Monday, January 9, 2012
The North Druid Hills grocery store in Toco Hills Promenade will no longer offer the service after Jan. 28.
Not sure how many of you have been using Publix's curbside service in Toco Hills Promenade. But if you have been, get your fill over the next three weeks. Publix is nixing the experimental service Jan. 28, according to a report in The Tampa Tribune. Long story short: Not enough people were using the service at the three companywide locations–including the store here–to justify the cost, the report said. One test location is in Florida. The other two are here in Georgia. Following a news report in August that the store was canceling its curbside service in August, Publix officials told North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch that wasn't true. That said, I gotta say, even when I hurt my foot last year, I couldn't bring myself to shell out about $…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
A regional spokeswoman with the grocer e-mailed North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch to correct a post about their Toco Hill store earlier this week.
Earlier this week, North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch told you about a recent story in The Champion Newspaper that said Publix was considering eliminating its relatively new curbside service at its Toco Hill location on North Druid Hills Road. We got a note yesterday from one of the grocer's regional spokespeople, Brenda Reid, and she said The Champion story was incorrect. The company has no plans to end curbside service at the Toco Hill–or any other–location and is actually spending the next several months studying where to expand the service. Here's a portion of her e-mail: Publix will continue to study the three Curbside programs that we have. We have not made plans to discontinue the service. Our evaluation of the program will help us …
Monday, August 15, 2011
The national grocer is considering dumping its new service within the next few months. Nothing is definitive yet, however.
North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch wrote about the curbside service at Publix's Toco Hill location a few months ago. Now, it seems, if you want that sort of convenience, your time to take advantage of it could be limited. The popular grocer is considering shutting down the service within the next several months, The Champion Newspaper reported. "We’re going to continue for a few more months before we make a final decision," Brenda Reid, a Publix spokeswoman, told the newspaper. "In the meantime, we’re going to make a few changes such as publicizing the service more externally." The Toco Hill service launched last August as a one-year pilot program. It's one of three curbside programs the grocer operates nationwide.