As competition in the supermarket industry gets tougher in several areas, the parent company of the Winn-Dixie company announced on Thursday that it planned to close 94 stores that had low yields in seven states, including six in the south. of Florida.
The local closures are:
▪ A Winn-Dixie in Cooper City, located at 2581 North Hiatus Road.
▪ A Winn-Dixie in Miramar, located at 6301 County Line Road.
▪ A Winn-Dixie in Plantation, located at 7139 W. Broward Boulevard.
▪A Winn-Dixie in Pompano Beach, located at 277 S. Pompano Parkway.
▪A Winn-Dixie in Tamarac, located at 7015 N. University Drive.
▪ A Fresco store in West Palm Beach, located at 2675 S. Military Trail.
These six supermarkets are added to 29 other Winn-Dixie stores or Fresco in Florida, bringing the total to 35 stores owned by Southeastern Grocers, based in Jacksonville. The closures leave the company, which also operates the Fresco and Harveys stores, with 582 establishments.
The Tamarac supermarket was one of three stores with a full kosher service in South Florida. The options in Aventura and Boca Raton will remain open.
The luck of Winn-Dixie has been disappearing with the entrance of the giant Amazon in the grocery and grocery business and the purchase of Whole Foods Market. The continued dominance of the Publix chain, whose hubs are in Lakeland, and the opening of many Trader Joe’s stores throughout the region has also added tension to the competition.
Earlier this month, Publix announced that it would increase the salary of its employees. Since then, Publix shares have risen almost 13 percent.
The origins of Winn-Dixie date back to 1914 when the Davis family opened the Davis Mercantile company in Idaho. In 1925, one of the family members moved to Miami and opened a store that, after several name changes, growth and acquisitions of other companies, including Winn & Lovett and Dixie Home, began to be known as Winn- Dixie from 1955.
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