A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 13, 2006
“Where Shopping Is a Pleasure” (Publix)

Publix markets began in Winter Haven, Florida in 1930. The slogan “Where Shopping is a Pleasure” began in 1950.


Publix—History
Publix, a privately-held company operating stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee, was founded by George W. Jenkins in 1930 in Winter Haven, Florida. It has grown into a Fortune 500 company with more than 800 stores and is one of the fastest growing employee-owned companies in the United States.

Publix is known for its philosophy of pleasing the customer; the Publix guarantee to never knowingly disappoint our customers is legendary in the industry. 

Wikipedia: Publix
Publix is a United States supermarket chain based in Lakeland, Florida. Founded in 1930 by George W. Jenkins, its slogan is “Where Shopping is a Pleasure.”

Publix has operations in five states: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. It employs over 136,000 people at its 883 retail locations, corporate offices, eight grocery distribution centers, and nine Publix brand manufacturing facilities which produce its dairy, deli, bakery, and other food products.

Publix Super Markets Inc. is an employee-owned, privately-held corporation. The National Center for Employee Ownership lists Publix as the largest company in the United States with at least 50% employee-ownership. Publix’s 2005 sales totaled US$20.6 billion. It was ranked #104 on Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list of U.S. companies in 2006. As of 2006, Publix has been listed by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for nine straight years. It is also listed by Fortune as one of “America’s Most Admired Companies.” Publix has also won various local, regional, and national industry and philanthropic awards, including the highest rank for customer satisfaction among supermarkets from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

(Trademark)
Word Mark WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE
Goods and Services IC 042. US 101 104. G & S: grocery store retail services. FIRST USE: 19500801. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19500801
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 74355550
Filing Date February 4, 1993
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 29, 1993
Registration Number 1794017
Registration Date September 21, 1993
Owner (REGISTRANT) Publix Super Markets, Inc. CORPORATION FLORIDA 3300 Publix Corporate Parkway Lakeland FLORIDA 33811
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record LESLIE S SPITALNEY
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20031209.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20031209
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark PUBLIX
Goods and Services IC 042. US 101. G & S: Retail Grocery Store Services. FIRST USE: 19301231. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19301231
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 73508370
Filing Date November 8, 1984
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition March 26, 1985
Registration Number 1339762
Registration Date June 4, 1985
Owner (REGISTRANT) Publix Super Markets, Inc. CORPORATION FLORIDA 1936 George Jenkins Blvd. Lakeland FLORIDA 33801
(LAST LISTED OWNER) PUBLIX ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY CORPORATION FLORIDA 3300 Publix Corporate Parkway Lakeland FLORIDA 33811
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20050303.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20050303
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
Florida (Sunshine State Dictionary) • (3) Comments • Sunday, August 13, 2006 • Permalink


To Whom it may Concern;
I was wondering if PUBLIX ever had toy trucks that they sold to the public? My 4 year old has a truck that we had purchesed at Magic Mart and it had a sticker of a race car on it, well he had left it out side and it got rained on. He asked me Mommy whats going on with my truck I looked and under the sticker where it was comming of was another slogen it says (PUBLIX where shopping is a pleasure) I wont to know is this toy safe for my child to play with because it was made it china? Please contact me at stevemelmel@yahoo.com if you know anything about this toy.
Sincerely, Melissa BOwles

Posted by Melissa Bowles  on  05/13  at  08:59 AM

The Publix group is the pioneer of online shopping. Although its been a very old organization but has gained a large scale popularity after its success of its stores in last decade. Its on the top 10 among Forbes 2010 list of U.S’s largest private companies.

Posted by absolute crackers  on  11/21  at  06:33 AM

Shopping can really be a pleasure when you do it online! Nowadays, many businesses have already integrated shopping carts to their websites. It’s one good way to give ease and convenience to many shoppers out there!

Posted by Izzonet Ecommerce Shopping Carts  on  08/17  at  06:35 AM

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