Winn-Dixie Corporate Office

Winn-Dixie Corporate Office Address

Bi-Lo Holding
5050 Edgewood Ct
Jacksonville, FL 32254

Contact Winn-Dixie

Phone Number: (904) 783-5000
Fax Number: (904) 783-5235
Website: http://www.winndixie.com
Email: Email Winn-Dixie


CEO: Michael Byers
CFO: Brian Carney

Winn-Dixie History

Winn-Dixie was founded by William Milton Davis and his sons in Burley, Idado in 1914.  Davis bought a general stores which he renamed to Davis Mercantile.

In 1925, Davis borrowed $10,000 (about $125,000 in today’s dollars) from his father, moved to Miami, Florida and purchased Rockmoor Grocery.  Two years later, the business was renamed to Table Supply and 4 additional stores were opened.

In 1933, 33 additional stores were added with the purchased of Lively Stores chain for $10,000.  William Davis died the following year.

In 1939, William’s sons bought 51% of Winn-Lovett, a 73 store chain.  In 1944, the brothers adopted Winn-Lovett as the company name and moved the corporate office to Jacksonville, Florida.  More acquisitions followed in the 40s and 50s and Winn-Lovett went public in 1952.

The company continued to grow through acquisitions up until the 2000′s.

In 2005, the company went into bankruptcy and planned to close over 300 stores.  In 2011, the company was purchased by BI-LO.

There are currently 485 Winn-Dixie branded stores in the US, mostly operating in the South.  The Winn-Dixie corporate office is still located in Jacksonville.

{ 64 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa Tomlinson November 16, 2014 at 10:21 am

I just wanted to let you know about the amazing experience we had at Winn Dixie store #2484!! I work at Spring Hill Elementary and I contacted Elaine to hold a Winn Dixie Math Night for our students. I had never organized this event and Elaine had never done one either. Elaine and John did an amazing job with the help of your outstanding staff!! After a little hiccup in the plan, they pulled together the most amazing night for our school. They provided dinner, dessert boxes, and gift bags for our families. They were professional but more importantly friendly and accommodating!! They went out of their way to make this the most amazing experience for our students. The feedback we received from the students and their parents was outstanding. You are so lucky to have these amazing people working for your company. I can’t thank them enough for making this evening a wonderful success!! Thank you for giving the students in our community the opportunity to learn math in a real-world setting!!!


Monique Alderman November 13, 2014 at 10:11 pm

We truly need God and Jesus Christ in the USA now more than ever!

But…I want to tell you how much I love my Winn-Dixie store in Plantation, FL on Broward Blvd. That store is great. They have lots of Buy-one-get-one-free sales.

Their bakery, cakes, breads, pastries are yummy!! Their deli has the best hot food including delicious meatloaf, ribs, all kinds of chicken wings, pulled pork, oven roasted turkey and great cold cuts too!! The guy that cooks that stuff should be a chef!!

They always have sales in the produce department and their whole bean coffee is great too.

The store is clean, but if there is something a little dirty, I can tell one of the guys and suggest what to clean or disinfect with. They always say thank you!

So, God bless you WINN-DIXIE and may God always give you kind employees, managers, customers, great food, good prices, wisdom, creativity, financial blessings, a giving heart to help others, love and great health too in Jesus’ Name!!

Don’t give up!! You can still be the best and give the praise to GOD who helps you.


tanya October 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm

i went to the north Winn Dixie store in saint Augustine fl and a man named Patrick who was running the front desk was so rude first off he was talking about how he just got high on his break and second when i asked if he could help me he said ya you look like you need help he was so rude i don’t understand how he is still working there he was calling a older cashier a old fossil and she looked mortified i asked to speak to the manager and this man came from the office named Marc he said Patrick is always like that and that’s all that was done i will never shop in this store again and i really hope something will be done with this man


Sandi Houdeshell October 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm

I was very sad to see Sweetbay sell out to Winn Dixie in the Villages, Fl. I decided to give them a chance, but there chances are running out. I have had to take food back that was bad In the produce section. Bag my own groceries, skip things I want in an isle I couldn’t get to because they were stocking the shelves or redoing them. Today I made a complaint to the manager Kim, because I had to ask for 4 things that were not on the shelves at 10:30 a.m. in the produce department. Then I went to go down the organic food isle and it was blocked by 3 people working on moving things around. Not one of the asked if there was anything in the Isle I wanted. Those truck should come in early enough so the employee’s can stock the shelves before the customers come in. I talk to 3 employee’s and they are unhappy with having to stock the shelves in front of customers. I also have talk to a lot of people and they are upset with the situation there at the Villages store. I feel you need to some changes soon or you are going to loose a lot of business. I like being able to shop a store close my home, however if things don’t change at this store. I will have to go elsewhere.


Debra Johnston October 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm

I have sent this message at least five times to their headquarters and no reply as of yet. I did add the last sentence today.

