Publix Announces Second North Carolina Location

  Publix Announces Second North Carolina Location

Business Wire

LAKELAND, Fla. -- December 27, 2012

Today, Publix Super Markets Inc. announced it has signed a lease for a second
store in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. The store will be located
at the intersection of South Boulevard and Iverson Way in Charlotte.

The shopping center, the Shops at South Line, will feature a
54,975-square-foot Publix supermarket as well as other shops and restaurants.
The project also includes two levels of underground parking in addition to
ground level parking.

Publix announced in September its first North Carolina store in Ballantyne,
located at Providence Road West and Johnston Road, opening in 2014.

“We are excited to bring Publix to even more customers and associates in North
Carolina and look forward to continued growth in the state and in our current
operating areas,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations
director.

The grand opening date for the Shops at South Line location will depend on
several factors, including permitting and completion of the store’s
construction; however, the opening is tentatively planned for late 2014.

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 157,500 employees, with 2011
sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,070 stores in Florida, Georgia,
South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of
FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive
years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer
service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an
American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the
company’s website, www.publix.com.

Contact:

Publix Super Markets Inc.
Maria Brous, 863-680-5339