August 29, 2014
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George Williamson, new store director at store No. 726, returns to his hometown and first employer. ​

A new store director has moved into the Pine Island Winn-Dixie, but he’s not new to Pine Island—or Winn-Dixie. Store directors often move to new stores, but it’s not every day they get to move to the store where their grocery career began.

George Williamson has lived on Pine Island almost all of his life, and remembers his first job bagging groceries at the Pine Island Winn-Dixie when he was 16 years old.

This Pine Island native’s family has lived on the island for 50 years and has become a well-known family in the area. There’s even a picture of young George holding his catch of the day in the local history book, Pine Island (Images of America).

George worked with Sweetbay Supermarket prior to Bi-Lo Holdings’ acquisition of that chain from Delhaize America. Now it’s time for him to return to the community where he lives and the store where he originally began his career.

"This is a great opportunity for me to give back to the community,” Williamson said in an interview with the local newspaper, The Pine Island Eagle.

“People can expect the same excellent level of service and commitment to the community they've always had with Winn-Dixie,” he said. “I want to continue helping the Pine Island community."

To read the whole story featuring George in the local newspaper, click here:

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