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Publix opens new store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The 46,811-square-foot store is located at the Coventry Marketplace at 955 Wood Duck Dr.
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Publix Food Markets opened a new store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. / Photo courtesy: Publix

Publix Food Markets on Thursday opened its newest store in South Carolina, bringing its store count in the state to 68.

The 46,811-square-foot store is located at the Coventry Marketplace at 955 Wood Duck Dr. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and employs 130 people. Haley Barber is the store manager.

“We are excited to expand across the region with the opening of our Publix in Myrtle Beach,” said Jared Glover, Publix media relations manager, in a statement. “We look forward to bringing Publix’s legendary service and quality to this great community.”

The new store offers departments for grocery in dairy, frozen food, seafood, wine, meat and produce, as well as a full-service bakery department and pharmacy, the grocer said.The full-service deli will offer "handcrafted old-world delicacies," cured sausages and prosciutto, as well as more than 200 artisan cheeses from the United States and around the world.

The new store location will also offer contactless pay options and grocery delivery via Instacart, as well as pharmacy delivery.

Expanding its retail foodservice, the new store offers shoppers chef-inspired appetizers, entrees and side dishes prepared and prepackaged in-store at the grocer’s Chef’s Selections To Go counter. The store will also feature Publix’s weekly buy-one get-one free (BOGO) items.

Last month, Publix Food Markets opened four new stores, proving its growth is far from slowing.Publix, which is employee-owned, saw sales climb 9.2%, to $13 billion, during the third quarter.

With more than 240,000 associates on its payroll, the Lakeland, Florida-based grocery retailer operates 1,314 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

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