Publix prepares to accelerate national expansion
Publix Super Markets Inc. is considering building a $400 million regional distribution center in North Carolina that could support the company's expansion northward.
According to the News & Record, Florida-based Publix has asked the Greensboro City Council to grant it up to $17.7 million in incentives and $3 million worth of water and sewer lines to a piece of land near Birch Creek Road in eastern Guilford County.
In a written statement to the News & Record, Publix said: “We are currently evaluating several potential sites, including a site in Greensboro. As with all potential sites, we are in the process of conducting our due diligence, which does include pursuing available incentives.”
Publix, which opened its first North Carolina store in Ballantyne in 2014, has been gradually filling in the state with new stores. The company has plans to open more stores westward and northward in the U.S. in the coming years.
Read more about Publix's plans here.