Ready, set, shop: Publix coming to Cary in 2014

Posted August 2, 2013

— Publix Super Markets Inc. announced Friday that it plans to open a 49,000-square-foot supermarket in Cary late in 2014. 

The store will be located in the Bradford Shopping Center at the corner of High House Road and Davis Drive, the company said. The shopping center is part of an apartment and retail complex that is still under construction.

Publix also on Friday announced plans to open a location in Asheville at the corner of Henderson and Overlook roads south of downtown. 

"We've made a commitment to North Carolina and its residents to bring our level of stellar service and quality products to market in order to provide customers with the superior shopping experience they deserve," Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director, said. 

Publix previously announced plans to open three locations in Charlotte during 2014, and the company said in its release Friday that it is continuing to "aggressively look for additional locations throughout the state."

Based in Lakeland, Fla., Publix operates 1,072 supermarkets in five southern states, with North Carolina to be the sixth. Publix employs more than 160,000 people and reported sales of $27.5 billion in 2012. 


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  • ncguy Aug 5, 2013

    Ya that's what we need another grocery store- there are 4 within a 1/2 mile!!

  • lwe1967 Aug 2, 2013

    Publix supermarkets are normally clean and well stocked. They do have higher prices, but with cleaner stores and being well stocked and availability of their brands you can do quite well.

  • JJ20 Aug 2, 2013

    "Just an FYI on the free antibiotics. HT also offers this. Last two times I have had to get an antibiotic prescription filled (Amoxycillon) it was free."

    I looked into HT's antibiotic program after coming back from Florida, where my sister got the same prescription free, but you've got to pay 5 bucks to get into that prescription program, which is linked to your VIC card. Publix didn't ask for a dime.

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Aug 2, 2013

    Gotta love Cary! That will be the 3rd mega grocery store at that same intersection, and I can think of...8 no, I think 9 within a mile. I hope those west Cary folks can consume lots of groceries fast!

  • stymieindurham Aug 2, 2013

    " . . . what about Whole Foods?"

    I would NEVER pay Whole Foods prices!!!

  • DAR-Patriot Aug 2, 2013

    Publix has a good website. They also have really good sale ads each week. They have a lot of what they call BOGO--Buy One, Get One free deals. You can go to their website and make your shopping list and print it out. You can also set it so coupons there automatically show up on your bill if you purchase the product. Publix has several levels of stores depending on the community they move into. We live in a small town and our store does not have a pharmacy. Sometimes just for a change we go to St. Augustine which has the higher level store. Their bakery is wonderful as is their deli. Can't beat the produce and meat department. I really appreciate the customer service, courtesy, and cleanliness.

  • DAR-Patriot Aug 2, 2013

    And for the info of those who have been talking about employees, wages, etc. Publix was founded in 1930 by George W. Jenkins, AND it is an EMPLOYEE-OWNED, privately held corporation.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Aug 2, 2013

    Oops! Your, not you're! LOL!

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Aug 2, 2013

    I have heard nothing but positives about Publix. I'm glad they're coming. I live in Raleigh, but I'll definitely take the 20 minute drive to Cary, just to go and check them out! :-)

  • DAR-Patriot Aug 2, 2013

    Have been a "Publix woman" ever since moving to Florida in 1973. Three of our children "flew back to their roots" in North Carolina when they finished college--they are in Asheville, Raleigh, and Wake Forest...can't blame them since they have been taken to Roanoke Rapids ever since they were born. Publix is a great company. Wonderful customer service and the stores are always immaculate. I can see Dad and I won't be hauling tons of Publix spicy chicken wings to NC anymore after next year.