Publix expands reach into 8th state with newly opened location

Publix now has locations in eight states with the grand opening of one of its newest locations in Kentucky.

The Florida-based grocery chain opened its first-ever Kentucky location on Wednesday at 2500 Terra Crossing Blvd. in Louisville.

"As our Kentucky customers will come to know, they can count on us to deliver high-quality products that can only be found at Publix," Publix CEO Kevin Murphy said in a press release. "Whether it is our famous Pub subs, Publix ice creams, bakery cakes, delicious ready-to-enjoy meals or anything in between, we offer some of the best food around."

The Louisville location features a fresh pizza kitchen and a Pours area with coffee, wine, beer, kombucha, acai bowls and smoothies customers can order while they shop.

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To celebrate the grand opening, Publix donated 40,000 pounds of produce to a local food bank, Dare to Care. 

Kentucky joins the growing list of states to already have a Publix: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. There are five more Kentucky stores in the works expected to open in Louisville, Lexington and Walton, according to Publix. 

Publix's presence in Kentucky will create over 900 new jobs. 


Did you know Publix can do this for you while you shop?

It's a "pro tip" not widely known, but Publix is eager to share this game-changing service with its customers.

One user replied to Publix's post on X calling for a location in Texas. 

"We hope to make it closer to you some day!" the store's official account replied. 

Three other Publix locations are slated to open this month. More details on that here