Southeastern Grocers announced plans to expand in Florida with the addition of eight new Winn-Dixie stores before the end of the year.
The parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket, and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, finalized agreements to purchase multiple Lucky’s Market locations and Earth Fare grocery stores throughout the state of Florida.
The supermarket chain has acquired four Lucky’s Market stores located in Fort Myers, Gainesville, Lake Mary, and Melbourne. The four Earth Fare stores obtained are located in Boynton Beach, Jacksonville, Lakewood Ranch, and Viera, according to a press release from the supermarket chain.
“At Southeastern Grocers, we are committed to supporting, enriching, and growing the communities we serve. Winn-Dixie is deeply rooted in Florida, and we are proud to expand our footprint and enhance our presence throughout the state. In addition to our new store that we opened earlier this year, we look forward to introducing eight more new appealing stores with fresh, quality products at the right price to deliver a shopping experience our associates, customers, and communities can always count on,” said Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers.
Each converted store will be remodeled with a specialized approach to provide a wide product selection and additional jobs and opportunities for local community members.
The company said all eight locations are projected to have grand opening dates this year and will be introduced to the community with an opening celebration for customers to check out the fresh offerings and savings available at their new Winn-Dixie grocery store.
The eight new Winn-Dixie stores that Southeastern Grocers will open this year in Florida will be located in the following cities:
- 8855 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL
- U.S. 41 & Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL
- 1459 N.W. 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL
- 11799 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
- 11525 State Road 70 E., Lakewood Ranch, FL
- West Mary Blvd., Lake Mary, FL
- 3170 W. Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL
- 5410 Murrell Road, Viera, FL
The opening of the eight new store locations follows the February opening of a new Winn-Dixie in the Brentwood community in Jacksonville, Florida in response to the local city and community plea to combat an impending food desert in the area with the closing of a Publix store.