LAKELAND, Fla. -- Funeral services were held here last week for George W. Jenkins Jr., founder and chairman emeritus of Publix Super Markets here. Well-known by his industry colleagues as a sharp entrepreneur with an abiding concern for his customers and his employees, "Mr. George," as he was known at Publix, died in his sleep last Monday. He was 88. Despite suffering a stroke in 1989 that affected his speech and confined him to a wheelchair, Jenkins continued to visit stores and talk with ...
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