Publix Super Markets recall Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due possible contamination of small glass fragments

Publix Super Markets recall Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due possible contamination of small glass fragments

 

Lakeland, Florida, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due to the possibility of the product containing small glass fragments.

The 16 oz. artichoke and spinach dip was sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina , Alabama and Tennessee with a UPC of  000-41415-15961, and a use-by-date of  May 16 A1 and May 16 C1,which is printed on the lid of the container. The product in question is found in the refrigerated cases in the deli.

“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “We were made aware of potentially impacted product through customer complaints.  Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit our website at www.publix.com. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).”

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, corporate.publix.com.

Consumers Contact:
1-800-242-1227

Media Contact:
Maria Brous
863-680-5339

Source: FDA

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Publix Super Markets recalls certain Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes

Publix Super Markets recalls certain Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes

 

LAKELAND, Fla, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for certain Publix Premium Pancake and Waffle Mixes after being informed by the supplier that milk powder used as an ingredient may contain Salmonella.

The mixes were sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.  All lot codes of the following items are affected by this recall:

Item Description Size GTIN
Publix Premium Banana-Flavored Chocolate Chip Pancake& Waffle Mix 16 Oz. 4141503503
Publix Premium Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix 16 Oz. 4141503703
Publix Premium Blueberry Flavored Pancake & Waffle Mix 16 Oz. 4141503603

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps and most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.  The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “To date, there have been no reported cases of illness. Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit our website at www.publix.comdisclaimer icon. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 186,000 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,135 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 19 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, corporate.publix.com

Consumers Contact:

Customer Care Department
1-800-242-1227

Media Contact:

Maria Brous
863-680-5339

Source: FDA

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Voluntary recall: Apple Coffee Cakes at Publix Super Markets

LAKELAND, Fla, 2016-Sep-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Apple Coffee Cakes due to the possible presence of small metal shavings.

The Apple Coffee Cakes were sold at Publix bakery departments in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and the following counties in Florida: Alachua, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota.

The product has a UPC of 002-19562-00000 and includes all date codes.

“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “To date, there have been no reported cases of illness or injury. Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund.

Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care department at 1-800-242-1227 or contact us by visiting our website at www.publix.com. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).”

Contact:
1-800-242-1227 or
1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)

Source: USFDA

Publix Super Markets launches its first blog site — The Publix Checkout, blog.publix.com

LAKELAND, Fla., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets extended the company’s online social presence earlier this month with a soft launch of the company’s first blog site for engaging with customers — The Publix Checkout, blog.publix.com.

Blog posts will range in topic from delicious recipes, community initiatives and sustainability ideas to holiday entertaining, health and wellness and more. Visitors to the blog can comment on posts or share them on social media sites.

“As a retailer passionately committed to serving our customers, our social media presence has always been about engaging with our customers where they are and extending our in-store service online,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “Having a blog provides us a fresh and inspiring way to connect socially with customers, taking them beyond the aisles and showing them we’re more than just a grocery store.”

The company launched its social media presence in July 2011 debuting on Facebook and currently has 2.6 million Likes. Twitter followed in February 2013 with @Publix and @PublixHelps to offer customers brand content and customer service. In the Fall of 2015, Instagram and Pinterest were added to the company’s social media lineup providing platforms for Publix customers to discover the company’s expertise and services while allowing for engagement in fun and unique ways. Instagram has more than 52,000 Followers and Pinterest nearly 22,000.

Contact:

Phone: 800-242-1227

Source: Publix

Publix Super Markets: City of Lakeland, the Detroit Tigers and the Lakeland Flying Tigers sponsor the naming rights of Tigertown field

LAKELAND, Fla, 2016-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets is pleased to announce support of the City of Lakeland, the Detroit Tigers and the Lakeland Flying Tigers by sponsoring the naming rights of Tigertown field. The $3 million sponsorship is payable over the next 15 years. On Feb. 9, 2017 — first day of the 2017 Major League Baseball spring training season — the stadium will be renamed Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. The naming rights will continue through 2036.

“Lakeland is where our roots are, and we are proud of our long-standing relationship with the City of Lakeland and Tigertown,” said Brian West, Publix Lakeland media and community relations manager. “We are honored to have an opportunity to help keep America’s pastime alive and well in this great city.”

The Publix sponsorship will assist with the redesign and updates to the complex, which include

  • A 72,000-square foot player development facility to house Major and Minor League clubhouses (largest in the Grapefruit League)
  • A new state-of-the-art High Definition video scoreboard will sit atop the enhanced Berm in left field
  • The “new Berm” will feature a unique food and beverage destination
  • Improved and realigned seating areas, including additional shading
  • A 360-degree walk around design offering fans great sightlines and a constant view of the game
  • Upgraded concessions and new vending areas offering a variety of menu items
  • New artificial field surface in the Minor League complex and
  • Improvements throughout the complex to assist in player development and rehabilitation.

“This is a great day and we are very excited to have Publix Super Markets as the naming sponsor for what will now be Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Publix Super Markets is synonymous with Lakeland and we can’t wait to see their name in the outfield,” said Mayor Howard Wiggs. “We have a dedicated team overseeing construction of the stadium and once the project is complete, we will have one of the finest Spring Training facilities in all of Major League Baseball.”

Bob Donahay, Director of Parks & Recreation said, “The construction and design team has been working day and night on the Tigertown complex so it will be ready for the opening day of Spring Training. The partnership with Publix Super Markets will allow us to complete the vision and we look forward to showcasing Lakeland’s very own field of dreams.”

