Publix president Kevin Murphy

Bridgid O’Connor named VP, real estate strategy at Publix

Bridgid O’Connor named VP, real estate strategy at Publix

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets is promoting Bridgid O’Connor to vice president of real estate strategy. She will succeed Bob Balcerak, who plans to retire on March 31 after 29 years of service. O’Connor, 40, began her Publix career in 1998 as a part-time cashier in Dunedin, Florida. After working in customer service roles

Renfroe to succeed Irby as Publix’ marketing VP

Renfroe to succeed Irby as Publix’ marketing VP

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets’ vice president of marketing Mark Irby plans to retire at the end of February. The 48-year company veteran will be succeeded by Malinda Renfroe. Renfroe, 42, began her Publix career in 2005 as a marketing support associate in Lakeland, Florida. She became a field marketing coordinator in 2006, category

Publix honors 12 leaders for their dedication

Publix honors 12 leaders for their dedication

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets recognized 12 leaders with the company’s President’s Award during a dinner celebration Tuesday night. The award was given to nine district managers, a recently promoted regional director and two support leaders who embody Publix’s founding philosophies. Recipients have proven their dedication to fairness; mentoring future leaders; and maintaining the

Greenwise Market expands in Florida

Greenwise Market expands in Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets opened its fifth GreenWise Market location in Florida. The store is in Nocatee (Ponte Vedra), Fla., which is just south of Jacksonville, Fla. “GreenWise Market is a place to find great food in a relaxed environment,” Publix president Kevin Murphy said of the format. “It’s a place where customers