The Real Deal Miami

Winn Dixie, Publix heading in different directions

July 30, 2010 11:15AM

Jacksonville-based Winn Dixie has been financially wobbly for years,
leading few people, like Allison Cassidy, to be surprised that the Lake
Worth store where she works is closing, along
with 12 others
in South Florida. Winn Dixie has been losing the
battle for supermarket supremacy for several years now to Publix, with
just 24 stores in Palm Beach County to Publix’s 73. In 2005, Winn Dixie
filed for Chapter 11, closing a third of its 913 stores. In a Consumer
Reports rating of national and regional grocery stores last year, Publix
ranked third among 59 companies in satisfaction; Winn Dixie was 55th. [Palm
Beach Post]