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Get the first look inside Publix of Statesboro | Store is now open

Get a look inside the new publix and watch video of the ribbon cutting in the story. Publix is now open daily 7 a.m - 10 p.m.
Statesboro Publix Store Manager Daniel Keefer speaks to customers waiting in line before cutting the ribbon Credit: Grice Connect

Publix Super Markets customers began lining up early this Wednesday morning, December 14 to be one of the first to shop in the new Publix when it opened at 7 a.m.

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Customers lined up waiting for the store to open at 7 am

Portal resident and GS employee Patrick Robinson was the first in line to see the new store open. "This is an exciting day for Statesboro. Anytime there is something new the community turns out and I just wanted to be part of that," said Robinson.

Publix Super Markets opened the new store at 101 Tormenta Way in the Eagles Corner Shopping Center in Statesboro, Georgia.

Video of the ribbon cutting

Daniel Keefer was introduced as the store manager who cut the ribbon on the new store. Keefer has been with the company for 26 years and most recently managed the Publix in Port Wentworth.

The 48,387 square-foot store offers departments for grocery, dairy, frozen food, seafood, meat and fresh produce as well as a full-service bakery, deli, pharmacy.

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“We are excited to bring Publix to Statesboro,” said Hannah Herring, Publix media relations manager. “We look forward to providing premier service and quality products to new and existing customers who can now enjoy having their Publix closer to home.”

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Customer service

THE PUBLIX DELI features a full-service deli counter highlighting Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, as well as handcrafted old-world delicacies, cured sausages, soppressata and aged prosciutto. The deli also offers an international selection of olives, antipastos, hummus and more than 200 artisan cheeses from the United States and around the world.

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Upstairs seating

THE PRODUCE DEPARTMENT carries organic and conventionally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, with locally grown produce and exotic choices from around the world. The floral department stocks bouquets bursting with colors depicting the changing seasons.

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THE PUBLIX BAKERY is a scratch bakery that offers an array of cakes, cookies and pies as well as wedding cakes and decadent desserts made by skilled decorators. Breads and rolls are baked fresh throughout the day.

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THE MEAT DEPARTMENT features custom cuts of meats, including Publix private label all-natural and organic GreenWise chicken. Customers seeking a home-cooked meal with minimal prep time can choose from ready-to-cook items prepared fresh daily.

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Back of store

A FULL-SERVICE SEAFOOD DEPARTMENT carries fresh seafood delivered throughout the week. It includes wild and farm-raised fish, as well as a wide variety of shellfish. Publix’s whole fish and fillets are fresh, never frozen. Sushi chefs create delectable hand-rolled selections daily.


The FULL-SERVICE PHARMACY will also include a large variety of body care products and a wide selection of natural and conventional vitamins, minerals and supplements.

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Publix provides contactless pay options and convenient services like grocery delivery, Powered by Instacart, and pharmacy delivery.        



Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 240,000 associates, currently operates 1,320 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business.

Front of store

Publix Statesboro will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.                                                 

Pharmacy Hours:  

  • Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.