Throughout our history, our associates and customers have helped Publix grow from a single store into the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the United States. We thank them by remaining deeply dedicated to customer service and community involvement, and being a great place to work. We’ve earned numerous awards for these efforts. Today, Publix has grown from a single shop into a sprawling collection of 1,077 supermarkets that brought in $28.9 billion in sales last year. The values and philosophies established by George Jenkins are still in place and serve as the foundation for our mission of being the premier quality food retailer in the world.