Publix spokeswoman Brenda Reid says the two new stores in Indian Land and Fort Mill mark a new entrance in the growing market.
Reid says Wednesday’s grand opening has been a long awaited event for some customers.
The two new stores in South Carolina sit at around 49,000 square feet, while Reid says a third store will open in 2014 in Ballentyne and will be larger. Reid says the York and Lancaster County stores include several new innovations — like an event planing service.
Publix’ closest competitor is Charlotte-based Harris Teeter. Reid says that her company takes a different approach to customer service.
Reid says each new store employs roughly 150 workers, with only a small percentage including employees who’ve moved with the company.
The Indian Land location sits along US-521 in Lancaster County while the Fort Mill location is on Gold Hill Road near Interstate 77.