Winn-Dixie has built their reputation on great tasting meats and seafood. In fact, they have been known as “The Beef People” for 80 years. It is what they do best, according to their website WinnDixie.com. Winn-Dixie controls 1% of the retail grocery market and is one of the largest retailers of the Southeast, along with Publix.
About Winn Dixie
Winn Dixie began in Burley, Idaho, when a man named William Davis started a general store in 1914. The store fell under because the new, bigger stores offered a wider selection. So, William Davis borrowed $10,000 from his father, moved to Miami, FL, and purchased Rockmoor Grocery. At first, Davis named his store Table Supply. By 1931, Davis had a chain of 33 Table Supply Stores across Florida. When William Milton Davis died in 1934, he left the company to his four sons. Afterwards, the brothers bought 51% of Winn-Lovett, which was a chain of 73 stores. In 1952, Winn-Lovett was the first industrial company created in Florida to be registered on the New York Stock Exchange.
Annual Sales – By the end of the fiscal year 2010, the company reached $8.1 billion in total sales.
Number of Employees – the company employs approximately 30,000 people.
States Serviced – Winn Dixie currently operates in six U.S. states that include:
- New York
- New Jersey
Currently there are 320 stores total. They are split up in the following ways:
- A&P – a total of 89 stores located in CT, NY, NJ
- Waldbaum’s – a total of 51 stores located in New York
- Superfresh – a total of 25 stores located throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey Pennsylvania
- The Food Emporium – a total of 17 stores located in New York and Connecticut
- Food Basics USA – a total of 11 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
- Pathmark – a total of 109 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
- A&P Liquor/Best Cellars – a total of 18 stores located in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, New Jersey
The brands that Winn-Dixie offers are:
Winn-Dixie – there are over 2,800 Winn-Dixie brand products to choose from. They all carry the “satisfaction guaranteed or your money back” policy.
Winn-Dixie Organics and Naturals – is an affordable range of organic and natural products.
Winn & Lovett – This brand provides a little something special, whether it is freshly baked artisan bread, or imported Italian pasta or coffee. These are premium products especially created for customers.
Valu Time – There are over 400 items under this label. They are meant for customers seeking value along with lower prices.
Kuddles – This is a line of high-quality baby products for infants and toddlers.
Prestige – This is a line of specially formulated ice creams. They are a great value and excellent quality.
Chek – Chek is a brand of beverages for which Winn-Dixie is well known.
Fisherman’s Wharf – This is a line of seafood that is of excellent quality and great taste.