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Company Overview of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.

Company Overview

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. operates as a food retailing company primarily under the Winn-Dixie banner. The company’s stores offer grocery, dairy, frozen food, meat, seafood, produce, deli, bakery, floral, health and beauty, and other general merchandise items. Its stores also provide pharmacies, distilled spirits, and fuel products. The company offers national brands, as well as its own private-label products in its stores. As of February 15, 2012, it operated approximately 480 retail grocery locations and 380 in-store pharmacies in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. As of March 9, 201...

5050 Edgewood Court

Jacksonville, FL 32254-3699

United States

Founded in 1925

20,680 Employees

Phone:

904-783-5000

Fax:

904-783-5235

Key Executives for Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 67
Vice President of Operations
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President of Retail Operations
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. Key Developments

The Hershey Company Partners with Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo Holdings to Open Candy Experience Aisle

The Hershey Company has partnered with Winn-Dixie and its parent company Bi-Lo Holdings, to open Hershey's Candy Experience aisle, replacing the traditional one at Winn-Dixie's newly renovated store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The new candy section, best described as a store within a store, has shown in testing that it can lift confection category sales for retailers by strong double digits. The candy aisle at Winn-Dixie's Baton Rouge store, located at 13002 Coursey Blvd., is now a circular set of bold displays located in the highly trafficked front of the store next to customer service and the checkout lanes. Hershey is the independent category advisor at many major US retailers and took a full category approach in designing the section. Shoppers will be enticed to shop by feature displays with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey's Kisses Chocolates shaped toppers, graphics of unwrapped candy, bright colors and convenient organization by usage occasion (candy dish, premium, movie & snack, grab & go). Winn-Dixie's Baton Rouge store has committed to using Hershey's new candy aisle design for one year. Throughout the year, Hershey will invest in in-store shopper research as well as category merchandising plans.

Winn-Dixie Plans to Close Stores; Plans to Open New Stores

Winn-Dixie is planning to close two Birmingham area grocery stores on or before Nov. 19, 2014. The company said Bi-Lo Holding has decided to close the doors to its Hueytown store at 104 River Square Plaza and the Center Point location at 2402 Old Springville Road. This brings the total of Winn-Dixie closings in Alabama to five. Winn-Dixie will also close locations at 4035 East Blvd. in Montgomery, 2055 Coliseum Blvd. in Montgomery and 1300 Gilmer Ave. in Tallassee. Winn-Dixie is closing the doors to some of its Alabama stores, it is currently remodeling its existing locations and plans to open more grocery stores before the end of the year. Trussville store at 465 Main Street, the 3925 Cross Haven Drive location in Vestavia Hills and the 3331 Rainbow Drive location in Rainbow City are all undergoing 'substantial remodels' Additionally, Winn-Dixie plans to open up to 25 new stores during the fourth quarter, including new Alabama sites. Winn-Dixie opened two new stores this year in Birmingham, one at 4476 Montevallo Road and the other at 500.

Bi-Lo Holdings and Winn-Dixie Close Stores

Bi-Lo Holdings closed 23 Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie stores by November 17, 2014. The stores located Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. Each store has around 65 employees.

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