LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here said W.E. (Ed) Crenshaw succeeded Mark C. Hollis as president of the company, effective Jan. 1. The move had been expected.
Publix said it does not plan to name a successor to that position. Hollis, who has been with Publix nearly 50 years, had been president of the chain since August 1984. During his tenure of nearly 11-1/2 years, the company grew from 276 stores and sales of $3.2 billion to 506 stores -- 440 in Florida, 55 in Georgia