Five Reasons Publix Isn't the Best Grocery Store Ever
3. Cheesy Commercials.
Who wants to cry at a grocery store commercial? Seriously? Don't we get enough of that from the ASPCA? Yeah, we know, everyone loves their cutesy Thanksgiving salt and pepper shakers, but are we the only ones who like a little realism when it comes to dysfunctional family holiday time? Even Publix baked goods won't save our f***ed up families.
2. Shopping Is Never a Pleasure. Don't Lie To Us.
Despite claims that their employees are all rosy-cheeked and of sunny dispositions, we've seen plenty of the alternative. Besides, fighting crowds, desperately seeking produce that doesn't exist, dealing with slow shoppers (we're talking to you, old lady writing a check) and shelling out an increasing percentage of your paycheck as the price of groceries skyrockets isn't a pleasure. It basically sucks. Even when good cookies are involved.
1. They Don't Think Tomato Workers Deserve a One-Penny Raise
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has been fighting since 2010 to improve conditions for Florida's tomato workers. Their Fair Food agreement would insure a one-penny-per-pound wage increase and some basic human rights, but despite protests, Publix doesn't want to get on board. To be fair, neither do the other major grocery chains, but Trader Joe's, Chipotle, Whole Foods and others have (eventually) stepped up in support. Publix generates $27 billion in sales per year. Somehow, we think they can swing it.
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