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Supermarket retailer taps 24-year-company veteran to head real estate


A Publix Super Markets associate who started his career with the company as a part-time meat cutter has been named VP of real estate strategy.

Publix promoted Bob Balcerak to the top real estate post, effective April 3, 2017. As VP, he will oversee the selection of new sites and management of leased properties for Publix stores.

Balcerak, 56, started his Publix career in 1993 as a part-time meat cutter. After a series of promotions, he became assistant store manager in 1999, real estate manager in 2000, and director of real estate strategy in 2011.

“Promoting associates from within the company is one of the ways we perpetuate our Publix culture,” said Publix CEO and president Todd Jones. “Bob will play a critical role as we continue our focus on store growth.”

Publix has 1,146 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The privately-owned company had sales of $34 billion in 2016.

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