COVINGTON, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 7, 2018--Winn-Dixie will officially reopen three newly remodeled stores in Louisiana in response to customers who asked for an improved shopping experience. As part of the grand opening, and to officially reintroduce the community to the new and improved Northshore stores, the Winn-Dixie locations will host ribbon cutting ceremonies at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. The remodeled store locations are:

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Newly Updated Farm-Fresh Produce Department (Photo: Business Wire)

Store 1443 – 70431 Hwy 21, Covington, LA 70433 Store 1448 – 2100 Collins Blvd, Covington, LA 70433 Store 1500 – 4100 Hwy 59, Mandeville, LA 70471

Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said, “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. 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.”

“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 first 500 customers to arrive at each remodeled Covington and Mandeville Winn-Dixie on Saturday, Sept. 8 will receive a mystery gift card valued between $5 and $500.

The community also is invited to a free Community Celebration Event for Winn-Dixie Day to celebrate the newly remodeled Hwy 21 store on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Customers will be welcomed to the event by:

Southeastern Grocers President & CEO Anthony Hucker, Covington Mayor Mike Cooper and St. Tammany Parish Representation 70431 Hwy 21, Covington, LA

The first 250 attendees to arrive to the Community Celebration Event for Winn-Dixie Day hosted in the parking lot will receive a free Winn-Dixie mystery gift card valued between $5 and $500. Activities include a charity Giant Jenga Tournament where the community can play for a chance to receive $2,500 to donate to a local charity of their choice, free food sampling from local favorites including Jambalaya by Jambalaya Girl, Abita Root Beer Floats, Chisesi Po’Boy Station, “mocktail” samplings and more. Other Community Celebration Event festivities for Winn-Dixie Day include live entertainment by local favorite River City, special performance by renowned singer and fiddler Amanda Shaw, appearances by the Mande Milkshakers and much more.

Covington and Mandeville Store Features

Northshore customers will immediately notice the enhancements throughout the new and improved stores, including:

The new and improved Hwy 59 Winn-Dixie is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Hwy 21 Winn-Dixie is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the Collins Blvd Winn-Dixie Is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. All locations are open seven days a week.

About Winn-Dixie

Founded in 1925, Winn-Dixie grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies serve communities throughout five southeastern states - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which is one of the largest supermarket chains based in the Southeast. For more information, please visit www.winndixie.com and www.segrocers.com.

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