WINN-DIXIE FACING POSSIBLE BANKRUPTCY
Hating to read that one of the most recognizable supermarket names in the Southeast, Jacksonville-based grocer Winn-Dixie, is looking possible bankruptcy head-on after announcing Thursday that it lost $400 million dollars and could run out of money to operate.
Growing up in south Mississippi, Winn-Dixie Stores was considered one of the best places to buy groceries, along with Jitney Jungle. Usually small-mid sized in many locations, they still had some of the lowest prices around. My family were regulars at the store in nearby Petal, and I was disappointed that by the time I moved to Lakeland, the Winn-Dixie that had been only a few blocks away had closed...there's a Guitar Center now on the spot.