“The Detroit Tigers thank Publix, the City of Lakeland, Polk County and the State of Florida for sharing our vision and commitment to provide a first-class entertainment experience and a point of destination for Tigers and all baseball fans to enjoy,” said Duane McLean, Tigers’ Executive Vice President of Business Operations. “The history both the Tigers and Publix have in Lakeland is historic and unique. Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium will symbolize how deeply rooted and invested both the Tigers and Publix are within the Lakeland community for many years to come.”

Named in honor of the late Joker Marchant, a former Lakeland Parks and Recreation Director, Joker Marchant Stadium was used by the Detroit Tigers for Spring Training for the first time in 1966.

Contact:

Phone: 800-242-1227

Source: Publix

Publix Super Markets to purchase 10 Virginia stores from Ahold USA Inc.’s affiliate, GIANT/MARTIN’S

LAKELAND, Fla., 2016-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today Publix Super Markets Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase 10 Virginia stores from Ahold USA Inc.’s affiliate, GIANT/MARTIN’S. The purchase is contingent on the Federal Trade Commission’s approval and clearance of the merger between Ahold and Delhaize Group.

The locations include:

Address City
3107 Boulevard Colonial Heights
9645 West Broad Street Glen Allen
10150 Brook Road Glen Allen
10250 Staples Mill Road Glen Allen
2250 John Rolfe Parkway Henrico
3460 Pump Road Henrico
13700 Hull Street Road Midlothian
3522 West Cary Street Richmond
4591 South Laburnum Avenue Richmond
7035 Three Chopt Road Richmond

Publix CEO & President Todd Jones commented on the purchase, “Acquiring these 10 locations aligns with Publix’s aggressive growth plan for the commonwealth of Virginia. We are looking forward to providing Virginians with the high-quality service and products our customers have come to expect and have earned us recognition throughout the industry.”

The 10 MARTIN’s locations will continue to operate until the Publix permitting process is completed. Grand opening dates for all locations will depend on the scope of the remodels and completion of the stores’ construction.

Publix will hold job fairs closer to grand opening dates and encourages impacted MARTIN’S employees to apply for employment.

Contact:
800-242-1227

Source: Publix Super Markets Inc.

Jessica Blume, Todd Jones and David Phillips elected to Publix Super Markets’ board of directors

LAKELAND, Fla., 2016-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — During its annual stockholders’ meeting today, Jessica Blume, Todd Jones and David Phillips were elected to Publix Super Markets’ board of directors.

“We are pleased to have three new directors joining the Board,” said Publix Chairman of the Board Charlie Jenkins Jr. “Jessica’s impressive accounting and technology background with Deloitte combined with Todd’s in-depth retail knowledge and David’s strong financial background make them valuable additions to our board.”

Blume’s career at Deloitte spanned more than 25 years prior to her retirement in 2015. She joined the firm in 1989 as a manager and became a partner in 1995. Blume led various teams across the firm including serving as National Managing Director – Consulting from 2003-2006, Managing Director of Research and Innovation from 2009-2012 and Vice Chair from 2012-2015. She currently resides in Sarasota, Florida.

Jones began his career at Publix in 1980 as a front-service clerk in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He worked in a variety of retail operations positions before becoming vice president of the Jacksonville Division in 2003. In 2005, Jones was promoted to senior vice president of product business development. He was named President in 2008. Effective May 1, Jones will become CEO and President.

Phillips began his Publix career in 1984 as an internal auditor. He worked in various financial positions before becoming controller in 1990. In 1997, Phillips was promoted to vice president finance and treasurer. He was named CFO in 1999. Effective May 1, Phillips will assume additional responsibilities and be promoted to Executive Vice President and CFO.

Corporate Initiatives and Trade Publications
Maria Brous
Director of Media & Community Relations
P.O. Box 407
Lakeland, FL 33802-0407
(863) 688-1188 ext. 55339
maria.brous@publix.com

Publix Super Markets collects money for American Red Cross disaster relief to assist areas in Carolinas affected by severe weather

LAKELAND, Fla., 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today Publix Super Markets established a program to offer its customers and associates a way to directly assist those areas in the Carolinas affected by recent severe weather. Customers may donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers. Collected money will be channeled through the American Red Cross for disaster relief. The program will continue for a few weeks, based on customer response.

In related efforts, the Bahamas was recently affected by Hurricane Joaquin. The Bahamas Red Cross Society fully activated their Emergency Operations Centre and is coordinating closely with the Government’s National Emergency Operations Centre (NEMO). The American Red Cross is monitoring these efforts, and the Red Cross Pan-American Disaster Relief Unit continues to provide support to the Bahamas Red Cross.

“Our customers and associates have trusted Publix to react quickly and help those affected by tragic circumstances,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “The catastrophic flooding has impacted our immediate operating area, and we are looking to provide assistance to our neighbors and to the communities we serve. In addition, Hurricane Joaquin left behind devastation to the Bahamas, which also hits close to home as we have many associates and their families from the islands. We continue to monitor the situation in the Bahamas with the American Red Cross and wait to hear if an appeal for assistance is requested.”

Publix is also coordinating truck load donations of water and shelf-stable food with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division as well as other nonprofit organizations.

In a separate donation, Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $100,000 to American Red Cross for relief efforts in the impacted areas.

SOURCE: Publix Asset Management Company

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