Publix Super Markets opened a new store May 18 at the Lake Washington Crossing Shopping Center in Melbourne, Florida.
The 48,387-square-foot store offers departments for grocery, dairy, frozen food, seafood, meat and fresh produce, as well as a full-service bakery and deli and pharmacy area.
“We are excited to welcome our customers to their new store at the Lake Washington Crossing Shopping Center and look forward to providing them with the premier service and quality Publix is known for,” said Lindsey Willis, Publix media relations manager.
The Publix deli features a full-service counter highlighting Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, as well as handcrafted old-world delicacies, cured sausages, soppressata and aged prosciutto. The deli also offers an international selection of olives, antipastos, hummus and more than 200 artisan cheeses from the United States and around the world.
The produce department carries organic and conventionally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, with locally grown produce and exotic choices from around the world. The floral department stocks bouquets reflecting the changing seasons.
The bakery features an array of cakes, cookies and pies as well as wedding cakes and desserts made by decorators in the scratch bakery. Breads and rolls are baked fresh throughout the day. Other offerings include cheesecake, cupcakes and jumbo muffins.
The wine department offers an expanded variety of premium and specialty wines from the United States and around the world, along with a large selection of champagnes and sparkling wines. The selection also includes fine wines made with organic grapes.
The meat department features custom cuts of meats, including Publix private label all-natural and organic GreenWise chicken. Customers seeking a home-cooked meal with minimal prep time can choose from ready-to-cook items prepared fresh daily.
A full-service seafood department carries fresh seafood delivered throughout the week. It includes wild and farm-raised fish, as well as a wide variety of shellfish. Publix’s whole fish and fillets are fresh, never frozen. Sushi chefs create hand-rolled selections daily.
The full-service pharmacy will also include a large variety of body care products and a wide selection of natural and conventional vitamins, minerals and supplements.
Publix continues to provide contactless pay options and services like grocery delivery with Instacart and pharmacy delivery. The store will also feature a centralized pick-up option at the front of the store.
Publix is also donating $2,000 in nonperishable items such as canned foods, cereal, bottled water and fruit snacks to a local school, Sabal Elementary, as part of the company’s grand opening festivities and commitment to the local community. The shelf stable food will be delivered to the school by the Publix Good Together truck.
“We are proud to be supporting our local community, especially school-aged children, with our donation of these in demand food items,” Willis said. “When children are hungry, they cannot be expected to perform at their peak. As a food retailer, we know the importance of food around the table and never want any child to wonder where their next meal will come from. At Publix, we believe our greatest opportunity to give back is by helping to alleviate food insecurity in the communities we serve.”
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 240,000 associates, currently operates 1,341 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 26 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work.