Boycott Winn-Dixie Pharmacy on 34th Street North in saint Petersburg Florida 33713

I am going to Boycott Winn-Dixie Pharmacy on 34th Street North!! Rich the pharmacist was working Thursday(10/16/2014) has a “King/God complex.
A kidney dialysis patient that recently had surgery on his fistula arm was given a prescription from his Doctor. The Doctor is well aware of what he is currently taking and when and how much!
Rich called the Doctor at my request after refusing to fill it.
The doctor said, it is ok to fill the script however ,*Rich informed the Doctor that he was confiscating the prescription and shredding it.
Since when do pharmacist over rule a Doctor? After I heard that, I questioned the shredding of the document and he “INVITED ME BEHIND THE COUNTER TO WATCH HIM SHRED IT! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?” I REFUSED TO GO BEHIND THE PHARMACY COUNTER AND REQUESTED HE TEAR IT UP IN FRONT OF ME AT THE COUNTER. HE COMPLYIED WITH GREAT FLOURISH IN THREE PIECES. THEN HE LAUGHED AND LAUGHED. Laughing while someone is suffering is a horrible thing.
I wonder how many more people have gone through this? I am sure Rich is just one of many but this guy was a real jerk. In my personal opinion. *** I am so angry at his complete disregard of my feeling and the disrespectful actions of laughing!


Debra Johnston October 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

I spoke with the Pharmacy District Manager and was told because the prescription was taken to another pharmacy before I brought it there. It looked like I was “Pharmacy shopping”. The problem was the first pharmacy(* hospital pharmacy*) did not have the medication needed so I called Winn Dixie to see if they had any and was told YES. So I took it there.
The Winn Dixie Pharmacy District Manager assured me she would look into his actions as well as the tape for that day. She seemed concerned about the way he acted and the fact he invited me behind the counter even though the local pharmacy told me their surveillance has no sound? She informed me that some do.
Oh well, at least I was not completely disregarded when I did complain? I believe in karma so everything in life comes full circle. I was a customer when the store was Kash n Karry , then SweetBay, many years and and since opened here as well as many years in inverness / floral city in my younger years. Bye Winn Dixie……


Debra Johnston November 18, 2014 at 7:00 am

I went back to the same location and shopped recently. I am just going to forgive and forget what happened. I like Winn Dixie products and the BOGO items help so much on a tight budget.


a taube October 12, 2014 at 2:26 am

we have been vix=ctimix=zed by a a drug dealing predator masking as a winn dixie employee . AS a mother of a adult w= a disABILITY i LEAVE MY SON IN THE LAUNDERMAT NEXT TO THE WINN DIXIE TO SHOP FOR 15 MIN . WHEN I COME BACK MY SON HAS BEEN TARGETED BY THIS DRUG DEALING PREDATOR WHO NOW HAS POSITION OF MY CELL PHONE THIS EMPLOYEE NOW HAS MY CELL PHONE AND HAS BY SON IN THE CAR WITH HIM WHILE HE INJECTS WHAT HE Calls heroine .. all calls tonite to security the security claims he is not going to give his name . I mean winn dixie shooting up drugs in his car during store hours targeting a disabled adult my son left in a laundermat for 15 min . we do not live in a ghetto or slum . how can this be the security is also very involved ,, what is wrong with this picture run run dont walk from this vile group of predators . a mom.. by the way winn dixie who is running security at your corporate office someone as vile as your drug predator employees in gainesville . I tried to report this your sorry security would not give his name …..or do anything about this ..


Debbie Green September 26, 2014 at 11:37 am

well to start off with taking over Sweet Bay sucked and went to your heads. The Beef People?? What a joke. No more buy one get one free what happened to that?? I use to shop there every week and spent around $200.00 average. Well Publix and Walmart have way many more buys then you use to do. I have talked to many people about this and they have changed stores to. So don’t change what your doing know it will be fun watching you to fall flat on your faces. And by the way the people working for you are rude bored when asked something or send you to the wrong place for it. You have to find things your self. But I was surprised you let this happen to the public thats why we go eleswhere!!!!!!!!!


Ron September 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

After being told to go back to N C and give my 2 weeks notice and come on back to Lakeland where I was SUPOSE to have a job.I get back and was told by Mr.Luke OH I can’t do what I thought I could do.I have to move on of my guys up to make room for you ……STILL WAITING He then tells me one rate of pay then another when I get here.STILL NO JOB after talking to the Market Manager He tells me it has not been approved yet…..


Breana Figueroa September 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm

I just had the most gracious employee at your store #2417 she was very informant and very courteous and professional.She was very helpful and sweet. Thank you Ms.Alyssa Winters Winn Dixie employee…


Anon August 10, 2014 at 4:45 am

I don’t know how some of the employees make it past the interview and go on to get hired. It is honestly baffling. They are extremely immature, gossipy, rude, and self-absorbed. Mainly the teenagers there are what I am talking about. They favorite some people and randomly will treat others who don’t fit the “cool” bill like total crap, not even looking up to say anything, giving dirty looks, not giving them the time of day. One new employee who’s a teenager snapped at a customer. Very bad and unprofessional and extremely rude behavior. Unbelievable.


Jacque Lynne Ross August 9, 2014 at 12:34 am

Winn Dixie
CEO: Michael Byers
Bi-Lo Holding
5050 Edgewood Ct
Jacksonville, FL 32254

Jacque Lynne Ross
x Rio De Janeiro Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33983

Dear Sir:

I am appalled to hear that Dollar Stores who are in plazas where Winn Dixie is also a tenant have been informed that they must reduce their food aisles to 500 square feet or less, and remove their drink and toy/snack machines.
If this is not illegal it is certainly immoral. Many people rely on the Dollar Stores’ low prices due to sever financial restrictions such as loss of job or living on shoe string social security budgets. Still others buy food there to donate to food pantries.
At the very least this appears to be a form of monopolizing and bullying.
I will be alerting the local news media in hopes that they will provide wide range coverage to this injustice.
I definitely will no longest shop for anything at Winn Dixie and will be looking into transferring my prescriptions from the Winn Dixie Pharmacy to another local establishment, most likely Publix as I will be doing my grocery shopping in their beautiful, new, full service store in the future.

