William E. Crenshaw

William E. Crenshaw was appointed CEO of Publix Super Markets Inc. in 2008.   Prior to this appointment, he was company President.  Other executive roles Crenshaw has held at Publix include company Director.  In 2011, with Crenshaw at the helm, Publix encountered the departure of the convenience health care clinic sector, closing the 40 Little Clinics in Florida and Georgia and Crispers fast-casual restaurant chain.  This was done in an effort to “not compromise Publix’s signature emphasis on service and quality.”  As Crenshaw told Supermarket News, “As a grocery retailer, we strive to make every customer shopping trip a pleasure by meeting and exceeding their expectations,” he said. “In order to execute on our company strategies, we need the time, talent and resources of our associates focused on our core business competencies.”

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