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Publix Cuts Out Free Deli Meat To Customers

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Publix Super Markets

Deli customers at Publix may be asking, "Where's the meat?"

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Lakeland-based grocery chain has ended a long-standing practice of giving customers complimentary slices of deli meat when they place orders at the deli counter at some stores. Publix deli workers would often give the customer the initial slice to examine the thinness or thickness of the meat.

But Publix began to shift away from that practice at some of its stores about two weeks ago. Now customers have to request the test slice.

Publix media relations manager Brian West says the company has made the change at a few dozen stores in central Florida on southwest Florida. Publix has more than 1,000 stores in the Southeastern United States.

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