Winn-Dixie expands via acquisition of Lucky’s Market, Earth Fare stores
Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarket supermarkets, is expanding in Florida.
The company has finalized agreements to purchase multiple Lucky’s Market locations and Earth Fare grocery stores throughout the state of Florida. The grocer has acquired four Lucky’s Market stores (in Fort Myers, Gainesville, Lake Mary and Melbourne) and four Earth Fare stores (in Boynton Beach, Jacksonville, Lakewood Ranch and Viera.).
Each store will be remodeled and converted to the Winn-Dixie banner with a specialized approach to provide a wide product selection and additional jobs and opportunities for local community members. All eight locations are projected to have grand opening dates this year.
“Winn-Dixie is deeply rooted in Florida, and we are proud to expand our footprint and enhance our presence throughout the state,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers. “In addition to our new store [in Jacksonville, Fla.] 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.”
Southeastern Grocers, announces plans to expand in Florida with the addition of eight new Winn-Dixie stores before the end of the year, including one store in its hometown of Jacksonville.