Publix Super Markets said Thursday that David Bridges, VP of fresh product business development, announced his decision to retire Jan. 1, after 49 years of service to the company.
Bridges’s career began in 1966 at store #0011, Lakeland, Fla., as a front service clerk. By 1981, he was promoted to store manager and in 1987 he became a district manager. In 1994 he was promoted to Lakeland Division regional director and to VP of retail business development in 2000. In 2001 Bridges w