Publix is discontinuing its in-store Aprons Cooking Schools and full-service catering but will continue to offer online cooking classes and a variety of catering platters.
Publix, a major grocery chain in the Southeastern United States, has announced that it is discontinuing its in-store Aprons Cooking Schools.
The company will continue to offer online cooking classes and a variety of catering platters.
The decision to discontinue the in-store cooking schools comes as Publix sees a shift in customer demand.
More and more people are learning to cook at home, and they are also looking for convenient ways to order catering platters. Publix's online cooking classes and catering platters are a way to meet these needs.
The company's spokesperson said that Publix still has over 50 online cooking classes that are viewable via Publix Aprons Cooking School's virtual classes, and no sign-up is needed. Publix also offers a selection of appetizers, sandwich platters, deli meats, desserts, and more from its Gather and Share catalog.
These items are available for in-store pickup or delivery through Instacart.
The discontinuation of the in-store cooking schools is a sign of the times. As people become more comfortable cooking at home, there is less demand for in-person cooking classes.
However, there is still a demand for convenient ways to learn how to cook and order catering platters. Publix is meeting this demand with its online cooking classes and catering platters.
It remains to be seen how the discontinuation of the in-store cooking schools will impact Publix's bottom line. However, the company seems confident that its online cooking classes and catering platters will be a success.