Publix Officially Opens in Pigeon Forge

The day has finally come, Publix is officially open in Pigeon Forge! The new store opened its doors today at the Valley Forge Shopping Center, 2656 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TNwith a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Pigeon Forge city Mayor, David Wear.

“It’s a beautiful day in Pigeon Forge, not only because of that sunrise right there, but because we’re cutting a ribbon on a new store that’s going to employ our people and be a community partner. You can’t ask for more than that.”

Today’s ribbon cutting comes off the heels of Publix’s VIP event yesterday, where it donated two large checks (pun intended) to the Forever Parks Foundation and Pigeon Forge High School. Publix is well known as a company for being dedicated to the communities it calls home.

“Publix differentiates itself by providing excellent customer service, quality products, and competitive prices,” said Brenda Reid, Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix. “We look forward to serving Pigeon Forge and hope that we will become the supermarket of choice in the area.”

Publix donates to the Forever Parks Foundation

Publix donates to the Forever Parks Foundation

 

Publix supports Pigeon Forge High School

Publix supports Pigeon Forge High School

The new store is seriously impressive. The 45,000 square foot facility employs an estimated 169 associates, and in addition to the traditional grocery, dairy, and frozen food departments the store features:

  • A full-service meat department where customers can have their orders custom cut and trimmed.
  • A seafood counter where customers will have a variety of fresh fish and seafood options
  • Their always-popular bakery offerings, including an array of mouth-watering cakes, cookies, and pies as well as an assortment of decadent desserts and fresh baked goods
  • The full-service deli highlighting Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, as well as made-to-order sub sandwiches and award-winning fried or rotisserie chicken. Also be sure to check out the new Grab & Go Case showcasing all of their fresh and convenient food.
  • Publix Online Easy Ordering (OEO) is available for select items in our deli and bakery. Customers can log onto Publix.om or download the Publix App to order items like custom subs, platters, cakes, and deli meats and cheeses.
  • A produce department offering both organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables
  • A full service pharmacy with drive-thru window

The first 1000 customers of the Pigeon Forge store will receive a free Publix re-usable grand opening grocery bag. Flowers were also given to customers as they entered the store while supplies lasted. The first 25 customers that purchase $50 or more in groceries will receive a free bag of groceries valued at $25. Fun activities for children are there as well, like a magician and balloon artist. Customers are encouraged to register to win prizes throughout the store, including a $100 gift card from Publix, as well as cakes, deli platters, digital blood pressure kits, and fresh products from the meat and seafood departments. Prizes will be given away daily during opening week.

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 179,500 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,114 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business.

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