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Publix Opens New Store in South Carolina's Lowcountry

The 48,387-square-foot store in Beaufort, S.C., expands the grocer’s footprint in the Palmetto State.
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Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix opened its newest location in South Carolina’s Lowcountry this month. The 48,387-square-foot store, located at 33 Robert Smalls Parkway at in Beaufort, expands the grocer’s footprint in the Palmetto State.

“We are very excited for the opening of our newest Publix location,” said Hannah Herring, Publix media relations manager, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to provide premier service and quality products to new and existing customers in the Beaufort market.”

The store will offer departments for grocery, dairy, frozen food, meat and fresh produce as well as a full-service bakery, deli and pharmacy. The store also features a full-service seafood department, with fresh whole fish and fillets.

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The new Publix  has contactless pay options, grocery delivery via Instacart and pharmacy delivery.

As one of the largest employee-owned grocers in the U.S., Publix employs more than 225,000 associates at its nearly 1,300 locations, and is continuing its expansion not only in the Carolinas but in Kentucky as well.

Last month, the grocery retailer held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its first Kentucky store, which will be located in Louisville's Terra Crossing shopping center.  The 55,701-square-foot store is tentatively slated to open late 2023.

“We look forward to sharing the Publix difference with Kentuckians,” CEO Todd Jones said in a statement. “Moving into Kentucky is a natural progression for our company, and we are excited to serve and be a part of this vibrant community.”

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