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Fort Campbell, TN

#1 Jun 18, 2009
Anyone heard a rumor that Food City may be bought out or combine with the Publix food chain? Supposedly, they have been in negotiations for some time.

Anderson, SC

#2 Jun 18, 2009
I have not heard this but I would doubt it. Publix is a large chain only located in Florida and is privately owned by one family; but let's hope!!

Houston, TX

#3 Jun 18, 2009
Who gives a shit, Food City SUCKS.

Wittensville, KY

#4 Jun 18, 2009
Publix is owned by its employees and has locations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina.

Chapmanville, WV

#5 Jun 19, 2009
Publix and Food City are very competitive in the Knoxville market. Publix are nice stores. They have awesome cake decorators, and they pay a hell of lot better than Food City.

Prestonsburg, KY

#6 Jun 20, 2009
I've never had any complaints about Food City. or their Super Dollar stores either. Don't know anything about Publix.

Winchester, KY

#7 Jun 20, 2009
Well I sure the hell hope so FoodCity sucks!!!

Printer, KY

#8 Jun 20, 2009
Publix is far better than any food chain around here!
wal mart

Campbellsville, KY

#9 Jun 23, 2009
they suppose to make it known to the public in august of publix buying out food city what a drag

Martin, KY

#10 Jun 23, 2009
I worked for Publix many years ago in Florida, the company was an excellent employer, top-rate pay, serious respect for the employees, a TRUE open door policy! Food City is FAR from that standard. Though there's maybe a 3% chance of this, I'll have to check on it personally with sources, I seriously doubt Publix even wanting a deadend market such as Food City. If Publix took over Food City, they'd have to re-vamp EVERY single store to just bring them up to par. But one can only hope!

Martin, KY

#11 Jun 24, 2009
OK, after checking with some sources here's what I found to be true. The areas where Food City's located are not the demographics that Publix would even consider. Publix is too upscale to make such a consideration. So this is completely untrue though I have to admit, it would be a definite upturn in the local grocery chain.

Staffordsville, KY

#12 Jun 24, 2009
Here's a thought Whole Foods in Paintsville, lol just a thought (not this century).

Fort Campbell, TN

#13 Jun 24, 2009
What I've heard is that Publix is interested in the Tennessee FC stores since Publix is already in Nashville, Chattanooga, etc.
Captain America

Columbia, TN

#14 Jun 25, 2009
This is an email response I got from Publix when I contacted them about it:

"We appreciate your interest in Publix Super Markets, Inc.

At this time we do not have a site approved or planned for Knoxville, TN. And unfortunately due to proprietary information I cannot share with you the possibility of a store opening there.

However, I can tell you that we are always working hard to reach out to new customers and provide better service to our regular customers. Our Real Estate Department does this in many ways and site selection is one of them. We are always scouting out new sites for development and new store locations Knoxville is a great market that we review and monitor on a regular basis. The rumors you have heard regarding a buyout of Food City is false, but we are always looking for new markets to enter.

We do hope that we can bring a more convenient shopping experience to you and your neighborhood in the future.

Thanks again for your inquiry and if you have future questions please contact me."

Murfreesboro, TN

#15 Jun 26, 2009
your right publix is owned by one family and so is food city....the negotiations have been going on for around 1 and half years, the buyout should be finished sometime around the august race so watch for an announcement soon after fall race at bristol.....publix i believe will not get in warehouses, kvat, or the super dollar stores. i believe that publix is purchasing anything with the food city name such as trucks and stores...nothing else

Kodak, TN

#16 Jun 26, 2009
Throwing out another rumor I've heard: Publix only wants the Knoxville stores. I heard this earlier today. They want to be in Knoxville, and I've heard from other sources (i.e. community leaders)that Publix is moving to Knoxville. Also, some upper management people have recently stepped down (which I've heard is because they don't want to work for Publix, they want to stay with Food City, which may give this rumor some truth) These rumors have been going around for a while, and honestly, everyone that works there seems to want this to happen.
Betty DeLong

Martin, KY

#17 Jun 26, 2009
hahahaha wrote:
Who gives a shit, Food City SUCKS.
I could not agree more lolol
bet its Betty


#18 Jun 26, 2009
Betty DeLong wrote:
<quoted text>I could not agree more lolol
I new it was you Betty,running your mouth again,changing your user name,don't blame you,if I was you I'd change it to.Haven't you done enugh to your own family(son&husband)?it isn't Food City's fault about the shop lifting or the po po coming after your daughter,you should of been watching her.
bet its Betty


#19 Jun 26, 2009
Betty DeLong

Martin, KY

#20 Jun 27, 2009
bet its Betty wrote:
<quoted text>
I new it was you Betty,running your mouth again,changing your user name,don't blame you,if I was you I'd change it to.Haven't you done enugh to your own family(son&husband)?it isn't Food City's fault about the shop lifting or the po po coming after your daughter,you should of been watching her.
well you think you know it do not know shit about my family what did i do to my husband divorce him lol.that my my business and for my son he did what he did to his self i never took the drugs and failed the test.mind your own business meth head.

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