Publix opens grocery, pharmacy in Ringgold Wednessday

Publix will open its sixth grocery store in the Chattanooga market next week.

Publix Super Markets will open its first store in Ringgold, Georgia at 7 a.m. next Wednesday in the Boynton Ridge Plaza Shopping Center on Battlefield Parkway.

The new supermarket - the eighth Publix to locate in the Chattanooga metropolitan area since the Lakeland, Florida-based grocery chain entered the local market more than a decade ago - will be a 46,797 square-foot store with 140 employees.

The new store will include traditional grocery, dairy and frozen food departments along with a full-service pharmacy, a full-service meat and seafood department, a full-service deli, a bakery and a produce department that carries both Publix GreenWise Market organic as well as conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. The new grocery will also include an Aprons Simple Meals cooking demonstration station offering customers two recipes each week.