Winn-Dixie reopened three newly remodeled stores in Louisiana’s Northshore neighborhood—two in Covington and one in Mandeville—on Sept. 8. The retailer says the updates to the stores, were made in response to customers asking for an improved shopping experience. The renovated stores are located at 70431 Highway 21 and 2100 Collins Boulevard (Covington) and 4100 Highway 59 (Mandeville).
Enhancements to the stores include:
- New façade signage, a fresh color palette and modern store signage inside.
- Newly updated produce departments with an expanded selection of fruits and vegetables, including organic varieties.
- Improved delis with expanded grab-and-go meal options, including a hot bar with rotisserie chicken, wing bar with an assortment of flavor varieties, Smokehouse BBQ and ready-made salads.
- Expanded bakery departments with new selections, displays and fresh bread daily.
- New SE Grocers Naturally Better product selections, offering a variety of gluten-free, organic and natural products.
- Expanded beer selections, including craft beer and a variety of wines.
- Full-service meat departments with butchers on-site to make fresh cuts of meat by request.
- Updated seafood departments with expanded seafood varieties, including fresh, whole fish and the option to select a “Seafood Made Easy” meal to cut down on cooking time at home.
- New health and beauty sections with expanded offerings.
- Expanded grocery aisles with additional products and assortments.
- Updated floral department with a new look and a variety of new products arriving daily.
“Winn-Dixie is proud to continue our strong commitment of more than sixty years to Louisiana communities with our three newly remodeled Covington and Mandeville stores, offering exceptional service and the freshest products at the right price,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, Winn-Dixie’s parent company. “We take pride in the renewal of our stores, but we are also honored to engage in solid community partnerships, which help to make St. Tammany Parish, and the region, stronger.”
Winn-Dixie hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies and giveaways at all three store openings. The first 500 customers to arrive at each store on Sept. 8 received a mystery gift card valued between $5 and $500. The retailer also hosted a “Community Celebration Event for Winn-Dixie Day” at the Highway 21 store attended by Hucker, Covington Mayor Mike Cooper and representatives of St. Tammany Parish. Activities include a charity Giant Jenga Tournament where the community played for a chance to receive $2,500 to donate to a local charity of their choice, food and “mocktail” samplings, and live music.
“Louisiana is an area rich in culture and heritage, and our customers can count on us to honor that tradition by offering unique local products and serving the people of this wonderful community,” Hucker continued. “Celebrating Winn-Dixie Day with Northshore leaders and community partners allows us to show support for local organizations and loyal customers who have supported Winn-Dixie for the past sixty years.”
The new Highway 59 store is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Highway 21 store is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the Collins Boulevard store is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. All locations are open seven days a week.