Publix Named Among PEOPLE Magazine’s 50 Companies That Care List

LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PEOPLE magazine published its first 50 Companies That Care list to
recognize U.S. companies with 1,000 or more employees that demonstrate
respect, compassion and concern for their employees, their communities
and the environment. Publix ranked No. 9 on the list.

“It’s so humbling that this recognition was based on feedback from
Publix associates. Being a servant leader to our associates and our
communities is part of what we pride ourselves on, so it’s an honor to
be recognized as a company that cares,” Vice President of Human
Resources Alison Midili Smith said.

PEOPLE magazine partnered with the Great Place to Work Institute to
produce this list. Rankings are based on employees’ responses to survey
questions asking them to rate how their companies treat them on a
day-to-day basis. Rankings also take into account employees’ personal
stories about the difference their workplaces have made in their lives
and in their communities — and the generosity of their organization’s
benefits, financial donations and volunteerism.

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 190,000 employees, with
2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,146 stores in Florida,
Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The
company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to
Work For in America” for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s
dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among
the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the
company’s website,


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