August 15, 2014
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Liz Lane, center left, with Pharmacist Nilesh Patel, center right, Store Director Luke Grinstead, second from right, rear row and Winn-Dixie store No. 706 associates. ​

In an era where many people switch jobs about every three years, Liz Lane found a company she enjoys working for and stuck with it – for 40 years!

Before working for Winn-Dixie, Liz held only two other jobs: one at Long John Silver’s and another at a small market. She started with Winn-Dixie as a cashier when she was 19 years old.

She was originally from Michigan and moved to Florida to marry her now husband, whom she met while on vacation in Lakeland, Florida the year before. She was involved in several different departments before she landed her current role of 10 years as a Pharmacy Tech at store No. 706.

“Although Liz works in the pharmacy, she is always willing to help out where ever she is needed,” said Store Director Luke Grinstead. “She is an integral part of our team.”

Liz is described as friendly and personable – traits that allow her to interact with her customers on a personal level. She greets her customers by name and reminds them to pick up their prescriptions when she sees them shopping throughout the store.

“Liz and her regular customers are on a first-name basis,” said Grinstead. “She makes a connection with those she helps – that’s not something you see every day.”

When asked what’s kept her at Winn-Dixie for the last 40 years, Liz said she likes the people.

“I’ve enjoyed the work I do at Winn-Dixie, but mostly I enjoy the people I have met – the people I work with and the customers,” she said.

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