Fort Myers, Florida
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Publix stores is alleged to violate anti discrimatory laws, by their hiring

imbalance -vs- blacks and whites..In S. W. Florida..its next to impossible

to find a "Black" employee in any store.

Next, by price extortion, Publix raises their prices high enough to probibit Black, shoppers, other than "Snow Birds" from utilizing their stores.

Price comparisons, with Save On, Winn Dixie, prove the point, attested by two Publix employees. The announcement follows a studied report, elucidating, that low employment, and tough economy, disuade the Black shoppers from even entering a Publix Store. By comparison, produce being

originated here in Southern Florida sell at Publix and up to four times the

cost, for the exact same commodity..which sells in the Midwest...Example..

Aldi Stores, sells "Grapefruit" @ .25 cents each...in the Midwest Markets..

whilst the very same product, grown in Florida sells at "Publix" at 1.00 ea

Again entrenching the "Extortion" of local shoppers. versus the Snowbirds which are unweary of the disparity.

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Anonymous
#1243127

I live I Hollywood store 53 near Sheridan /56 ave , this store has been my home for 12 years , I spend almost 1000 a month in shopping ,I feel their are some people in PRODUCE DEPARTMENT that see me too much buying grape , watermelon , sweet potatoes , yes I will taste the grape , especially when the price hit almost 3 to 4 dollars a pound , it's my right , but a couple of white young men complaint to management to defend their cause , infact , one of the employee told me about the complaint , I told Mrs BITTNEY , about the problem I had at produce and it cause a silent treatment with other employees , no more , hello , Blank face with some of the other girls employees and their Boyfriend that work in the PRODUCE department , let me tell you a little about me , I ve work in all large establishment of food with high volume of workers , i'm the excell worker also speak three language , I stand out , maybe because of my personally with customer service , I also read eyes and wall has ears , anyway , publix is a great store chain here Florida , great deal , if you know what to look for , Smart shoppers , I look around for prices , infact i'm located between 3 PUBLIX 2 super Walmart and 1 sedanos and a BRAVO GROCERY , heavy competition but Publix is my top choice , please look into this matter this store can be super elite with the right people , the bad people move them to the other side , that will give them the message , Smile or you are going to the other side of town . Thank you

Anonymous
#695600

There are black people in Fort Myers? Huh.

Must be on the other side of Colonial. Wait no...

The best employees at my Fort Myers Publix are actually black! But good job for finding the internets for complaining about nothing, you smarty pants, you.

Anonymous
#695253

ALL MY BO AND SIS SHOULD PROTEST AGAINST THE WHITE PUPLIX CORP, WE WON THE DISCRIMINATION, NOW WE HAVE OUR BLACK COLLAGES,BLACK PAGEANT, BET, AND OUR MARTIN L. KING PARADE,BLACK MAGAZINES,AND CLOTHING LINE AND WHEN A BLACK GET KILL BY A WHITE PERSON ,AL SHARP AND JESSE JACKSON WILL BE THERE TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS , ALL WE NEED NOW IS A BLACK STORE,WE ARE 60% THERE.

WHO CARE ABOUT THE WHITE? :grin :eek :zzz

Anonymous
#664811

I am in the atlanta division and my current store is more black and bangladeshi than it is anything else.

Anonymous
#632374

I am older, enjoy the BOGO options, have seen diversity in the stores, etc. While Publix of the 21st century has women and minority staff and customers, this was not always the case.

There is no post-racial America. I can go to a certain Publix to exchange goods in GA with no receipt. Other shoppers who are better dressed, as polite, that are minorities, get hassled with or without a receipt. I actually saw and heard a white customer service assistant manager block an exchange with half-baked excuses, then contrive more bull with a black manager after the customer left.

They admitted the senior was a regular cash customer. The customer decided to give all the just purchased groceries back to them and get a full refund on the spot to their silent disgust. Money is green. It talks whatever your gender, race, age or politics might be?

What fool loses more than $25 in sales to refuse an item worth a few dollars which was clean and in goos condition?

Publix is not as rich as some of its competitors. This was a small store in a not-so-great traffic location.

