According to a company press release, Publix Super Markets, Inc. is collaborating with Moffitt Cancer Center to provide an expanded access full service retail pharmacy effective July 2, 2012. Currently, Moffitt’s retail pharmacy offers specialized convenience to patients treated at Moffitt on an outpatient basis, Moffitt employees and their dependents, and other cancer center visitors.

The Publix Pharmacy at Moffitt will continue to provide customer service to patients and will be able to expand its services including:

  • Pickup of prescriptions at their neighborhood Publix pharmacy
  • Ease of refilling prescriptions at multiple convenient locations
  • Mail order capability
  • Electronic routing of prescriptions to desired neighborhood Publix pharmacy locations
  • Expanded hours through their neighborhood Publix pharmacy and the Publix Pharmacy at Moffitt

Moffitt Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated ComprehensiveCancer Center, which recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer.  Its national recognition and excellence in cancer research undoubtedly made the partnership an easy choice for Publix.

A southeast leader in both grocery and pharmacy offerings, Publix is a $27 billion retailer with over 800 pharmacy locations inside its stores. According to market research firm Chain Store Guide, the company generated over $1.7 billion in prescription sales in 2011, and is a top 10U.S. pharmacy operator in terms of RX sales. This innovational retail presence will boost the company’s outreach on Moffitt’s massive campus, and could pave the way for future openings.  In theTampa,FLmarket, Publix is the #3 pharmacy operator in terms of market share, behind only Walgreens and CVS.


Top Three Pharmacy Retailers


Number of Stores with RX Dept.

RX Sales

RX Market Share









Publix Super Market




*Source: 2011 Chain Store Guide Drug Industry Market Share Report