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12/30/2021

Southeastern Grocers to remodel 50 stores in 2022

Marianne Wilson
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Southeastern Grocers opened two new Winn-Dixie stores in 2021, including one in Viera, Fla. (photo above).

Southeastern Grocers Inc. will continue to update its stores in 2022.

The parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie wrapped up 2021 with more than 70% of its total store footprint refreshed. During 2022, the grocer plans to remodel more than 50 stores throughout the Southeast and also continue to expand its e-commerce capabilities.

In 2021, Southeastern Grocers completed 78 overall store improvements including the remodel of 54 stores throughout its five-state footprint of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi to offer improved shopping experiences. It also added 19 new liquor stores to its portfolio, opened two brand new Winn-Dixie stores in Florida, expanded its growing Hispanic grocery store, Fresco y Más, with two new locations and launched a new stand-alone liquor store concept, WDs.

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The company also gave give back to the communities it serves throughout the year. Southeastern Grocers, together with the SEG Gives Foundation and generous customers, donated more than $700,000 back into the community to help alleviate food insecurity and donated more than $815,000 to aid and support disaster relief efforts.

Additionally, the grocer partnered with thousands of local organizations throughout the Southeast and donated $1.5 million to Folds of Honor, providing 300 educational scholarships to the legacies of fallen and disabled service members. In its second year, the grocer’s Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant program provided 24 nonprofit organizations with $285,000 to help address racial disparities in education, health care and food insecurity. SEG also donated an additional $2.2 million to support various military, health and local community initiatives, including support for the USO, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, children’s hospitals and many more.

“As we conclude 2021 and look back at all we have accomplished as a community and company, I am simply amazed,” stated CEO Anthony Hucker. “The accomplishments of this year have set a clear path for 2022, and I look forward to continuing to work together with our associates, partners and customers to enhance our communities for many years to come.”