Five Reasons Publix Isn't the Best Grocery Store Ever

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Like Coke versus Pepsi or McDonald's versus Burger King, some business battles will be waged forever. After all, people have strong opinions about what they put in their pie-hole.

The same goes for supermarkets. Some people are die-hard Whole Foods junkies; others (as former Northeasterners know) swear by Wegman's. But yesterday one BuzzFeed contributor made the case that Miami's most ubiquitous corporate chain, Publix, is in fact, the "best grocery store to ever exist."

Here at Short Order, we're cynics, and despite the stores' virtues (we admit, their cookies pretty much melt in your mouth), we can't jive with the whole sunshine and lollipops perspective. In our opinion, they still have some work to do, and here are five reasons why.

Because nobody's perfect, not even Publix.

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5. The 2270 SW 27th Avenue Location
Between the wandering fools cruising the parking lot and the claustrophobia-inducing aisles at the 27th Avenue outpost -- you may as well be shopping in Manhattan. No. Thank. You. (Yeah, this is a personal gripe from the writer, who happens to live in that general vicinity -- nonetheless, one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. Hence why I shop at Winn-Dixie.)

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4. According to Greenpeace, Their Seafood Practices Suck
In a recent study by the environmental watchdogs, Publix seafood practices scored a miserable 2.7 out of 10. That's dismal by 7-Eleven standards. They were ranked 19 out of 20 chains analyzed. Red Lobster and Japanese whalers are doing just fine destroying our oceans -- they don't need Publix joining in the fun.

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134 Coral Way, Miami, FL

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12100 Southwest 127th Avenue, Kendall, FL

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1920 W. Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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smithers80
smithers80

You have no journalistic talent at all. This is poorly researched, poorly written, and too emotional to be subjective. You will be applying for a new job soon.....probably at Publix.

alienbyproduct
alienbyproduct

Another author with down's syndrome spouts garbage.  And YOU danivene, go shop a walfart with the rest of the morons.

Jenni Warjas Morales
Jenni Warjas Morales

I like Publix & I actually enjoy grocery shopping although I have 4 complaints: the quality of their produce varies tremendously by location (i.e. Publix on Bay Rd on SoBe has fine produce but 5th St Publix produce always sucks), WHY ARE THEY NOT OPEN 24 HOURS?? I moved here from CA 10yrs ago & it always shocks me that bars are open til 5am but grocery stores close at 11. Speaking of shocking, why would you hire a person who speaks NO ENGLISH AT ALL to take a customer service position in America? Lastly, and this may not be Publix' fault but I have noticed over the last year that food prices have skyrocketed. My grocery bill has gone up by 30% in the last 2yrs

macyanne66
macyanne66

You must hate puppies and babies, too.

danivene
danivene

This is great! I am sick of all the Publix puff pieces. Good work  :) 

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

Pretty weak article to be honest

Amanda Drewniak
Amanda Drewniak

Wegamans is awesome! Also Newtimes you know who writes checks!! Poor people no credit cards! it takes them like 5- 6 days to cash them things just in time for my next paycheck!

Matt Hirschenbein
Matt Hirschenbein

Anybody that has been to a Wegman's, knows that Publix is definitely not the best grocery store ever.... not even close.

Jeff Feldman
Jeff Feldman

What a hack article. Seriously? You live in a shithole neighborhood and its Publix's fault?

Leslie Hudler
Leslie Hudler

I know why! I know why! Because I spent 100 dam dollars the other day and don't know on what!!! Grrrrr

CJ Ritchie
CJ Ritchie

your headers are always eye catching but the lack of facts in your articles is where you lose me I guess that is what internet journalism is leading to

Rachel Penabella
Rachel Penabella

I pay over $5 gran a year to Publix in return for groceries. Sometimes I feel they have a direct feed into my bank account. I agree - the experience and quality could be much improved considering how expensive the experience of feeding our families has becoming. Everything is going up, but food packaging is getting smaller and smaller. They need to offer their customers more value.

aspicer
aspicer

You forgot Publix discontinues anything that's good. Don't start liking something at Publix they will discontinue it ... I just said in the store the other day. And now their deli Philly Cheese Steaks is NEW. I asked why it is new to the young guy ... "We changed the way me make it. We do it in the toaster now, not the grill". Is it better or worse I asked. I forget what he said but something like he tried it and it's not very good. I walked away ... I don't want something that sucks. Publix where Sucking is a Pleasure.

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