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

Posted August 2, 2013 9:22 a.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2013 5:50 p.m. EDT

— 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.