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Publix Super Markets Inc.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Publix Ordered to Pay Cake Decorator $100,000 for Firing Him Because He's Gay

    Over the past two weeks, half a dozen current and former Publix employees have contacted New Times to complain that the company discriminates against gay workers. One went as far as to say he'd been treated like a "second-class" citizen by the supermarket chain. Publix denies the allegations. But t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Gay Publix Employees Speak Out About Alleged Discrimination

    Is Publix anti-gay? Two weeks ago we reported that the LGBT community had taken issue with the supermarket chain over its lack of policies to protect gay employees. One activist called the company "shockingly conservative." Publix denied the accusations. Meanwhile, supporters of the supermarket wro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Publix Discriminates Against LGBT Employees, Gay Rights Activists Argue

    Publix Super Markets: great for deli sandwiches. Bad for gay employees. That's according to the Human Rights Campaign and several local LGBT activists. Publix does not provide benefits to domestic partners, they point out. Nor does it have non-discrimination policies in place to protect LGBT employ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Someone in Miami Keeps Putting Gold and Jewelry in Salvation Army Buckets

    Four years ago someone handed a Salvation Army bell ringer a gold nugget worth up to $4,000. The next year a gold and diamond ring popped up in one of the buckets. Last year ten $100 bills were found with Bible passages affixed. This year another gold and diamond ring worth about $3,500 was found in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 5, 2013
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    July 12, 2013

    Publix Protest in Little Havana Scheduled for Saturday

    Dozens of people are set to attend the opening of the brand new Publix Sabor in Little Havana tomorrow, but they're not going for free balloons and swag bags. Instead, they'll be there to protest Publix and demand an expansion of human rights for Florida farmworkers. The protest is scheduled for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Immokalee Farmworkers Start 14-Day March, Pinpoint Publix

    Immokalee farmworkers and their allies started on a 14-day, 200-mile trek across Florida to protest low wages and poor working conditions yesterday.According to Naples News, about 150 people took to the streets of Fort Myers, some holding signs, a few carrying a large paper mache farm worker that ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Five Reasons Publix Isn't the Best Grocery Store Ever

    Like Coke versus Pepsi or McDonald's versus Burger King, some business battles will be waged forever. After all, people have strong opinions about what they put in their pie-hole. The same goes for supermarkets. Some people are die-hard Whole Foods junkies; others (as former Northeasterners know) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Top 10 Supermarkets: Freshest Food, Best Prices, Top Service

    Billy is really tired. After a full day of work and the gym, he just wants to go home, eat and lay down. But Marcia called earlier and asked him to stop and grab some diapers and milk? Well, Billy-boy, we got your answer.There are several factors that make a supermarket good or bad. Consumer Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Top Five Prepared-Dinner Spots for Back to School

    It's that time of the year again --backpacks, books, and traffic fill the days. With school now in session, many people mindlessly fall back into the old, familiar pattern of fast and frozen food. To help save you from gaining 15 pounds, a sugar-addicted 5-year-old, and boredom from your dinner rout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Publix Supermarkets Should Better Vet Its Food Demonstrators

    Foodies, restaurant critics, and even food novices (often called 'diners') are aware that when it comes to service, Miami is somewhat lacking.Rude and negligent servers make you wait eons for a napkin or glass of wine, and respond with a barely concealed sneer when you dare to mention your frustrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Publix Now Accepts Digital Coupons in Florida, but Not in Miami

    Publix customers in Florida can now redeem paperless coupons for small discounts on store items, but the technology is not available in Miami -- yet. Only Publix stores in Ocala are equipped with new technology that can accept the digital coupons.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Key Largo Family Charged With Five-Store Shoplifting Spree on Fourth of July

    Like most families in South Florida, Edy Martinez Lezcano's clan in Key Largo had a weird mid-week holiday to fill thanks to the Fourth of July. How to best make some family bonding happen on a weird Wednesday off work? A day fishing? A road trip to Sloppy Joes?Nah, Lezcano's crew decided it'd be mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Trans Fats: New York Bans It, Florida Lets Anybody Use It

    Flickr CCShoppers entering the Fresh Market in Coconut Grove are greeted with vibrant flowers, elegant wooden fixtures and mellow classical music.The bakery section features organized stacks of sugar cookies, fruity pies and loaf cakes, all placed in a very sweet, delicious way.But, if you take a cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    $400,000 to Anyone Who Will Open Overtown Grocery Store

    If you live in Overtown, there's nowhere nearby to purchase groceries.There's a site at 1490 NW Third Avenue where stores were located in the distant past. But it has been empty for years.Now authorities are offering big incentives to anybody who will open the site. The Southeast Overtown/Park West ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Publix Seafood Practices Rank 19 of 20 Stores Analyzed, Greenpeace Says

    Wikimedia CCPublix seafood practices score a failing grade of 2.7 out of 10, according to the environmental group Greenpeace. A study by the organization's Carting Away the Oceans project (CATO) analyzed major grocers such as Target, Safeway, Whole Foods, and Winn-Dixie. Publix landed at 19 among th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    New Downtown Miami Publix: Does It Deserve Being Ranked Third in the Nation?

