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To all my Publix Friends and Associates, After 42 years of working for Publix I have decided to retire as of December 19, 2014. This will be a very emotional day for me, as most of my life I have worked for Publix. I would like to start by thanking Mr. George and the entire Jenkins Family for giving me the opportunity to work in such a great employee owned company. When I started, Publix had fewer than 200 stores located only in Florida to more than 1,090 stores in six states. I have had the Pleasure of working with many great Associates, who have taught me so much. I am grateful to have had all of you in my life. I look forward to seeing you in the stores, as I will continue to shop at Publix, the best grocery store in the country. Although Publix has been such a big part of my life for so long, it is time to move on and spend more time with my family. We will be traveling, relaxing in the Keys, boating, fishing and most of all, We will be doing what ever we want to do! I would like to take this opportunity to thank my wife, Cecilia, my children, Michelle, Joseph and Michael, and my grand children Christina, Gabriela and Gianna for their constant love and support. I know I am leaving this Company in very capable hands to continue in Mr. George’s Legacy. Cecilia Birch Szybinski and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Your Friend,
Joe Szybinski