Winn-Dixie has no plans to change its name

Kenny Kuhn
June 29, 2020 - 8:52 pm

Winn-Dixie parent company, Southeastern Grocers says, there are no plans in the works to change the store’s name.

This came after TMZ reported the grocery change was considering dropping the word “Dixie” amidst racial turmoil across the nation.

According to grocer publication, Supermarket News, Southeastern Grocers spokesperson Joe Caldwell said in a statement, “we’re committed to cultivating an inclusive culture and community that promotes belonging, inclusion and diversity. As such, we stand against racism and support the Black Lives Matter movement across our country.”

“Our Winn-Dixie banner has proudly served our communities for nearly 100 years; however, many things have changed during that time. While we have no immediate plans to rename this banner, we have always been and will continue to be responsive to the needs and concerns expressed by the communities we serve,” said Caldwell.

Southeastern Grocer operates 550 grocery stores under the Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo, Harveys Supermarket and Fresco y Mas brands in Alabama Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina.

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