brought advances in technology that would enable Publix to test new ideas and improve our stores, bringing customers exciting new products, services and store designs.   Hitting 1,000 stores Publix continued expanding into more states, creating jobs, building … (Read the full story)

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You’ve probably heard the expression, “bursting at the seams.” Well, that’s a pretty good description of what’s been happening at Publix’s corporate office in Lakeland, Fla. Today, a big announcement was made:  Publix is expanding our corporate office building! The expansion will add 190,000 square feet of office space to the current 320,000 square feet, … (Read the full story)