Shoppers at the Publix store in Ballantyne pass by a new price comparison display in front of the store in a May 2014 file photo. Publix doesn’t offer home delivery or in-store pickup for online orders, but Birmingham, Ala.-based delivery company Shipt launched service in Charlotte in September with delivery from area Publix stores.
Shoppers at the Publix store in Ballantyne pass by a new price comparison display in front of the store in a May 2014 file photo. Publix doesn’t offer home delivery or in-store pickup for online orders, but Birmingham, Ala.-based delivery company Shipt launched service in Charlotte in September with delivery from area Publix stores. David T. Foster, III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Shoppers at the Publix store in Ballantyne pass by a new price comparison display in front of the store in a May 2014 file photo. Publix doesn’t offer home delivery or in-store pickup for online orders, but Birmingham, Ala.-based delivery company Shipt launched service in Charlotte in September with delivery from area Publix stores. David T. Foster, III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

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