Jacque Lynne Ross


Carol August 5, 2014 at 4:02 pm

My fiance just started working at one of your stores…things have been rocky from the start. Second day there he gets pulled from him department, of which he was in training for lead, and is told very rudely to get over it. Then following, after speaking to management and telling them exactly when he can work without any issue, they tell him to close every night, be paid for only two and to continue to work two different departments while only getting paid the very base pay. He has a family…we have a two year old…she can’t stay up past 9 every single night. He deserves to be able to put his daughter to bed. The schedule that was agreed upon literally got tossed to the side. The staff look at him and say you either do this or you just quit. Ha. This is after they told him they were so shorthanded. This Winn Dixie can’t afford to keep making their employees quit. Over 15 people have already quit in his department alone since the start of the year. That’s got to tell you something. Please…try and make me understand how this treatment even works.


Anon August 9, 2014 at 5:06 am

I hear you. My store is at least as bad with our boss telling you to do one thing and then getting mad at your for doing it. Completely unreasonable. I have closed for 3 months now and always clock out at my scheduled time, then one night just randomly got written up for cleaning down my register and clocking out and my scheduled time. How is this even allowed to treat your employees like such dirt? 8 dollars an hour is not nearly enough to get treated like a slave in communist russia.


mike July 26, 2014 at 4:23 am

Hi store 1461 is going to hell the store manager don’t respect the worker or customer he make his friends managers he doesn’t promote within the company and some off the workers got to show people he promote what to do since he became store manager good workers then quit and some been working for the company for over 20 years and he fuss with his workers in front of customers I really think if u want good productive people work for that store winner dixie need to replace him quickly and I think corporate need to look into it soon before all the workers quit and customers stop shopping here thank you


brandy bunn July 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

this morning in the pouring rain i had to bring my daughter to your store here in Pensacola store #0506 or 0605 anyways it is off of nine mile and chemstrand. again my daughter was sick and I needing to go and get some medicine for my daughter. Nevertheless, again it was around 750 am july 19th 2014, and again it was raining really bad. now I didn’t think much about the shoes that I was wearing (flip flops, not the best choice for rain) however I needed to get her some medicine and i was waiting for me dr. to call me back with what else I needed for her. One of your employees was dropped off at the front door, which of course I didn’t have any issues with however I am hurrying through the rain with a toddler in tote with a towel and in flip flops.. Your employees Ride for the day. proceeded to insist on making me play chicken with their car. I was saying “you have got to be kidding me” very loud and “come on, it’s pouring down out here” we were not allow me to cross into the store nor were they moving their car in a courteous manner either. Did I mention it is raining really bad and I am carrying a toddler and we are getting soaken wet because your employee’s ride felt that they have the right of way to have us endure either getting hit by a car or getting soaked .. I finally got into your store and I told the first person I seen which was a man that (and pointed to the employee who allowed for this to happen) I am so pissed right now. How dare that employee do that. they she came up to me and instead of apologizing for her and her drivers actions for the rudeness and how inconsiderate that it was and that all pedestrian have the right of way not employees rides.. She starter verbally assaulting me yelling what my “daddy’ you mean MY DADDY. and was extremely hostile towards me and my daughter. scoffed rolled her eyes and went to the back of the store with an attitude I told the young lady in the check out lane to please contact the manager on duty.. then I proceeded to the medicine aisle and asked her if she could just have him come over there. Andy your manager approached me and listened for less then a minute about what happened to me and told me that his employees have rights too.. what in the heck does that means ? your employees have the right to run me and my daughter over in front of your store.. Now mind you I wasn’t out in the parking lot I was in the Yellow striped area where you have STOP signs for the cars and he was going to hit us just because he can and your employee and manager feels that I am not owed an apology or at least helping understand why the safety of all people not just employees should be your companies first concern. NOW I have my listening ears on.. please explain..


C Richard July 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

I have been with winn dixie for almost 33 years. We have seen a lot of changes with the company, but never thought I would quit because I was being over worked while other management making twice as much as me , not trained getting positions because they got the job because of who they now . I had an anixiety attack so I overreacted and quit. Well instead of my boss calling me to see if I was alright he termated me because he already had somebody to take my place. So did he push me so I would break ? Winn dixie is not the same they don’t care about employees . Yes I made a mistake but ask anybody at 1461 in batonrouge if I carried my load they would say yes. I tried to get my job back my boss said the supervisor said no because of the way I walked out. Also another asst. Manager is leaving because of coditions . The moral in this store is so bad . I used to brag this was the first job I had and this is what I get for working my ___ off . Thanks


John July 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

You could begin, by not bad mouthing the company.. you have choices and so do they. get an education and improve your life don’t blame everyone for your shortcomings//be happy


Richard July 9, 2014 at 6:41 am

I shop at the Winn Dixie on 17-92 in Sanford,FL. Great store with great prices, however their gas reward program at first I thought, was a great idea and it would help a lot in this economy but, the shell gas station on Lake Mary Blvd. seems to be taking advantage of the program. They have raised their prices so high that there is no advantage at all to use your gas program savings to buy gas there. I know prices vary daily but, this stations prices are the highest I have seen. At least .14 cents higher for regular than anyone else and believe it or not .40 cents higher for mid-grade. Yesterday they were charging $3.96 a gallon for mid-grade gas. That’s .20 cents higher than anyone else in town. Winn Dixie needs to make a deal with some other gas company then Shell, or at least some other local dealers or their gas rewards program in this area of Florida is all for not.


