GreenWise Market recently opened two stores in Florida, one in Boca Raton and one in Lakeland. Publix’s new-concept store focus on natural and organic foods with a large selection of prepared meals made from organic and antibiotic-free ingredients.
The Boca Raton store is located at 8210 Glades Road in the Lakeside Centre shopping plaza. The 25,500-sq.-ft. Lakeland store is the first one built from scratch, located at 4747 S. Florida Avenue in the Lake Miriam Crossing shopping center.
“Lakeland is our hometown, and Boca Raton was home to a former Publix GreenWise Market prototype until earlier this month,” said Publix President Kevin Murphy. “Our customers in these communities have been excited to see the difference between what they’ve come to know about us and what we’ve created for them. Our teams are looking forward to sharing this new experience with everyone who comes through our doors.”
Customers can find in-store smoked meats, in-house made sausages, gourmet sandwiches, burrito bowls, and specialty charcuterie options.
The stores are divided into experience zones with simple names like CUTS, FINDS, and POURS, a beverage area where customers can purchase a glass of wine, local beer, locally roasted coffee, or other selections to enjoy as they shop.
In addition to the food products, the stores feature murals by local artists. In Boca Raton, Ellen Burr created a large-scale mosaic featuring South Florida flora. Lakeland artists Josh “Bump” Galletta and Fred Koehler created a whimsical illustration of the city featuring local faces and recognizable landmarks.
The first new-generation store opened in Tallahassee, Florida, in October 2018. There are now six GreenWise locations in service, and a total of 12 have been announced. The company continues to look for additional GreenWise Market locations throughout its operating area.
GreenWise Market is a banner owned and operated by Publix Super Markets Inc., a privately owned Fortune 100 company with 2018 sales of $36.1 billion. Publix operates more than 1,200 grocery stores throughout seven states in the Southeast.