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Publix stands as one of the largest U.S. regional grocery chains. Locations are found as far north as Virginia, and as far south as Key West, Florida, while the westernmost location is in Mobile, Alabama. Today, the state of Florida still has the largest number of stores, with 781, two-thirds of the outlets. Publix employs almost 190,000 people at its 1,172 (as of March 2018) retail locations, cooking schools, corporate offices, 9 grocery distribution centers, and 11 manufacturing facilities. The manufacturing facilities produce its dairy, deli, bakery, and other food products.