RN, MSN USAR July 7, 2014 at 9:03 pm

(954) 987-7537
3850 N 46th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021

Dear Sir/ Ma’am:

I just wanted to let you know that every time I attend this Winn Dixie, there are too employees that sticks out like diamonds at your Winn Dixie. I have told the Manager at the store, about one of them (Dave) but I feel it did not make a difference doing a verbal recommendation. I say this because did not feel ‘the love’ when I spoke to the manager about his employee (Caucasion Manager).

FIrst Employee David Lopez (I think Lopez is his last name). This employee works in the seafood (meat) department and his knowledge of seafood is exemplary. Not to mention his courtesy and respect for any customer walking through the door. He always, and I mean always ask anyone if they needed help looking for anything. I personally feel, if there was a management position available he should be trained. I have been going there for years and I always look for Dave. If Dave decides to move on, it would be a loss of a company’s asset.

Second Employee: Elaine in the Bakery/Deli (Trinidadian) I dont know her last name. If it wasnt for Elaine I wouldnt even go to the deli/bakery. I actually never did until she showed up. She makes us (my family), feel warm and fuzzy when we go to this Winn Dixie. My family loves her. My kids will not go to the deli unless Elaine is there. They said only Elaine treats them like a customer and they feel important. That’s nice to hear.

My sadness to this email, is that no one knows. Not even the Managers. I hope this in writing would help these 2 employees on a recognition status because if I was their Manager I sure would recognize them in one or another.


DR RN, MSN (Combat Nurse, US ARMY Reserves)


John July 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm

They just don’t care


Nicole Priselac June 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Today I went to your crystal river fl location at meadow crest. I had head about a huge sale because the store was transferring to a new location. I drove 20 minutes out of my way to this location only to be stopped and informed by other customers that were clearly upset that the store was already closed. An hour early at that. (9pm) and that they had been stopped in the middle pf their shopping trip and forced to check out. The little girl kept saying that “they hate us” referring to your employees. I wasted time and gas driving to your store and I feel your general manager should have kept the store open until 10 pm as the correct time.I will most definitely avoid all Winn Dixie products from now on. How rude of your employees to treat guests that make their living like garbage..


Mission in Citrus Inc June 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Thank you for your support. Over 5000 meals have been served so far through Operation Mercy Call. Tents , sleeping bags , lanterns , and much more have also been provided to homeless Veterans and others in the woods.. We could not have done it without you.

We applaud Winn Dixie for their commitment to Veterans and others in need.


John July 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm

OOOOOps they care @ times, besides it wins them a tax exemption for their donations


Milo May 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

The reason Publix is beaten you is simple. You think that gas perks alone can win, your fools. I was at the Winn Dixie on the corner of curry ford and goldenrod in Orlando fl. As I walked in some person approach me asking me (what movie do I want), he was selling illegal movies in front of your store. Publix would never allow the to happen on their parking lot. I called the manager and her excuse was, that is not our property, a very amature and unintelligent answer. I like your prices and I like the fuel perks however it’s not worth the hassle. This is the second time I called about the person selling illegal movies in front of your store. This time I called the sheriff department since your managers or directors don’t know the what to do. Your welcome.


David s. May 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm

When i went to the store a couple of weeks ago the customer service was wonderful and I loved shopping at winn Dixie the sales are great and the feul perks is a huge plus. The cashier sharon was a wonderful and respectful to me always with a smile on her face she put me in a better mood when I left the store I advise you to keep her. She didnt act like she was still in training I watched her interact with the children to help the parents out so the can be less stressful when they are checking out. She was very patient and did everything right. She didn’t even have to call a manager over to do anything.


David White April 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm

My wife and I HATE double pricing. It’s nothing more than a scam to force customers to have one of your cards on our key rings or in our wallet. What is the real price????? the lower or upper. I suppose if we submit to a card we’ll save a few pennies but have to give you information in return. Information you will use to fill our computers and mail boxes with yet more junk mail!!! And by the way. The little cards don’t work at the Shell stations. There is only one large card so if we take the wrong car to the gas station —– no discount!!!!!
I suppose your intention is that we should both have a Reward Card Rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kalena June 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm

yes the little cards on the key chains do work at gas stations if you go inside…my husband and I have been using them for quite some time …it may be a little inconvenient to have to go in the store but yesterday I saves $1.85/gal …it’s worth it to me.


ron August 2, 2014 at 2:13 am


First off know what you are talking about and not just spouting off just to be heard. Publix is higher prices than both Wal-Mart and Winn dixie. They use no card and that’s why they have 40 associates in the store at 7 am. You are paying for that. And you actually don’t need the card to get the discount all you need to know is your account number. It’s the 12 or so numbers at the bottom of your little card. You type them in at the gas pump and voila! Gas discounts! So the morale of this story boys and girls is that people only write comments to complain and they have nothing positive to say.


