Publix is expanding its yet-to-open distribution center in Greensboro, N.C., to include a dry grocery warehouse that will add more than 1.2 million square feet of space, the Lakeland, Fla.-based retailer announced Oct. 27.
The distribution center, which will support the retailer’s growth in the Carolinas and Virginia with more efficient deliveries of products, is expected to be completed by fourth-quarter 2022, three years ahead of schedule, Publix said.
“Publix is excited to be expanding our presence in the Greensboro community,” said Maria Brous, director of communications for Publix. “We have a strong 90-year history where company culture and commitment to our associates, customers and communities come first. We look forward to growing our Publix family by offering associates competitive pay, including generous benefits, free lunch in our cafeteria and the opportunity to become a company owner.”
The Greensboro facility will be the 10th distribution center for Publix, joining Florida locations in Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando and Sarasota, as well as facilities in Lawrenceville, Ga., and McCalla, Ala.
Publix broke ground on the distribution center’s first phase, a refrigerated warehouse, currently under construction in February.