When Mr. George opened his first store, he vowed that if his business ever became a success, he would not be the kind of owner who just sits behind a desk. Mr. George was actively involved in the day-to-day operations. He routinely visited stores and support facilities, and attended store openings and service award events.
In 2015, as part of our 85th anniversary, we introduced Be There Day. The purpose of this day is to reinforce Mr. George’s tradition of being there for associates. Today, company leaders work alongside associates to gain a better perspective on what they do every day and how to better support associates.
Leaders are given the opportunity to see what our associates do on the frontlines and how they serve our customers every day. They get to roll up their sleeves and learn firsthand the nature of the work associates do and the environments they work in, and possibly come up with future training solutions or opportunities.
Mr. George’s legacy continues to live on through our leaders, who vow to be there for associates every day. They’re able to gain a greater appreciation for the hard work associates exhibit daily. It is evident the future of Publix is in great hands!
Publix has a long-standing tradition of being the kind of company a community can count on, beginning with our founding in 1930.
Publix is proud of our accomplishments as a caring employer, industry leader, and member of the community.