    Hipsters and dog owners in midtown and downtown can now rejoice. Publix has finally opened a convenient location in the Omni area. No longer will denizens have to visit the jam-packed outpost on Biscayne at 48th Street. The new location, at 1776 Biscayne Blvd., features both a liquor store and a pha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Publix: Let's Compare Prices

    Lee KleinThe Fresh Market​​​A new the Fresh Market opened last Wednesday in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood of South Beach. Publix premiered a glossy new SoBe supermarket in the past year (to go with two in the area already), and the Whole Foods Market on Alton Road has a renovated exterior (r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Farmworkers To Picket Publix On International Human Rights Day

    Farm workers will protest Publix on International Human Rights Day​The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) are planning to picket the newly opened Publix on KIllian Parkway and SW 104th Street on December 11th, International Human Rights Day.The protesters, comprised of dozens of farm workers fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Christ In The Publix Deli Department

    Lee KleinI'll have some Christ with that bologna please.​​Have you heard this one? A Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian walk into the deli section at the South Beach Publix supermarket. As they go to take their numbered tickets from the red dispenser, they see that it is perched atop a rotating disp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    The International Watermelon Conference is Not Seedy

    Creative Commons: North Carolina State University​This weekend, the Second Annual International Watermelon Conference rolls into town at The Eden Roc Resort & Spa, and the roster reads like one big juicy party! While it's billed as a summit focusing on "the challenges and opportunities f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Two Truck Roundups Scheduled For Tonight

    Laine Doss Latin Burger rolling out today.​There are two truck roundup locations this evening, so you're sure to find one convenient to you. Tonight's features Harleys in Cutler  Ridge and Totally Truckin' Thursday is at Midtown. Put the kids, the dog, your friends, your family, your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Some Grocery Totes Contain Lead

    Photo by Ily GoyanesSick of lax government regulations.​They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. That may be, but what about the road to learning disabilities in children and fertility problems in adults? Who knew that being environmentally conscious could make you sick?If you are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Publix Coming to Edgewater/Omni

    Will shopping finally be a pleasure for midtown Miami residents?​Miami Today reports this week that Southeastern grocery giant Publix is planning to open a new store in the Edgewater/Omni area at 1776 Biscayne Blvd. This is perhaps one of the most needed grocery stores in all of Miami-Dade. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    A Good Tomato Isn't Hard To Find

    Lee Klein A beautiful Uglyripe tomato​I perform very occasional part-time work as a private chef, and the folks I cook for just love tomatoes. I generally purchase the tomatoes at Fresh Market; it's got the best variety, and perfectly ripe specimens in each category. Granted, sometimes I'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Wine Depot & Bistro Coming to South Beach

    Lee KleinGuess there won't be much in the way of window displays.​Wine Depot & Bistro 555 will be moving into South Beach at 555 Jefferson Ave., just up the block from the Meridian Market. The huge, 6,700 square foot area (Wine Depot) will be divided into a private cellar, wine racks, a lounge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Publix Freezes Over

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersThe frozen ice cream section at Publix. ​Short Order was shopping at the newest Publix on Miami Beach and was shocked to see the Arctic scene taking place in the ice cream section. Since this location debuted a few months ago, it has been our go-to Publix in the 33139 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    The Upside of Passover: Coca-Cola With Sugar

    The backlash against products with high fructose corn syrup has become more vociferous each year as food crusaders like Michael Pollan decry the artificial sweetener. While Coca-Cola stopped using sugar in place of high fructose corn syrup since the mid-'80s, there is a loophole that many soft drink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Original Nazi -- er, Original SoupMan Soups Now Available at Publix

    Photo courtesy of 5W Public RelationsDon't worry, this man won't be behind the counter.​You may not have been aware that February is national soup month, or that The Original SoupMan soups are now available in frozen form at your favorite Publix -- assuming your favorite Publix isn't the brand new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Publix Pulls Free Calendars After Including Islamic New Year