Anonymous
#565539

bull!!! publix has more black working in the stores and warehouses and leadership and treat the white poorly.

The blacks are treated like king & queens. We do not have w.e.t or white magazines,white pagaents, or white collages.

We can't even get food stamps or ssi,or section 8, and still drive expensive cars The white are being segregated, so stop bit... about the black not getting ahead.

Anonymous
#565483

Ok I will call it ***!!!! I work for a publix in cape coral fl.

We have black workers, maybe less then the white but there are less in the area, *** I work side by side with one. As for the prices, they are higher based on the quality, not to keep any one group from buying them.

let me guess you applied for a job at publix, did not get hired and now you want to throw bull like this around to make it not your fault. Shut the *** up.

Anonymous
#565169

IF BLACKS WOULD BE TREATED FAIRLY WE WOULDNT WHINE

Anonymous
#356326

The ethnic ratio of Publix stores employees that I've seen is much whiter than the populace at large.

Like the Publix HR department, the racist responders on this forum shame themselves.

Anonymous
#336117

publix is actually well known for hiring people with significant mental disabilities (ever see the yellow safety vests?) and for hiring a HUGE amount of minorities. my store is roughly 70% Haitian and we all get along just fine.

to say publix is racist or anything of the sort shows your complete disregard for the real factors that affect business and price levels.

you know those big green trucks with the giant P on them? yeah they run on that expensive liquid too..

Anonymous
#311121

The price of living is higher in Florida then most snow-bird states.

Anonymous
#310323

You obviously don't ever "do the Math". Publix is routinely lower in price than Winn-Dixie.

I always just assumed that Publix was higher priced because it is a much nicer store.....but then I put the pen to the paper, and I was astounded that Publix wins out on price most of the time. Also you can use any competitors coupon at Publix including the $ amount off of purchase coupons !!!

So you absolutely canNOT say that Publix is higher priced. Therefore your arguement is mute.

Anonymous
#300878

I am confused. I work in an atlanta store and most of my coworkers are black as well as many stores around atlanta.

At a minimum they are well mixed. :?

Anonymous
#296824

GO GAMUSTANG!!!!! I'm guessing you're from GA.

I enjoyed your comments regarding the economic factors and your "Reason" comments. Publix was founded by a Christian family, i.e., George Jenkins. Albeit, no company is perfect. America is in financial ruin - thanks to our politicians.

Yes, it hurts to see the rising of costs in the grocery store and at the fuel pumps...and EVERYWHERE! Let's make the best of it and keep the faith.

Anonymous
#296820

I am OVER the majority of the black race ALWAYS crying discrimination. If anything, reverse discrimination is rampant in the U.S.

I have witnessed this personally. Slavery ended many, many, many years ago.

Quit complaining because you are black and find other reasons and justification for your discontent in life. :roll

Anonymous
#293152

OH,NO...another whining Black. WHINE............................... :cry

Anonymous
#292558

why do all you blacks whine so much on bull !! you have bet,black hbo,starz,black schools,black unions,blackmagazines,black nurses assoc,miss black america and the whites cant have anything white !! NOW WHO ARE THE RACIST??

Anonymous
#664348
@dp

TO dp, that is so true.

Anonymous
#283100

I work at publix and my district manager is black so for saying they dnt hire black people is a lie. the majority of people at my store are hispanic or bosnian so speak on something you know about.

Anonymous
#277946

Really? Because Publix is selling grapefruit and that product is more expensive at their store they hate black people?

Yeah, that makes sense.

What you haven't taken into consideration is economic factors like supply and demand, the fact that shipping rates and fuel prices are different from region to region, the quality of said produce, and the NUMBER ONE MAJOR REASON: Publix is a small company, employee owned and operated by the Jenkins family alongside 'lifetime' employees. They operate in FIVE states, unlike Kroger, Winn Dixie, Albertson's, ETC. The operating costs for smaller companies are higher...PERIOD.

About the racial disparities in hiring...HOGWASH. Publix actually favors minorities (including women) in hiring and promotion. That's not sour grapes, that's the truth. How many Hispanics and Latinos are employed at this racist store? Yeah...thought so.