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Publix appoints Harris VP of manufacturing

Publix appoints Harris VP of manufacturing

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets has promoted director of manufacturing Doug Harris to the position of vice president of manufacturing. He will succeed Jeff Stephens, who is retiring on May 1. In his new role, Harris will oversee the efforts of Publix’s manufacturing businesses, which include seven fresh production plants and printing services. “Doug

Instacart unveils national expansion of new “Instacart Pickup” grocery service

Instacart unveils national expansion of new “Instacart Pickup” grocery service

SAN FRANCISCO — Instacart, the North American leader in online groceries, today announced the national expansion of Instacart Pickup, a new grocery click-and-collect service. Instacart Pickup gives customers the convenience of both delivery and/or pickup options, allowing them to order through Instacart and pick up their groceries from their favorite retailer. Instacart will be working with

Publix announces officer promotions

Publix announces officer promotions

LAKELAND, Fla. —  Publix chief executive officer and president Todd Jones announced a number of officer promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Kevin Murphy, senior vice president of retail operations, will be promoted to president. Murphy began his career in 1984 as a front service clerk in Margate, Florida. He worked in various positions before being

NACDS members respond to Hurricane Michael

NACDS members respond to Hurricane Michael

ARLINGTON, Va.— Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on October 10 as a powerful and unprecedented Category 4 hurricane, the strongest hurricane on record to strike the region, according to the National Weather Service, which also called it “potentially catastrophic.” National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) member companies have been affected by

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

Rusk named to head pharmacy at Publix

LAKELAND, Fla. — As of June 1, Dain Rusk joined Publix Super Markets Inc. as vice president of pharmacy. In his new role, Rusk oversees pharmacy retail operations and the pharmacy retail business unit, including pharmacy central fill, specialty pharmacy, managed care programs, and collaboration efforts with hospitals and health care centers. He reports to

Publix named as one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Millennials

Publix named as one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Millennials

LAKELAND, Fla.  — Publix has once again been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials. Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1998, make up about 45 percent of Publix’s workforce. “Our associates are the heart of our company,” said Publix chief executive officer and president Todd Jones. “We work to

Publix appoints Rusk new vice president of pharmacy

Publix appoints Rusk new vice president of pharmacy

LAKELAND, Fla. — Dain Rusk will be joining Publix as vice president of pharmacy, effective June 1, 2018. Rusk will oversee pharmacy retail operations and the pharmacy retail business unit, including pharmacy central fill, specialty pharmacy, managed care programs, and collaboration efforts with hospitals and healthcare centers. He will report to executive vice president and

Publix Pharmacy program offers generics for $7.50

Publix Pharmacy program offers generics for $7.50

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets Inc. has begun providing up to a 90-day supply of commonly prescribed generic drugs for $7.50. The food and drug retailer said Tuesday that the new Publix Pharmacy program includes 29 generic medications in 85 dosage options. The drugs include highly prescribed treatments for heart health/cardiovascular, diabetes, cholesterol, mental health,

Chains step up as Hurricane Irma takes toll on business

NEW YORK — Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States, sent retail spending in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area of Florida spiraling downward, with sales plunging more than 72% over a three-day period, according to payment technology company First Data Corp. The company, which

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

Recovery from Hurricane Harvey begins

ARLINGTON, Va. — Though Hurricane Harvey has dissipated, it has left many in the Greater Houston area as well as parts of southwestern Louisiana reeling in its aftermath. From initial estimates it appears Harvey’s economic impact will be every bit as staggering as its winds were. Financial analysis firm Moody’s Analytics tallies the costs of

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

NEW YORK — Retailers stepped forward to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Irma even as they continued their own recovery efforts to get stores and other facilities back into operation. Across Florida, where Irma made landfall in the continental United States last Saturday, drug chains, supermarkets and mass merchandisers shuttered stores as winds topping

Publix tops retailers in customer experience

Publix tops retailers in customer experience

WABAN, Mass. — Supermarkets led the way in delivering the best customer experience in the retail industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings. Temkin Group’s annual customer experience ranking, released Monday, asked 10,000 U.S. consumers to rate their recent interactions with 331 companies across 20 industries. Their experiences were evaluated in three areas: success