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• The Lakeland Ledger reports that M. Clayton Hollis Jr. is retiring from Publix Super Markets Inc. after four decades with the company, most recently as vice president of public affairs.

As the story notes, "There is a long Hollis family history at Publix. Clayton's father, Mark C. Hollis, once served as president and then vice chairman of the Lakeland-based chain, and grandfather, the late ­William M. Hollis, was a vice president."

"Once I reached 40 years I thought maybe this is a good time," the 56-year-old Hollis said, adding, "I feel I've had an unbelievable life at Publix — not a career, a life."

• Convenience store chain Sheetz Inc. announced that Joe S. Sheetz, the company's executive vice president of Finance and Store Development, will become president/CEO of the chain as of October 2013.

The company's current president/CEO, Stan Sheetz, will move into the role of Chairman, while Steve Sheetz, will leave his Chairman seat to fill a newly created position of Family Council Chairman.
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