Linda Chesnutt April 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

The Pharmacy at Winn Dixie in Palmetto, Florida is a disgrace and a disaster waiting to happen. Customer Service is but non-existent, and none of the drugs prescribed for me were in stock. My Rheumatologist called in a Rx for Lyrica on Tuesday, April 8 in the afternoon. On Thursday afternoon, April 10, my PC doctor called in a Rx for Singulair. Several hours later I went to the pharmacy to inquire about both. Was told that neither drug was in stock and that both were on order and should arrive in a day or so. I asked the Pharmacy tech to please give me the Drug Spec sheet on Lyrica as I was not sure that I wanted to take the drug. She asked me if I wanted a few pills of Lyrica to hold me over until it came in. I told her no and that I just wanted the Spec sheet. On Sunday I called again to inquire about Singulair ETA, and to cancel filling the Rx for Lyrica as there were far too many side effects to suit me after reading the spec sheet. I was told by the PT that Singulair still did not come in but it should arrive some time on Monday. I called again on Monday at 3pm to find out if Singulair came in, and she said it did. On Monday, April 14th at 5:30 PM my husband picked up my Rx on the way home from work because I had to attend a meeting in Sarasota later in the evening. I got home at 9 pm to find out my husband was not given the Singulair Rx, but was given Lyrica which was canceled a few days prior. I can not return the Lyrica of course because once any Rx leaves the pharmacy it can not be returned for safety reasons. I am also out $60 as well for something I will not take and can not return!
First, no one from the Pharmacy ever called me once to let me know that both drugs were on back order or had arrived. I had to initiate every single call and drive there several times. We live over 9 miles from the store. My husband is an HR Manager with Manatee County, and the health plan with the county dictates that we use a very select few pharmacies, yours being one of them.

Second, Lyrica is a controlled substance. I never took the drug before and I never will. However, the PT should not be offering pills to customers of a controlled substance. It’s against the law.

Last, I called your Corporate Offices in Jacksonville and spoke with Josh in Customer Service and told him that I wanted to speak with Pharmacy Director to register a formal complaint. I have yet to hear from anyone in the Corporate Office.
Need I say, the aforementioned would never ever occur with any of your competitors. My husband was the TD Manager for Walgreens in NY and CT and my daughter is a PT. My husband will insure that these incidents are reported to the Benefits Manager with the county. God help the poor soul(s) who do not bother to read the labels on their Rx meds, including side effects.


Denise J June 7, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I am a Registered Pharmacy Tech for the state of Florida, NOT at WD, but somewhere else. We are not allowed to counsel patients. If you have a prescription for a controlled substance, we may offer you a few pills to hold you over if it is out of stock. We can look up controlled substances on the computer and see when you filled you last. In your case, if you have never filled one before for that drug, a long as you have a prescription we may give you some, only if your prescription is within the time span that’s allowed for controlled substances. (This is not my real name, I used a fake one to protect my identity.


Jim Lewis April 7, 2014 at 1:55 pm

The store located in Naples Vanderbilt Beach Road and Collier Boulevard previously was a sweet Bay store! I was there today shopping and will never never return! The store is a disgrace! Bring back Sweetbay at least their management cared! The produce department was the worst I have ever seen any produce department ever ever!


John July 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Difficult to believe this happens in Naples..ha ha


Nancy G. August 9, 2014 at 5:04 am

I must agree. I was very disappointed to hear that SweetBay was leaving the Venice, FL, area.

Sadly, the stores are a step down in quality, selection, and service.

Image and marketing is awful, and the produce manager was so unqualified that he did not even know the term GMO. I do not expect nuclear physicists there – but Local, Sustainable, Organic, and GMOs are terms and distinctions that I fully expect someone in such a position to be cognizant of.

I would like to offer my services as a consultant – but am sadly afraid that they just do not care.


shayna hilbert April 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

Well this is a story about what happend to me at the winn-dixie in my neighborhood, I was in one of the self check machines when I made my purchase with my cresit card and was asked do I want cash back, i said yes, I asked for a 100.00 back in cash, would anybody believe I walked out of the store and left my 100.00 in the money slot at the bottom, and returned home and relized that i didn’t have my money, I called the store frantically, i mean i was almost in tears, when the friendly store employee said this is winn-dixie can i help you, i said mam please help i left my money in the self chech-out machine have anybody turned that money in, and low an behold would anybody beleive she says yes, I have it right here Oh! OH! OH! i was thrilled that heard that word out of her honest mouth, i said thank-you JESUS, OH! GOD I love you so much. Winn-Dixie you have some very honest employees, unbelievable, i’m getting ready right now to call the coperate office and give these personal names. And that’s my story!!!!!!


Fed up April 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Winn Dixie in Naples, Florida on Golden Gate Parkway has some of the rudest pharmacists I’ve ever come across. Their checkout clerk at the pharmacy had a bad attitude before I even gave my name. He had a defensive posture and an immediate smirk on his face when I informed him that no I cannot wait an additional four days for my medication and I would need my prescription back. Of course they failed to inform me that they did not have said medication in stock when they were dropped off four hours prior. He said I could either wait until Friday or take the script back. I took it back thinking I could head over to the other Winn Dixie in town or Publix since I sometimes fill there and seems they were both out. I took it back to Winn Dixie today and the same clerk whispered in the pharmacist’s ear and suddenly their policy is that they cannot hold scripts if they do not have them in stock. Funny, how I’ve been able to drop them off before at other pharmacies. I’ve been on the same medication for over 3 years and its unbelievable how pharmacists seem to think that their name has and “M.D” after it. I can’t wait for my regular pharmacist to get Medicaid straightened out, he’s a wonderful person and he has never made me feel this way. I cannot wait to tell him how horrible these people are. Not to mention the store is dirty, most employees don’t speak English, the employees chase each other around in motorized carts, their vegetables are often rotten and same with the meat. Oh and he really should go brush those teeth. I’m an RDH, perhaps he should come see me? =) Jerks.


