Monday, February 3, 2014

Publix opening first Charlotte store Feb. 26

Florida-based Publix Super Markets is opening its first Charlotte store on Feb. 26 at 7 a.m., the company said Monday.

The store is in Ballantyne, at 11222 Providence Road West, is Publix's first in North Carolina. The retailer plans to open a slew of additional stores across the state in the coming years, including a dozen more in the Charlotte region and stores in Asheville, Cary and Winston-Salem.

Publix will be going head-to-head with Kroger, the nation's biggest standalone supermarket and new owners of Harris Teeter. Publix also faces competitors such as Food Lion and Walmart, specialty food retailers such as Whole Foods and Earth Fare, and steep discounters such as Aldi.

Building permits show the new store cost more than $4.2 million to construct.


george said...

These stores are so much more than bare bones beer & beef dumps. I am uncertain as to what shoppers are eager to spend on but living costs more here than Ga. NC shoppers love coupons and bogo. Worried price is the word, no folderol or humoring allowed.