I live in South Fla where we have a lack of any grocery stores other than Publix. Unfortunately, they have all but run off all the other stores.
Since, then I have noticed a hugh difference in prices, staff, products and policies at Publix. They no longer feel the need to try as the consumers down here have very litted choice. Thank God for Super Target and Super Wal Mart. I only buy the bogo items from Publix.
I rarely every purchase meat there as the quality of meat is much better at Costco and Sams Club and cheaper. I have no loyality to Publix and try to limit my shopping there.