Noneofyourbusiness April 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Discriminating a**holes. Bring SweetBay back.


samone np March 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm

I am a employee of winn dixie and my store manger is a bad person with a bad attitude, inconsiderate and unfair. she is trying to take my job because she messed up the schedule. then gone send somebody to call and tell me if i cant work my days i need to find another job . they need to FIRE HER !!!!!!! im calling her boss on her !


Anon August 9, 2014 at 5:13 am

happen to work at store 182?


michael cooper March 1, 2014 at 4:20 am

I’ve been here over ten years,cut to part-time cause was sent home early cause got finished early.didn’t let me stay and finish shift.was12.50hr.now10.25hr. Its unfair considering how long I’ve been hear. These managers are a** holes!!!.want full time back.


Michelle West February 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Hello, My name is Michelle West. my phone number is 904-379-XXXX. I am trying to reach you regarding a matter at one for your stores. plz. give me a call when you are able.

Thank you
Card # 98004207617XXXX


brittany martin January 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I am a former partner that recently quit. I have been working atwd for 5 yrs and in the last 2 months have been treated like crap. Like a sweat shop employee. I hevenever in my 5 yrs of employment been told I didnt finish my work. I n facy, when I couldnt,I would ask the nite store manager said it was ok. However, within the last two months 2 african americans get hired and bingo I am constantly being told I dont finish my job. Y eah, especially when the african male doesnt finish his duties.I was looked over for employment,Black male got a position, Bakery manager also black,left work after only working 3 hours, and I come in and have to finish hers too/And , gradually working lesss hours evently last pay period I had only 5 HRS in a pay period . Funny, black cowworker , only there for abaot 4 months gets 25 hrs. Funny district manager dint think this was BLATANT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION REALLY? ok I AM HERE TO LET EVERYONE KNOW WINN DIXIE SUCKS WORK THEIR PEOPLE TO THE BARE BONE CUT EMPLEES IN DEPTS IN HALF, LAST YEAR 3 PEOPLE WORKING DURING KING CAKE SEASON NOW 1 REALLY??????


Gloria January 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm

I work part time in Winn Dixie number 397 in west palm beach fl. I don’t understand why part time have to keep theirs hrs under 24 when the part time hrs for law in Florida is under 35. This situation push the good part time employees to quit and look for better option . The part time employee in this store need that Winn Dixie store take care more about it , thanks


Jackie January 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm

father was sick and needed some food fast, tiffany at wildwood fl winndixie was sqeet to my family and was great and waljwd out side deli to give my father a hug to feal better.i will always love ur store worker tiffany for being sqeet


philip boccaccino January 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm

i curently purchases 35.00 worth ofprepared food at a winn dixie lake worth florida dec 23 2013 hypoluxo rd n jog rd the brisket was very tough and the sides were over cookd n meatloaf over cooked very dry i am aloyal winn dixie shopper will be back to try it again thx philip boccaccino 954-822-2939 philip boccaccino 3325 griffin rd #259 fort lauderdale fl 33312 philipbXXXX@aol.com thx for yourtime


trudy December 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm

1. There is not enough people to work in the store located at us 1 and Sunrise in Fort Lauderdale. I had to walk out and leave my groceries at the deli counter, the lines are too long , the employees are stressed out.

2. How greedy is Winn Dixie and the executives to have the stores open till 9pm on Christmas Eve, 2013. That’s really disgusting, I think Winn Dixie is greedy and treats their employees like slaves and low pay.



Anon August 9, 2014 at 5:17 am

Yep, I work there and they do treat us like slaves, like less than human with no feelings. They are so rude to us and don’t care and are unfair. they are also way too cheap to even hire close to the amount of baggers needed. I’m definitely quitting. Boycott WD!!


Donna Eshelman November 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm

My husband Jim and myself both want to complement your manager, Steve, at our local Winn Dixie, he is always courteous, friendly and goes out of his way to help us each time we visit Winn Dixie. A manager like him makes it a pleasure to visit your store. Our local store where Steve is manager is located on Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, Fl.
He is an assist to your company!!


A ANDERSON October 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm

—–Original Message—–
From: Winn-Dixie Human Resources
To: igwtj
Sent: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 1:25 pm
Subject: Cashier Associate-11005168 at WinnDixie

Thank you for your recent application for the Cashier Associate position at Winn-Dixie. We have received an overwhelming response to this job opening from a number of well qualified applicants and unfortunately we have been forced to turn down many excellent candidates. At this time, you have not been selected for the Cashier Associate position.

We will maintain your candidate profile in our database and invite you to visit our Winn-Dixie Careers page at http://www.winn-dixie.com where open positions are updated daily. Please continue to search and apply for opportunities that interest you.

The Talent Management Team



Rick Laffey October 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I answered an ad on a internet site for a bakery asst., as I was a cook in the military. I was told at the interview that the position was gone ,but they needed part-time help in the liquor store. I said ok, and I was hired at the end of the interview, so I guess I made a good impression.My first day was 10/01/2013. I worked 13 hours in the first pay period, and 9 hours in the next. I made a few mistakes on the register during those 4 days, but I had no cashiering experience.I guess new hires are not allowed any errors.When the line backed up on football gamedays, the other register was not opened because”people wait at CVS too”.Great way to treat me, a veteran & a senior citizen.


