New Jacksonville Winn-Dixie to open next year
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. plans to continue its Florida expansion into 2023, opening a new Winn-Dixie store in the College Park section of Jacksonville next year.
“We are always looking to better serve our customers, and the new College Park Winn-Dixie store presents an exciting opportunity for us to expand in our hometown,” Southeastern Grocers president and CEO Anthony Hucker said. “We plan to make a significant investment in the new store and provide more than 100 job opportunities to enrich the revitalization of the Arlington community and ensure our new customers receive remarkable service.”
The new North Florida Winn-Dixie, located at 999 University Blvd. in Jacksonville, will provide College Park customers with unique, personalized shopping experiences, according to the company, which said it will use a specialized approach to provide fresh concepts and extensive offerings, along with additional jobs and opportunities for local Arlington community members.
SEG said it has renewed more than 70% of all stores throughout the grocer’s Southeast footprint to further enhance the shopping experience for its customers. This latest opening will continue SEG’s expansion throughout the state of Florida, including the recent debut of the new Westlake Winn-Dixie, following grand opening celebrations in St. Augustine Shores and Viera in 2021. Additionally, SEG opened eight new Winn-Dixie stores in 2020 in Boynton Beach, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Lakewood Ranch, Lake Mary, West Melbourne and two locations in Jacksonville.
Last fall, the grocer also debuted its new stand-alone WDs Wine, Beer and Liquor in Jacksonville. The new concept is the first location in SEG’s Southeast footprint and serves as a convenient destination for fine wine, craft beer and quality liquor, with a wide range of premium products for entertaining and eating at home.