Winn Dixie Parent Company Files For Bankruptcy Protection

March 16, 2018

Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn Dixie and other brands, said Thursday afternoon it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The company said it will close 94 “under performing” stores, none of which are in the immediate North Escambia area. The closure list does includes stores 10 stores in Alabama, including locations in Mobile and Monroeville, and 35 in Florida. The company will continue to operate 582 stores.

“Southeastern Grocers has conducted a thorough review of options for reducing our current debt. Taking this step was critical to our future and the long-term health of our business,” the company said. “After careful consideration, we have chosen to voluntarily implement a court-supervised, prepackaged restructuring agreement. We have not taken these steps without careful planning and consideration. As part of this restructuring, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close 94 underperforming stores. It is our goal to work through our financial restructuring as quickly and efficiently as possible, and we will emerge from this process likely within the next 90 days.”

“This course of action enables us to continue writing the story for our company and our iconic, heritage banners in the Southeast,” said Anthony Hucker, Southeast Grocers president and chief executive officer.

Southeast Grocers operate under the Winn Dixie, BiLo, Harvey’s Supermarkets and Fresco y Más names.

Pictured: The Winn Dixie store in Atmore. photo, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Winn Dixie Parent Company Files For Bankruptcy Protection”

  1. Big Bite on March 18th, 2018 6:48 pm

    But 7-11’s Bite Bite hot dogs are amazing and they have the best Slurpees.

    I wish they would modernize the Hwy 29 Winn Dixie like the one on 9 mile; night and day difference between the two.

  2. Nod on March 16th, 2018 8:00 pm

    I hope Kroger does not let 7-11 takeover tom thumb because the tom thumb stores are clean and 7-11’s are dirty nasty.

  3. missysmom on March 16th, 2018 5:11 pm

    Deli much better than Ramey’s. They do close too early though. Still shop there.

  4. No Excuses on March 16th, 2018 4:44 pm

    Shop Winn Dixie instead of Wal-Mart. Also, Kroger is selling Tom Thumb to the Seven-Eleven folks.

  5. CW on March 16th, 2018 11:53 am

    I wish Kroger would buy them out, they already own the Tom Thumb convenience stores.

    I’m glad the one in Atmore isn’t closing though (so far), because our Walmart is terrible. One of biggest complaints with Winn-Dixie is that stupid Plenti rewards gimmick, it’s just too much of hassle and needlessly complicates things. Their deli isn’t too great anymore either, they used to keep hot food out until 5pm, but now it’s pretty much closed up after lunch.

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