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1960s
The expansion begun in the '50s continued at full speed throughout the '60s, with Publix spending $63.1 million on expansion from 1959 to 1969. In 1962, there were 85 stores. By 1969, there were 150. While the first wave of building focused on central Florida, geographic expansion dominated the '60s. Publix purchased seven new stores in 1959, mainly in the southeast coast area, to get a foothold in that market.

By 1963, Publix had opened the Miami Division and constructed a 300,000-square-foot distribution center to supply the growing number of stores there. The first Publix Deli was also installed during this era.