Publix continues to grow in the Southeast, with revenue up 1.6% to nearly $35 billion in 2017. The Lakeland, Florida-based supermarket chain opened additional stores in newer markets like North Carolina and Virginia last year, bringing their total number of locations to nearly 1,200. Profits at Publix also rose, up more than 13% from 2016 to $2.3 billion. With 193,000 workers, Publix is the world’s largest employee-owned company and has spent 21 consecutive years on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.
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