Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States, with over 1,000 locations across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee with 2009 sales of $24.3 billion. Publix and its associates excel in community involvement, volunteerism and a commitment to its market areas and beyond. Publix's commitment to diversity has contributed to its success in being a great place to work and shop. The mission at Publix is to be the premier quality food retailer in the world. Learn more about Publix at: http://www.publix.com.