May 04, 2015
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From left:  Winn-Dixie District Director Mark Nyquist, store No. 2348 Michael Bieschke and Miami Region Vice President Tony Jorges.​

Miami Region Vice President Tony Jorges and District Director Mark Nyquist recently recognized Michael Bieschke, Store Director of Winn-Dixie store No. 2348 in Ft. Pierce, Fla., for 35 years of dedication to the company.

A lifelong resident of Florida’s Treasure Coast, Bieschke has welcomed countless customers to numerous stores throughout the community over the years -- whether he was bagging groceries with a smile as a high school student or creating community partnerships in his current role.

“Mike has been committed to providing an exceptional shopping experience throughout his many years of service,” said Nyquist. “We applaud Mike for his accomplishment of working backwards from the customer for the past 35 years.”

Bieschke utilized his experience as a bagger and dairy/frozen stock associate to earn a promotion to produce manager. Always seeking growth and new challenges, he later accepted a position as co-manager, and after one year, he was offered a store director position, which he has held for 25 years.

Bieschke has led his Ft. Pierce, Fla. store for the past 12 years and continues to serve his community, building relationships with local schools and organizations. He and his team have become a go-to resource to his school partner, Floresta Elementary School, participating in school activities and building strong relationships with administrators, staff and parents.

“It’s been very humbling to serve the community that helped shape who I am for the past 35 years,” said Bieschke. “Whether it’s a long time customer or a Floresta family visiting for the first time, there’s no greater satisfaction than sharing a smile and welcoming my customers to their neighborhood Winn-Dixie.”

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