Publix Super Market, Inc.: A Customer Service Leader

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Case Code : MKTG296 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 500;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 500 + Shipping & Handling Charges extra


Customer Service / Customer Relationship Management
Case Length : 14 Pages
Period : 1980 -2011
Pub Date : 2012
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Publix Super Market, Inc
Industry : Retail
Countries : USA


This case discusses the customer service at Publix Super Market, Inc (Publix), a US based supermarket chain. Customer service and loyalty were the major aspects of Publix service culture. The supermarket chain was known for delivering excellent customer service. It gave importance to its customers and strived for complete customer satisfaction. Publix provided value for customers by offering a wide range of quality items at competitive prices, organized shopping environment and friendly associates. The chain's philosophy was to please customers and never knowingly disappointed them.

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Publix employees worked as a team and were ready to help customers regardless of their position in the company. The case outlines the customer-centric philosophies of Publix and discusses the various customer service initiatives undertaken by Publix. From pharmacies to ATM networks to gift cards, Publix continuously offered customers various value-added services to make their life easier. The case concludes by discussing that with increasing competition Publix need to improve upon its customer service and retain customers.


The case will help the students:
Understand the importance of customer service, particularly for supermarket chains.
Understand various concepts in customer service and customer relationship management.
Study the customer centric philosophies of Publix and how these have contributed to the success of Publix.
Explore strategies that Publix can adopt in future to attract more customers.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background 2
Services Offered 3
The Road Ahead 7
Exhibits 8


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