Sam P.

About

A Publix associate since 2015, Sam P. likes to describe Publix with just one word – sincere. He enjoys working in social media because of the opportunity to speak to a wide assortment of people from every corner of our operating states. Sam’s favorite holiday is July 4th because it has two of his favorite things – fireworks and family time. When not writing his favorite blogs about grilling, Sam enjoys reading, taking long drives, and playing the violin. He’s also a huge soccer fan – go Orlando City!

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We take great pride in knowing that you rely on us to provide quality food at a fair price and in sustainable ways, and our seafood offerings are no exception.

As we grow, it’s our responsibility to ensure that we do so while working to improve the methods by which our products reach their destinations, starting at their source, all the way to your home. Over the last several months, we’ve made a major advance in our seafood sustainability efforts thanks to our participation in the Ocean Disclosure Project.

 

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Working with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (a non-governmental environmental group), Publix and its seafood suppliers have endeavored to create an easy reference for our customers to understand where and how our seafood is sourced. By making this information readily available, along with explanations of the fishing methods and details of the certifications of each fishery, it is our belief that customers will be able to make more informed decisions when shopping with Publix.

 

How will this help improve the sustainability of your seafood?

The sustainability of seafood products is becoming more important to our customers, and we want to provide you and your family with as much information as possible. For some types of seafood, a truly sustainable option may not currently be available. Making these issues known allows you to make an informed choice, or consider another catch that may be sourced more sustainably.

For other items, a more sustainable option may be possible. The ability to identify these fisheries allows us to work with our suppliers in order to develop fishery improvement plans. We expect our suppliers to meet industry standards, and to make improvements when they have been notified of the results of the Ocean Disclosure Project if it is determined that their performance is not satisfactory and that better methods or processes exist. So far, Publix has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in a dozen plans with the goal of reducing bycatch and make fishing more environmentally friendly.

 

What will be included in this project?

We’re committed to making information available about as many of our seafood products as possible. To that end, information about all fresh, wild-caught and most frozen seafood products in our stores is available now. With a goal of quarterly updates to this project, we will expand it to include all of our Publix-brand fresh and frozen, wild-caught and single-ingredient aquaculture items available in our Seafood department.

 

Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility, and we’re working to make it easier for our customers to do their part. This is just one of several projects to which Publix is actively committed — learn more about our other sustainability efforts and what you can do to help.

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It’s bound to happen eventually—you find a great recipe somewhere, but lose it before you have a chance to make it. You get home after a long day at work and have no idea what to make for dinner, or maybe you need inspiration for a new meal. Sound familiar? Enter Pinterest, a website that allows you to save and organize things you’re interested in. Pinterest is a go-to social network for people looking for unique and extraordinary ideas.

 

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In addition to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you can find us on Pinterest too! We have lots of ideas about how to make your birthdays, weddings, and sports parties unique, plus great tips for your babies and pets.

Our Aprons team also loves to share their favorite recipes there, ready for sharing with your friends, family, and followers. From full meals to Publix-inspired desserts and even handy cooking tips, there’s something everyone can use.

 

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Even better? We’ve added a feature to our website that allows you to save our Aprons Simple Meals recipes straight to your Pinterest boards. Our online recipes include easy instructions, nutritional information, and even a handy shopping list organized by the section where the ingredients can be found in our stores. Plus, you can add the ingredients to your digital shopping list to take with you in the Publix app for iOS and Android on your next trip to the store!

 

Ready to start pinning? Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Group recipes by category, such as desserts, side dishes, or main entrees.
  • Add a description before pinning for future inspiration (“Perfect for a potluck party!”).
  • Plan the menu for an upcoming event by creating a board for the occasion.
  • Share with your friends by posting to your social media accounts or by tagging their Pinterest account in the comment on your pin.

Do you use social media to look for new recipes to try? What are your favorite recipes you’ve found on Pinterest?

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Making meals for those with special dietary needs can be complicated. With more and more Americans requiring specialized diets, it can be hard to keep track of what’s best for each need. Meet Publix “Carb Smart” Recipes Our ever-helpful Aprons team has created dozens of recipes for those who want to have a diet that … (Read the full story)

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We’re always looking for new associates to become members of the Publix family. If you’ve ever considered joining our award-winning team, there are countless ways to do so. Check out these highly in-demand positions!   Decorators Future associates with an artistic flair are prime candidates for this skilled specialty position on our Bakery teams. Our … (Read the full story)

Beef steaks on the grill

  For many, steak is steak, and any cut of beef will do. For the rest of us, each cut is like a delicately crafted piece of art, and should be treated as such. If the sizzle of a sirloin or the sight of a medium-rare Ribeye is something you dream of, give these tips … (Read the full story)