PUBLIX has confirmed a big change at the supermarket chain.
Customers have expressed that they hope this leadership change at the end of an era will not have an impact on the business.
Publix Super Markets announced a leadership change, naming Kevin Murphy as its new CEO.
According to a statement from Publix, Murphy will be promoted to his new position by the president on January 1, 2024.
This means that current Publix CEO Todd Jones will become chairman of the company’s board.
Murphy is no newcomer to the company, having started his career as a front service associate at a store in Margate, Florida.
He had risen through the chain’s ranks several times over the decades and was named the company’s president in 2019.
Murphy’s promotion isn’t the only leadership change coming at Publix next year.
The chain’s current senior vice president, John Goff, will become president and board chairman Ed Crenshaw will become chairman emeritus.
Therefore, this leadership reshuffle did not bring any new names or faces to Publix’s senior leadership ranks.
Publix has not confirmed the reason for the changes.
Current CEO Todd Jones praised the two senior executives who are up for promotion.
Jones said: “We are pleased to have leaders with Kevin and John’s experience who are ready to take the next steps in their careers.”
“I am confident they will lead our company into the future and continue to make Publix a great place to shop for our customers and a great place to work for our employees.”
Some fans took to X, formerly Twitter, to share their thoughts on the new news.
A person said: “@Publix is a good company.
“I hope the new guy doesn’t ruin it.”
Another X user responded, emphasizing that Murphy had worked for the company since 1984.
The commentator then said: “Got it. Immerse yourself in the corporate culture. Good.”
The US Sun has reached out to Publix for comment.