VP of Product Business Development Retires


LAKELAND, Florida–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After 35 years of dedicated service, Chris Litz, Vice President of Product Business Development for Refrigerated and Frozen Meat, Seafood, Bakery and Grocery, will retire from Publix on May 31, 2022.

“Over the years, Chris has led and supported strategic efforts to improve our operations and our services to our customers,” said Publix President Kevin Murphy. “We appreciate his efforts and dedicated service to our business.”

Litz began his Publix career in 1987 as a stock clerk in Sarasota, Florida. After holding various positions, he was promoted to Store Manager in 1995 and District Manager in 2000. In 2007, he was appointed Non-Perishable Warehousing Manager before returning to retail as Regional Manager in 2011. In 2016, Litz was promoted to vice president. commercial development of fresh produce and its current role in 2021.

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the United States with more than 230,000 associates, currently operates 1,294 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia . For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a Great Place to Work. Additionally, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as one of the best in the grocery industry. For more information, visit the company’s press room at corporate.publix.com/newsroom.


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