SOUTH TAMPA, Fla. — The parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie, Southeastern Grocers LLC, has opened its second next-generation Winn-Dixie concept store here. With a focus on high-quality food, value and customer service, Winn-Dixie at Hyde Park has been tailored specifically to its surrounding community and is part of an extensive store remodel program undertaken by the grocer in 2016, according to the company.
“Every part of this store was designed with the Hyde Park customer in mind,” remarked Ian McLeod, president and chief executive officer of Southeastern Grocers. “Winn-Dixie at Hyde Park provides a contemporary, friendly and exciting in-store environment complete with quality products and offerings that the local community told us they’d want in a grocery store.”
Features of the new store include healthy options and prepared meal solutions in response to customer requests for an easier, more convenient shopping experience; a health and wellness specialist available to offer product recommendations among the nearly 3,000 natural and organic products in a new health food store-within-a-store, Naturally Better; a variety of prepared meal selections at The Kitchen, which includes its own stone-hearth pizza and smokehouse; cheese and wine stewards; the Café, staffed by a trained barista and offering in-store seating and free WiFi; a substation; a remodeled beer, wine and spirits shop; miniature shopping carts, engagement and entertainment for children shopping with their parents; and an expanded kosher assortment.