JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, concludes 2020 with the completion of 41 new and renewed grocery stores that provide residents throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi with an enhanced shopping experience, according to the company.
Over the course of the year, the grocer has renewed 32 stores throughout its footprint to offer improved shopping experiences, opened eight brand-new Winn-Dixie stores in Florida and expanded its growing Hispanic grocery store, Fresco y Más, into a new community in Southwest Florida.
Each of the grocer’s new and renewed stores is designed with the customers in mind to provide a unique shopping experience specific to the needs and preferences of their community. Each store features the freshest produce from local and regional growers, locally caught seasonal seafood, a wide selection of convenient grab-and-go meal options with varieties specifically selected for each community and the highest-quality meats, including exclusive Certified Angus Beef® and prime beef.
“The challenges of this year only strengthened our resolve to support, elevate and grow the communities we serve,” said Anthony Hucker, president and chief executive officer of Southeastern Grocers. “Our dedicated team of associates worked tirelessly to help make our communities safer and stronger – while also working to continue to refresh and grow our network of stores. Southeastern Grocers provides our customers and communities a shopping experience they can always count on, and we are delighted to have invested in 41 new and renewed grocery stores this year.”
In 2020, Southeastern Grocers, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, donated more than $115,000 into the communities it serves during grand opening celebrations. Each grand opening event was celebrated with a donation to a local community partner that strives to make a difference in the lives of community members.