Publix ranks in Fortune's Top 100 companies

Grocery chain ranks No. 87 on list


LAKELAND, Fla. – Lakeland-based grocery retailer Publix has made the top 100 of the Fortune 500 list of top companies. 

Publix made the list at No. 87 this year, bringing in $32.6 billion in 2015. 

This is the first time the grocery chain has cracked the top 100, coming in last year at No. 101. The is Publix's 22nd year on the list.

Publix is the world's largest employee-owned company, and employs over 180,000 people.

The list is based on revenue. In total, the Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. gross domestic product. The companies bring in $12 trillion in revenues and employ 27.9 million people worldwide. 

This year's list marks the 62nd annual running of the list.