- Arielle Calderon wrote a list of reasons for BuzzFeed Tuesday regarding her love for Publix, calling it "the greatest grocery store ever to exist," with reasons ranging from cleanliness and size to the quality of the stores' cookies and sandwiches.
- Hannah Sentenac at Miami New Times fired back with five reasons it is not, complaining about their seafood practices, worker pay and commercials.
- Calderon is specifically a fan of the store's Mother's Day commercial:
From the article:
If you're from the South, chances are you have a love affair with Publix. Seriously, this is about the only thing I miss since moving to New York. Every time I walk into a Gristedes, I want to sob away the pain of overpriced cereal and lack of product diversity. The worst part is that Northerners cannot sympathize with you, and often just don't get it. ...