Darlene Sands October 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Hi my Employee # 597665 seems to have been expired & I never QUIT….I worked at your Store #0629 & feel that I was very mistreated….Hired in Nov 2011 for Produce & had to beg for work til Jan 2012….Worked on Sun 7am to noon for about 2 months then the job was given to a full time employee from Meat Dept….Still wanted to work, but called every week & talked to Mgr Rick Allen……Much longer story & I think I have the right to work at another more Serious store…..please contact me 863-816-XXXX. Darlene Sands, this is my 3rd compliant………………


L.L. September 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Since when is it okay for DM’s to take vender tickets for football games and take 2 store managers with him to the games??? I thought it was against company policy and shows favoritism. You might want to look into the Gainesville area. I know store managers that have been fired for accepting vender tickets at Winn Dixie stores. My advice to those people is get a lawyer because the Gainesville DM is accepting vender tickets.


B. Henderson September 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I have shopped at Winn-Dixie for many years and for the most part been happy there. But lately I have not been . I can’t seem to get service in the deli. No one wants to slice meat. If they don’t want to then they should get a job doing something else. I am sick of bad attitudes. I am taking it personal. I left one store and went to another one and still get the same treatment. Next week I will go to Publix and give them a try. I have never bought my groceries there before but I am willing to see if they will treat me better. I shopped in Wetumpka, Al and then at Eastdale in Montgomery, Al. All I wanted was some roast beef sliced. I don’t think that was asking too much. Do you?


Vincent Betancourt August 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm

To: Corparate CEO
I shop at Winn Dixie because it is 3 blocks from my home.I buy lottery
Tickets and many times goes around 9 or 9:15 PM.Today to my surprise
the department (cust service) has a sign closed from 9 PM on, and no
transaction will be made including lottery (lottery in Fl. Close
at 10:30 PM)..I complained to the clrrk, how a whole dept is closed when the store
close at 11:00PM. The clerk said new rules.,In fact a day or two before
Same thing happened to me and complained to the Mgr. (Actually he was in
Office) and told him how could that be when there are two more hours of operation
Left. He said that it should not be close just “scratch off” and someting else but not the machine until lotto closed operation. I agreed! He made the clerk re opened.
Today the whole thing was closed., lotto scratch off cigarretes youname it and three employees hanging around.
Now I see why WD filed for bankruptcy in the past just imaging that you gross just $100 a nighthat $36500 a year x all the store you .that a ,lot of dough, even for
WD and on top of that the payroll expenses for idled workers and so many disgusted customer like me (I spend 2 to 2.5k a year at this store.I have to drive
Further away to the gas station ( time I stopped at the store 9.02 exact) What a way in ddoing business……This does not happened at your other competitors !!!!!




Curtis Dunson August 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

today is August 2nd 2013. sense about the month of February, I have been shopping and finding expiration dates on packages of Winn Dixie products to be so far out of expiration date that is ridiculoue.g. bread_ hot dog, hamburge, and loaves of bread with smeared dates. I went home and grabed my magnifying glass, then return back to the store in hopes that I would be able to finally read the expiration dates. . Memorial Day weekend all packages of bread Winn Dixie products red april 5th 7th or 8th. I brought this to the attention of a young lady at the customer care desk. the employe rest assured me that she would bring this to the attention of the store manager. guess what ladies and gentlemen out there in the world; packages remained on the shelves of approximately 60 70. this is one of several types of products that falls into this situation. Curtis D.Slidell,Louisiana


Lori Rice July 31, 2013 at 11:54 pm

My name is Lori Rice and I am owner of Cakes and Catering. I am holding a fundraiser for a five year old little girl named Savanna whom was found at the bottom of a pool last summer. She survived but has many Physical as well as Mental problems. Her parents have found a Doctor in Cuba whom performs Stem Cell Surgery but is very costly. The fundraiser is being held on August 31, 2013. I was in hopes that your Company would possibly donate gift cards to be raffled off. Feel free to contact me at 727-277-2522 if you have further questions regarding this request.

Thank You
Lori Rice
Cakes and Catering


Runyon Richard June 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

What happened ? Ya’ll used to be a GREAT store . I’ve been a customer since the early 50′s and have had to switch stores over and over again after you change managers and screw a store up . Nobody in Baton Rouge , La. knows the # of your Joor Rd. store and the phonebook lists the fax # for store # and some other store managers won’t even look it up . Real customer service . I drove 40 miles to buy a large quantity of meat and Joor Rd. store had hardly any on the shelf and the packages they did have were tiny . Are you TRYING to go out of business ? Is there a day when you get meat and poor planning allowed the Joor rd. store to run out ? Are they just to lazy to put more out ? Ya’ll lost out on a $250.00 minimum sale but then again it seems like you could care less . I’ll be looking for a new place to shop in the near future and will encourage my friends to do the same .


