Publix rolls out meal kits to compete with Blue Apron, Plated — and Kroger and Fresh Market

Publix Super Markets Inc. has jumped on the meal kit bandwagon, hoping consumers will choose what’s essentially on-demand home cooking over restaurant takeout and delivery.

The Lakeland-based grocer is offering meal kits at two of its more than 1,100 stores: in Tampa’s Shoppes of Citrus Park at 7835 Gunn Highway and Orlando’s The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, at 7524 Dr. Phillips Blvd.

The meal kits — pre-bagged, pre-measured ingredients for meals that feed anywhere from two to four people —…