Five Reasons Publix Isn't the Best Grocery Store Ever

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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.

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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.

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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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15 comments
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.

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