Regional report: Publix sets the pace in Florida

Regional report: Publix sets the pace in Florida

“There’s no doubt in my mind that in the Southeast, when it comes to grocery, Publix is the leader,” said John Crossman, president of real estate firm Crossman & Co., Orlando. 

Publix Super Markets’ expansion into the Charlotte market has been under the microscope for the past year or two, but that doesn’t mean the Lakeland-Fla.-based company has taken its focus off of its home state.

Out of 21 Florida markets tracked by Metro Market Studies, Publix has the No. 1 share in 18 of them, according to the 2014 Grocery Distribution Analysis and Guide. Walmart is the top grocer in the other three (Ocala, Pensacola and Panama City).

“There’s no doubt in

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