JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has announced plans to continue its Florida expansion into 2023. The grocer will open a new North Florida Winn-Dixie, located at 999 University Blvd., in Jacksonville next year to provide College Park customers with unique, personalized shopping experiences. SEG will use a specialized approach to provide fresh concepts and extensive offerings, along with additional jobs and opportunities for local Arlington community members.
Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said, “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. 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.”
SEG 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.
As a people-first organization, SEG cares passionately about its associates, customers and the communities it serves. The grocer was recently recognized by The Silicon Review® as one of the 30 Fabulous Companies of the Year 2022 and was certified as a 2021 Great Place to Work® for a second year. Additionally, SEG was the only grocer featured in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking at 48 among the top 100 companies recognized for employee happiness and satisfaction at work.
About Southeastern Grocers
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is one of the largest conventional supermarket companies in the U.S. SEG grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies serve communities throughout the five southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and caring associates and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, visit www.frescoymas.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.
Founded in 1925, Winn-Dixie grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies serve communities throughout five southeastern states - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which is one of the largest conventional supermarket chains based in the Southeast. For more information, please visit www.winndixie.com and www.segrocers.com.