Ed Crenshaw, Publix Super Markets

Ed Crenshaw, Publix Super Markets

2014 Power 50 Conventional Retailers: No. 4 Ed Crenshaw CEO Publix Super Markets Key Developments: Entered North Carolina market; sold Pix convenience stores.  What’s Next: Continue North Carolina expansion; test small-format concept.

After decades of speculation, CEO Ed Crenshaw led Publix Super Markets into North Carolina earlier this year, with the first store opening in a Charlotte suburb in February.

“North Carolina has been a long anticipated state for us, more than twenty years in the making. It was probably the number one question I received from customers and our associates,” Crenshaw told SN in an email.

Going up against local favorite Harris Teeter, not to mention Bi-Lo, Food Lion and Walmart

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