Lakeland legacy

McTaggart, Jenny
September 2007
Progressive Grocer;9/1/2007, Vol. 86 Issue 11, p18
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the history and success of grocery chain Publix. Publix Super Markets Inc. was founded by George Jenkins in 1930 and has grown to 900 branches with 130,000 employees. Jenkins has promoted employee ownership and high standards of customer service. Efforts of the company to introduce innovative services are discussed, such as marketing of natural and organic foods and earth-friendly products.


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