Publix recently broke ground on a new, massive facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Triad Business Journal reported that the 940,000-square-foot distribution center is expected to invest $400 million and create up to 1,000 jobs in the region by 2025.
“The Greensboro Distribution Center will play a key role in supporting our growth in the region,” Chief Executive Officer Todd Jones said in a recent press release. “The hundreds of new associates who join the Publix family will help us provide the premier service our customers have come to expect.”
The facility will support more efficient delivery of refrigerated products to Publix locations in the Carolinas and Virginia.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, Publix presented donations to two local nonprofit organizations, BackPack Beginnings and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Each $2,500 donation supports the charities' programs to help alleviate hunger by providing children with backpacks of food.
“Publix believes in being engaged in our communities,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “As a food retailer, we are focused on alleviating hunger in the communities we serve and are proud to support organizations providing food to those in need.”
The facility is anticipated to be complete sometime in 2022.
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