About Publix
Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the country. Publix employs over 225,000 associates and operates more than 1,200 stores throughout the Southeastern United States. We are privately-owned, hold no long-term debt, have avoided layoffs, and continue to grow year after year. Publix and our associates excel in community involvement, volunteerism and environmental sustainability.  Our collective commitment to diversity has contributed to our success in being a great place to work and shop.

Proud DECA Partner Since 2006
We are proud to note that Publix has been a proud partner of DECA’s National Advisory Board since 2006.

Commitment to DECA
Publix works with local chapters and regional DECA in all seven states where we have operations (Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia). Over the years, we have provided sponsorship and more than 1,000 judges for local, regional, state, and international DECA competitive events. Since 2008, Publix has awarded $78,000 in scholarships to DECA students who are Publix associates.



Publix DECA Scholarships
Publix offers five $1,000 college scholarships to current Publix associates who are active members of their high school DECA chapter. For information, click here.

Start Your Career
Interested in working for Publix? You can apply online today! Be sure to indicate on your application that you heard about careers at Publix through DECA.

Visit our careers site for more information about benefits and careers at Publix. If you still have questions, feel free to ask a recruiter or check out our blog with 6 Tips on Getting a Job at Publix.

Connect With Us On Social Media
Follow us on social media to learn about upcoming job opportunities, engage with all our recruiters, and hear stories from real associates about what it’s like to be a part of the Publix family. Click the social media icons at the bottom of this page to find us online, or head to our blog, The Publix Checkout.


To request a speaker, or for other DECA-related needs, email the appropriate Retail Staffing Specialists.

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  • Interview skills
  • Application process
  • Workplace skills
  • Branding

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How Employees Can Engage with DECA

DECA has many opportunities for organizations and their employees to engage with DECA. From volunteering as a classroom speaker, mentor or judge, to representing your company by exhibiting to advertising in publications, there are countless opportunities to engage with DECA and its membership.

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