Tag Archives: Publix

Publix To Keep Face Mask Rule Despite DeSantis Order

Tampa’s ABC News affiliate reports: Publix will not be changing its COVID-19 safety policies despite Gov. DeSantis’ new executive order suspending all outstanding local COVID-19 emergency orders and related public health restrictions. A Publix spokesperson tells News Channel 8: “Throughout this pandemic, we’ve implemented many changes in our stores to safeguard the health and well-being of the communities we serve. …

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60 Minutes Confronts DeSantis On Vax Pay-To-Play

CBS News has the transcript: Sharyn Alfonsi: Publix, as you know, donated $100,000 to your campaign. And then you rewarded them with the exclusive rights to distribute the vaccination in Palm Beach County. Ron DeSantis: So, first of all, that– what you’re saying is wrong. That’s– Sharyn Alfonsi: How is that not pay to play? Ron DeSantis: –that– that’s a …

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PAC Calls On Grocer Giant Publix To “Drain The Traitors”

Mediaite reports: A left-leaning political action committee is calling for a prominent grocery store chain to “drain the traitors” after an heiress connected to it donated to former President Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C. that led to unrest in the city and the death of a Capitol police office. “Publix has distanced themselves from the heiress, saying …

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Grocery Giant Distances From Rally-Funding Heiress

Newsweek reports: Supermarket chain Publix is seemingly trying to distance itself from heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli, who is one of Publix’s founder George W. Jenkins’ seven children, following reports that she was a key funder in the January 6 rally, which culminated in rioters storming the United States Capitol. Following the article’s publication, some people called on Publix for a …

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WSJ: Grocery Heiress Largely Funded Pre-Riot DC Rally

The Wall Street Journal reports: The rally in Washington’s Ellipse that preceded the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was arranged and funded by a small group including a top Trump campaign fundraiser and donor facilitated by far-right show host Alex Jones. Mr. Jones personally pledged more than $50,000 in seed money for a planned Jan. 6 event in …

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Publix Buys Excess Produce For Food Bank Donations

Via press release: Publix announced today a new initiative to purchase fresh produce and milk to assist farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Publix will donate these products directly to Feeding America member food banks in its operating area. The initiative will support Florida produce farmers, southeastern dairy farmers and the growing number of families looking to Feeding America for …

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Grocery Giant Publix Is Latest To Ban Open Carry

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Publix is joining the growing list of stores requesting that customers not openly carry guns in states where it is legal to do so. “Publix respectfully requests that only law enforcement officials openly carry firearms in our stores,” Publix said in a statement to ABC affiliate WPLG . Although Florida is not an open-carry state, …

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NRA Spox Dana Loesch Accuses Parkland Students Of “Extortion” In Protest Of Grocery Chain’s Donations

“So people are mad because Publix gave money to a candidate that apparently supports the Second Amendment and so they decided to lay down in the middle of Publix. And then also — the student organizer also demanded that Publix give the March for Our Lives group the same amount of money, or double the amount of money, that they …

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FLORIDA: Publix Ends Political Donations As Parkland’s David Hogg Leads Die-In At Local Store [VIDEO]

A huge victory for David Hogg! The Orlando Sentinel reports: Publix has suspended making political contributions in the wake of mounting pressure over its support of Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor who strongly backs the National Rifle Association. “We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve,” said company spokesman Dwaine Stevens in a statement …

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Grocery Censors “Cum” From Homeschooler’s Cake

Publix can’t catch a break lately: A Christian homeschool grad was “humiliated” when a cake for his big day turned up with the phrase “Summa — Laude Class of 2018” thanks to a computer system that deemed “cum” a vulgar word. Cara Koscinski didn’t think twice after placing the online order for the $70 cake from her local Publix supermarket. …

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FLORIDA: Grocery Chain Faces Boycott After Donating $670,000 To Pro-NRA GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Publix has been Florida’s favorite grocery chain for decades — but some shoppers are turning their backs on the store after learning it donated more than half a million dollars to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam. A handful of state advocacy groups have gone to social media — Twitter in particular — urging shoppers to “#BoycottPublix” …

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FLORIDA: Grocery Giant Publix Expands Spousal Benefits To Same-Sex Couples

Via Equality Florida: Publix has announced that starting on January 1, 2015, they will be expanding benefits to legally married same-sex couples. “Publix is expanding spouse coverage for its health, dental and vision benefits plans to associates who are married in any state where same-sex marriages are legal, regardless of the associates’ state of residence. Publix’s benefits plans offer coverage …

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