Publix has entered into an agreement to purchase three Florida stores from Safeway.
The locations include stores in Altamonte Springs, Largo and Oakland Park. The three locations plan to continue operating as Safeway stores until early September. However, Safeway’s pharmacies will close prior to the main store closings. Publix posters will be displayed within Safeway’s pharmacies to advise customers once their prescriptions have transferred to the Publix pharmacy.
The company expects all locations to have grand opening dates within the fourth quarter of this year.
Todd Jones, CEO and president, said, “Publix continues to look for ways to expand within our operating area to better serve our customers. We are excited for this opportunity to acquire existing stores within our home state.”