Friday, February 11, 2005

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.

4 Comments:

Blogger tommy said...

I've found that most Winn Dixie's around here are (at least seem) dirty and unattractive. A step up from U-Save, but far below KnK and Publix...

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Justin said...

I still have my Jitney Jungle discount card from 1998. It's sad that they're gone.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Robert C. said...

Tommy,

Unfortunately, WD has gone way down since those days when I was but a kid. When I lived in Winter Haven, we enjoyed KnK...especially their deli chicken (quality varies according to which store you go to). Publix is good, but for most items too expensive.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I worked there throughout high school. Technically, I'm still employed there (I went "on leave" when I came to FSU and never quit). WD has been pretty good to me, so I hope things pick up.

3:56 PM  

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