    ​For years Publix has been giving away free calendars to its costumers as a simple little thank you. This was nice and all until Jeff Katz and Joyce Kaufman, conservative blowhards on 850WFTL, complained that December 7th was marked as Islamic New Years, and not as Pearl Harbor Day. That's the pro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Publix Headquarters in Lakeland Protested by 500 for Farm Workers' Rights

    Jacob KatelSunday, November 8, 2009, West Miami​This past Sunday, more than 500 voices rang out strong in Lakeland at Publix headquarters. Students, farm workers, religious leaders, and concerned citizens came together to protest the supermarket company. It has refused to align itself with the Coa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Weekly Wrap Up: The Friday Lord's Prayer

    Jacob KatelWhen life gives you lemons....go to a restaurant, enjoy a meal, and have lemon curd for dessert. ​Though work's not gone, thy week is done, in the city, the suburbs, and rurals. Give us this our daily blog. And go get us some wings, as we go get us some pitchers. And lead us not into an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Publix Responds To CIW Protest Actions

    Monday, we brought you protest images from a spot near a West Miami Publix, where the Coalition of Immokalee Workers staged a protest. The CIW is a farmworkers union seeking a contractual commitment from Publix to ensure fair wages and conditions for workers. So far Burger King, Taco Bell, McDonald' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Does Publix Support Slavery? Farm Workers Protest for Human Rights

    Does your grocery store support modern slavery in the fields of Florida? A Florida farmworkers union says that Lakeland, Florida based grocery chain Publix continues to buy produce from growers recently convicted of actual human slavery.Heavy beatings, knife wounds, arms in chains, forced living i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Mayor Carlos Alvarez Introduces 'Redland Raised' Brand, Gives His Publix Some Love

    Photo by Paula NiñoThe Redland Raised logo.​Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez loves his Publix. And its store manager, John Navarro, too. "Johnny...I'm giving you a plug, your bosses are here. Best manager Publix has," Alvarez said of Navarro addressing media, Publix employees, and producer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Publix 911

    Publix Where shopping is a pleasureThe online message boards are buzzing, and whether the neighborhood likes it or not, Brickell will get its third Publix this summer.  Word on the street is that the long overdue opening at, yes, 911 SW 1st Ave is just a couple&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Raffa and Rainer Play Shiso on Sunday

    What better way to spend a sweet sweet Mother's Day than with a concert by the super super sweet Raffa and Rainer over at the tiny little joint, Shiso, around the corner from ye old dirty Purdy Lounge and down the street from Publix International Airport. The food is excellent, the vibes are go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Are You There Fitness? It's Me, Fat Ass

    Editor's Note: The following is not a poem, not quite a rap. But feel free to sing along.Muffin top real fatmy pockets so slim - How the hell am I supposed to get a workout in?You wont catch me huffin and puffin down the street,and my kids laugh when i try to get fit on the Wii.So f-f-free is what i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    You Better Watch Out

    The holidays are here, so you can start decking your halls.

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    Check Out My Cart!

    Get more than just dinner at Gay Grocery Nights.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    5 Food Stories You Need to Read

    photo courtesy of kimicontrol.com Oklahoma Food Poisoning Outbreak Growing, Cause Unconfirmed 38 people confirmed sick in the Oklahoma e.coli outbreak, but that's not even the worst of the news. Now we're hearing this strain of e.coli is spreading around the country and is antibiotic resistant. To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Dan Marino Got Wine

    Nothing says benevolence and charity like a liquored up asshole telling everyone in the room just how much they’ve let him down. But that’s me. I love me an alcoholic beverage or two, and I love to let it all hang out when I drink. So if I’m going to get shit faced and act like a total douche, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Tired of the Meat Market? Try the Supermarket

    Practice that walk down the aisle in the ones at Publix

  • Finest Foods

    May 13, 2004

    BEST HOMEMADE PASTA

    Nunzio's Italian Ristorante

  • Shops and Wares

    May 16, 2002

    BEST SUPERMARKET

    Publix Super Market at Shores Center

  • Shops and Wares

    May 17, 2001

    Best-Looking Shoppers

    Publix at Brickell Village

  • Finest Foods

    May 17, 2001
  • Shops and Wares

    May 11, 2000

    Best Wine Store

    Crown Wine & Spirits

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    Publix Maximus

    Crabby oldsters, cranky youngsters, exotic erotic pussycats, hormone-buzzed buff boys, and chitter-chattering checkers mix it up in the cultural Cuisinart that is the Publix supermarket on South Beach

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