Local Observers Analyze Publix's Move Into N.C.

Local Observers Analyze Publix's Move Into N.C.

“We’ve long been asked by our customers and associates when we’d be coming to North Carolina. We are in a good financial position to continue our growth, and so when an opportunity presented itself, it made sense for us.” — Maria Brous, spokeswoman, Publix

CHARLOTTE — In a move that had been anticipated for months, Publix Super Markets last week confirmed its intentions to invade North Carolina, revealing plans to build its first store in Ballantyne and a Charlotte-based division for further growth in the Tar Heel State.

The announcement foretells a battle between Publix and local market share leader

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