Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw announces plans to retire in April

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – The CEO of Publix Super Markets has announced plans to retire on April 30.

The Ledger reports that ( ) Ed Crenshaw announced his retirement plans in a statement Wednesday.

Crenshaw, 65, is a grandson of Publix founder George W. Jenkins. He began his career with the Lakeland-based chain as a stock clerk in 1974. He was named CEO in 2008.

Crenshaw will remain a member of Publix’s board of directors, which asked him to succeed his cousin and former CEO Charlie Jenkins Jr. as chairman.

Publix has 1,113 stores in six states throughout the Southeast. The Ledger reports that last year, Publix reported $30.6 billion in sales.

Todd Jones, 53, will serve as Publix’s president and CEO after Crenshaw’s retirement. He succeeded Crenshaw as president in 2008.

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