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Publix opens new store in Sevierville

SEVIERVILLE, TN – Publix Super Markets opened a new store on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the Smoky Mountain Gateway Shopping Center in Sevierville, TN. The center is located on Hwy 66 next to Kroger.

This 48,100 square-foot store brings 135 new jobs to the area. The store has traditional grocery, dairy and frozen food departments along with full-service bakery, deli, pharmacy, seafood, meat and fresh produce departments. “As Publix Super Markets, Inc. continues to follow CDC guidelines, we will be requiring all customers and employees to wear masks inside the store,” said Brenda Reid, Community Relations Manager for Publix’s Atlanta Division. “We have heightened our response to sanitation to ensure safety for all our customers as that is our top priority.” Publix offers numerous contactless pay options and convenient shopping services like curbside pick-up, grocery delivery powered by Instacart and pharmacy delivery that will make shopping a pleasure.

In support of the Sevierville Community Publix will be donating $3,000 in gift cards to the Sevier County Food Pantry to assist with their holiday feeding program.

The new Sevierville Publix will feature the following departments and services:

A FULL-SERVICE DELI featuring Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, made-to-order Pub-Subs, fresh soups, Publix Smokehouse Meats, as well as fried & oven roasted chicken. It will also offer café seating and Wi-Fi throughout the store. THE PRODUCE DEPARTMENT carries organic as well as conventionally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. There is also a broad selection of exotic fruits and vegetables from around the world and locally grown as well as a floral department with a variety of bouquets bursting with colors depicting the changing seasons.

THE PUBLIX BAKERY is a scratch bakery that offers an array of cakes, cookies and pies as well as wedding cakes made by skilled decorators. Also featured are an assortment of breads and rolls made fresh throughout the day. Customers will also enjoy our broad selection of decadent desserts that are perfect for entertaining.

APRONS SIMPLE MEALS offer cooking demonstrations equipped with recipes to help plan what’s for dinner. Meals clerks conduct live cooking presentations in the built-in kitchen area where recipes are demonstrated daily. All the ingredients for these recipes will be conveniently located in the Aprons Simple Meals case next to the demonstration kitchen. Also available is high-quality cookware to help customers have fun and save time in the kitchen. Although there will be no Aprons demonstrations at the grand opening, we are excited to serve customers simple, delicious meals that they can make at home in due time.

THE MEAT DEPARTMENT will feature custom cuts of meats including Publix private label all-natural and organic GreenWise beef, chicken, pork, lamb and turkey. Ready to cook meals will also be available for customers seeking a home-cooked meal with minimal prep-time needed. There will also be freshly made sushi.

A FULL-SERVICE SEAFOOD DEPARTMENT offers fresh fin fish that is never frozen and seafood that is delivered to the store throughout the week. It includes wild and farm-raised varieties of fresh fish and an extensive variety of shellfish options.

FULL-SERVICE PHARMACY offers traditional services including Flu Shots and select Free Medications for the length of the customer’s prescriptions, as well as a drive-thru pharmacy window for added convenience. Customers will also be able to save time by renewing their prescriptions online and syncing their prescriptions so that all are due for pick up during the same time. There will also be a drive-thru for the convince of picking up prescriptions.

Publix is the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. It has more than 225,000 associates. Publix currently operates 1,254 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 23 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,

Published November 12, 2020

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