Leon Gaither May 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm

My name is Leon Gaither and I live on the east side of Orlando. On Sunday 26 of May 2013 I went to the Winn Dixie at Waterford Lakes #2270 and due to what I experienced there this will be the last time that I will shop at a Winn Dixie. Earlier in the week I had shopped at another Winn Dixie and bought some groceries. On the way home a bag that the items were in developed a hole and a bottle of wine fell out of the bag and broke. I collected it and with the receipt went to the above mentioned store to see if it could be replaced. I didn’t know what the policy was but I know that if I had gone to Publix they would have replaced the item. The young lady I spoke to when I entered the store told me she would have to check with her manager, a Danny Padilla. After a minute he came out of his office and the first thing out of his mouth was “I will do it this time but I won’t do it again.” Struck me as odd, no pleasantries, no thank you for shopping at Winn Dixie, nothing. I asked him what did he meant? He replied it is not our policy to replace, once you leave the store it is on you. Go get your item and bring it back up to the front. Then he repeated that he would only do this this one time. So now I am about to walk out of the store but I am there, I need some other things, he’s got some issues, we will move on. After getting the other things, mind you I have a basket full of stuff and I am heading to the check out. I pass by Danny and he comes at me once again and says “You could have told me you bought the thing at another store.” Now I am pissed, why couldn’t he have let it go, or again, thank you for shopping at Winn Dixie, come again. And what really got me was he says again “I will only do this this one time.” I said” Listen man, if you don’t want to do it don’t do it.” He says I don’t want to do it. Now as a veteran of the United States army I know that I served to protect the rights of people to act and say what they want, but this got to me. I have been a rewards customer at this store for over 10 years, back when all the stores were run down, shopped there even over the protests of my wife and family who prefer Publix, and I will tell you I will never shop at another Winn Dixie ever again. I was subjected to this type of treatment over something as menial as this? Get real.

I had sent this complaint to the customer service link on your website which says that I would receive a response within 48 hours and I still have not received anything.


HARRY A.ARCHOND USN,RET. May 16, 2013 at 5:27 am

I would like to know why I cannot seem to get the famous New England Soda Moxie and wonder if Winn Dixie could get that drink??????.


John Unbelievable May 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

Whistle Blower Store 0367

During my tenure with Winn Dixie, I have been a loyal and dedicated employee. I have always acted in the company’s best interest. I believe that all associates contribute to the success of Winn Dixie. Stores should seek to promote an environment that is professional, supportive of all teamwork and trust. Over the past years, I became aware and have observed of certain conducts and practices that violate company’s policies. I am providing you with these observations with the knowledge that I feel compelled to bring it to your attention. Among many issues:

· Conflict of interest (employee Savannah) lives in store manager’s house and dating her son. In addition, husband works for wine company that delivers wine in store.

· Belittled employees in store= Addressed employee utilizing foul languages, and fought employee when there’s a difference of opinion.

· Unprofessionalism= Employees are not treated with dignity and respect.

· Unethical= disrespectfulness, backstabbing, gossiping

· Complex Inferiority= Store manager feels superior to everyone in the store. Annoyed by lack of cooperation, poor teamwork, bullying or verbal abuse.

· Store Communication= No communication because employees have fears of being sent home, or fired.

· Company’s Assets misused= Markdowns are done where store manager and close buddies get first choice. Carts of merchandise purchased for the purpose of paying less.

. Denied promotions to blacks in favor of whites.

In conclusion, please acknowledge my kindness in the best manner for I take no pleasure in doing this. It has taken me years to build up the courage. After 20 years plus as a dedicated employee, Winn Dixie is my home and a career. I love my job and I love what I do. It is not an easy decision to make. But it is the right decision to make. It is a sad reality that these types of behavior still exit in today’s work environment.

PS. No action within two weeks additional copies will be sent to:


Citizens Advice Bureau

NAACP National Headquarters



Cara September 24, 2014 at 10:42 pm

I agree 100% with everything you have just wrote. I also had the same issues with the Winn Dixie I worked at 0463. My manager was very disrespectful, unprofessional, and quick to fire and send any home. I worked at Winn Dixie for 2 1/2 years and as soon as this guy started working there I experienced and witnessed a lot of unnecessary work issues. Whenever my manager had an issue with me he would talk to me about it in the office, and the next time I worked I would find out that he told half the work team about me in a negative way. Managers are not suppose to gossip and be messy. They also should not keep picking on other employees just because of their title.I had to deal with this unprofessional for a while now and it has made my work experience there hell. I do not even like to shop at Winn Dixie anymore just because I know he is there running things.


Emily Cleveland March 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm

For several years I’ve planned my weekly Winn-Dixie grocery shopping trip to take advantage of the wonderful fish filet plates in the deli. The crisp delicate fish filets, hushpuppies, baby limas and fried okra!! Last week I was so dissapointee because you have changed the type of fish you are using. The fish had a very strong taste and was not good. This morning I went by the deli and when they asked could they help me I asked the lady if they had change their fish they are using, and she said yes. Needless to say, I had to tell her that I would not be buying lunch there, unless they change back to the fish Winn-Dixie had used for years. I try to be a loyal customer, but I may start buying my groceries elsewhere. Please consider my request to change back to the light delicate fish that actually taste good!!!


P.A. Mercer March 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

3/19/13 I had occasion to shop at WD today. At the check out line, with a light on, a woman in front of me had the belt filled with her selections. I was 2nd in line, and a gentleman came up behind me. We stood and stood, and no cashier came to check us out! We stood for perhaps 3-4 minutes! Finally the other gentleman & I went to the self-check out, which I despise, and as we were leaving, the woman was STILL waiting for a cashier! These are the things that send your customers to Publix! I have had so many bad occasions with WD that I cannot count them all! Mostly employee failures. I do not like the new store either with all the signs & banners everywhere. It cheapens the Co. as does the new advertising and cluttered aisles. The man behind me voiced exactly my feelings, “not to shop at WD at all”. I feel welcome at Publix. It is clean, orderly AND the employees go out of their way to help and be friendly. You had better hire “secret shoppers” to give you an account of the day to day operations as seen by the customer!


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