Ever wonder why Publix has scales in its stores? Here’s the answer

in Florida News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – They are truly a Florida thing and have been around for decades: The big greenPublix scales.

If you’ve ever shopped at the Lakeland-based supermarket chain, you have probably noticed the scales (known by the store as People Weighers) somewhere near the entrance.

The scales date back decades to when George Jenkins founded the store in Central Florida, according to News 6 partner WJXT-TV.

Jenkins opened the first store in 1930 and the first scale was installed in those early years.