Suwannee Valley Times is distributed into the following cities and towns: Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Falmouth, Lee, Wellborn, Jasper, White Springs, Fort White, High Springs and Alachua

New Publix brings 138 new jobs to area

In a press release, December 10, 2020, Publix officials say

this 46,798 square-foot store will bring 138 new jobs to the area. The store will have departments for grocery, dairy, frozen food, seafood, meat and fresh produce as well as a full-service bakery, deli and pharmacy.

Publix continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and will require all customers and associates to wear facial coverings inside the store. Other efforts to keep everyone safe include heightened sanitizing procedures, numerous contactless pay options and convenient shopping services like grocery delivery, * Powered by Instacart and pharmacy delivery.

“We are excited to serve our customers with the opening of their brand-new Publix in Live Oak,” said Chris Norberg, community relations manager for Publix’s Jacksonville Division. “We look forward to continuing to provide premier service and quality to this great community.”

THE PUBLIX DELI features a full-service deli 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 bursting with colors depicting the changing seasons.

THE PUBLIX BAKERY is a scratch bakery that offers an array of cakes, cookies and pies as well as wedding cakes made by skilled decorators. Breads and rolls are baked fresh throughout the day. Customers will be tempted by bakery treats like cheesecake, cupcakes and jumbo muffins.

THE MEAT DEPARTMENT features custom cuts of meats, including Publix private label all-natural and organic GreenWise beef, chicken, pork, lamb and turkey. 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 delectable hand-rolled selections daily.

In addition to a FULL-SERVICE PHARMACY with a drive-through, a dedicated body care section stocks a wide selection of natural and conventional vitamins, minerals and supplements.

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,264 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 23 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,