LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Publix employee in central Florida is celebrating his 50th year working for the grocery store chain.
Larry Delaney is something of a rarity at Publix. In the company’s 83-year history, only 16 employees have reached the 50-year milestone.
The Ledger reports (https://bit.ly/1n2MY1S ) that Delaney’s achievement was marked Friday with congratulatory signs and a surprise party with family and colleagues at the Lakeland warehouse where he works.
Delaney is a retail improvement specialist. His first job was as a produce clerk at a Publix in Fort Myers in April 1964.
Delaney has the third-longest tenure among active Publix employees. Another Lakeland colleague celebrated his 50th anniversary in August, and a Jacksonville produce clerk has spent 53 years with the company.
Publix officials lauded Delaney’s energy and passion for his work.
Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), https://www.theledger.com
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