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New-Look Winn-Dixie stores debut in Florida

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Four new-look supermarkets opened in Florida on November 11 under the Winn-Dixie banner, designed to provide customers with a unique shopping experience featuring farm-fresh produce and quality meat and seafood, along with a wide selection of convenient grab-and-go options from their updated deli departments.

Each store features full-service meat departments offering natural organic chicken available in bulk, 12 flavors of fresh-made specialty sausages as well as cuts of certified Angus beef. The stores’ seafood departments are offering up locally caught selections such as Florida Keys lobster, stone crab and Mayport shrimp, the company points out.

To accommodate a significant Jewish population in suburban Boynton Beach, the store there is stocking more than 1,000 Kosher items.

“We are beyond excited to unveil our four new Winn-Dixie stores to the wonderful communities of Boynton Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lakewood Ranch. We are proud to provide our customers a shopping experience that is uniquely crafted for their community,” commented Anthony Hucker, president and chief executive officer of Winn-Dixie parent Southeastern Grocers. “Giving back to our communities is in our DNA, and with our grand openings occurring on Veterans Day, we are proud to recognize the men and women who served our country in the most admirable way.”

Southeastern Grocers is the parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket as well as Winn-Dixie grocery stores located across seven Southeastern states.

The stores in Boynton Beach, Jacksonville and Lakewood Ranch are former Eagle Fare outlets, while the Gainesville location was formerly home to a Lucky’s Market store. Earlier this year, Southeastern Grocers acquired four Lucky’s Market stores in Florida after Boulder, Colo.-based Lucky’s filed a series of Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions and closed dozens of stores. Around the same time, Southeastern Grocers picked up four Earth Fare stores in the Sunshine State, which became available after Ashville, N.C.-based Earth Fare filed for ­bankruptcy.


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