I just came back from shopping (been shopping there for years) and was shocked to find that the larger melons, cant-elopes, honeydews etc. were kept in the back to be used in fruit containers while the smaller ones were sold off.
I asked the young man working in produce to get me one of the honeydews that was on the shelf in the back, which he did, and bought that one for the same price as the one sold for the consumer. I brought it home and made a comparison in weight and available fruit. there was 67-69% more fruit on the ones they did not sell to the consumers. From now on, I will get all of my produce from the back, if available.
As high as food prices are and especially at Publix when compared to other similar stores, it is wrong to engage in such a practice.