Norman Badger, the company’s vice president of product business development for grocery, will take over as senior vice president of retail operations. He will replace John Goff, who is taking over as the company’s president.
Badger started with the company in 1995 as a service clerk and rose through various management roles before being named to his current position in 2021.
Taking over for Badger as vice president of product business development for grocery will be Chris Shaw. Shaw currently works as Publix’s business development director of alcoholic beverages — a position he’s held since 2017.
Publix also announced Tuesday that Mikhael Ser, currently director of facility refrigeration and energy management, will become vice president of facilities — a role overseeing facilities services, maintenance and support.
Badger’s and Shaw’s promotions stem from news that Todd Jones will leave the CEO role on Jan. 1 and become Publix’s executive chairman. Kevin Murphy, the company’s president, will take over the top role at that time, while current board chairman Ed Crenshaw will become chairman emeritus.
Publix’s executive shuffle comes as it continues to expand into new states like Kentucky, where its first of several planned stores will open next year. The grocer, which operates 1,358 stores across seven states, is also defending its home turf in the Southeast against discount competitors like Aldi and Walmart that have struck a chord with price-conscious consumers.
Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled Mikhael Ser’s name.