$9,941 $m
Publix eats, sleeps and lives its brand values. The 1,000-store employee-owned supermarket chain, found in five Southeastern states, receives praise from blog after blog and recognition as one of the best places to work in the U.S. Publix’s message to employees and customers is one of wholesome, healthy, caring through its actions, products and communications. Publix balances standard grocery items with some higher-end specialty merchandise, yet still offers competitive prices. Sales are up; employee and customer satisfaction remain consistently high.