Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Publix opening Concord store

Florida-based Publix Super Markets said Wednesday that it plans to open a store in Concord, adding a fourteenth Publix store to the Charlotte region.


No opening date has been set for the Concord store, said a Publix spokeswoman. The new store will be located in the planned Willow Oaks Crossing shopping center, at George Liles Parkway and Weddington Road. 

Publix has signed a lease for the location, and plans for the store to be 49,000 square feet. Concord is in the process of extending Weddington and George Liles to make the area more business- and traffic-
Planned Publix stores
friendly.

As Publix ramps up its Charlotte division, the company has two local stores open, both just over the border in South Carolina. Publix is planning to open six stores next year and five more in 2015, in addition to the Concord store. 

The company has also announced plans to open stores in Asheville, Cary and Winston-Salem as it pushes into North Carolina. Charlotte and the rest of the state are, of course, home turf for Matthews-based Harris Teeter, adding to the competitive pressure on the local retailer. 

That pressure, as well as competition from Walmart and other discounters, is a major reason Harris Teeter decided to sell itself to Cincinnati-based Kroger earlier this year. That deal is expected to close early next year.

5 comments:

Fitz said...

I would drive five miles past just about any grocery store to shop at Publix. Their only downside is high wine prices.

ryan kormanik said...

Hey Fitz, it's not just their wine prices that are high. The store is just like Harris Teeter. The difference is the people that work there all own a piece of the company. Publix hires a lot of "disabled" people. Customer service is extraordinary. Oh yeah, and their deli sandwiches ROCK! Even though they are more expensive than other grocers, I would shop there. Missed them since moving here from Florida.

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Dotty Worrel said...

When are ya coming to Myrtle Beach SC?

Terrence said...

Dotty Worrel, Two stores are being built in Myrtle Beach as we speak. The question is when are they coming to Wilmington?!