5050 Edgewood Court
Jacksonville, FL 32254
CEO: Peter Lynch
Stock Symbol: WINN
Winn-Dixie currently operates 515 supermarkets in 22 markets in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi. There are also 400 in-store pharmacies.
The company is one of the nation's largest food retailers.
The company operates distribution centers in:
- Orlando, FL;
- Miami, FL;
- Hammond, LA;
- Jacksonville, FL;
- Montgomery, AL.
and three manufacturing facilities (1 owned
and 2 leased).
- Plant City, FL;
- Fitzgerald, GA;
- Hammond, LA.
For fiscal 2009, Winn-Dixie reported sales of $7.4 billion, an increase of $85.5 million. Net income for the year was $39.8 million.
Burley, Idaho, Carl Davis begins working at the Clark Mercantile,
the small local general store; his brother William Milton (W.M.)
will soon join him at the store.
1914: W.M. purchases the store and renames it the Davis
1925: Heeding the advice of his brother Carl, W.M. decides
to move to the booming Florida area to open a business. With
a $10,000 loan from his father, W.M. purchases the Rockmoor Grocery
in Miami. W.M. and sons Artemus Darius (A.D.), James Elsworth
(J.E.), Austin and Tine are the store's stockholders.
1927: The Davis family changes the store's name to Table
Supply and opens four more stores.
1931: W.M. and sons decide to pay $10,000 for retail chain
Lively Stores. The acquisition leads to ownership of 33 Table
Supply stores stretching across Southern Florida from Miami to
1934: After the death of W.M. from pneumonia, the four
Davis sons assume responsibilities for Table Supply. Because
the family believed W.M.'s death could have been prevented with
better medical care, the family begins a relationship with the
Mayo Clinic, which continues today.
Lovett, head of Winn & Lovett, successfully convinces the
Davis brothers to acquire 51 percent of his company's 73 stores.
The acquisition is the springboard from which the company will
expand after the conclusion of World War II in the early 1940s.
1944: The Davis brothers adopt the Winn & Lovett name
and Jacksonville headquarters for their growing network of stores.
1945: Winn & Lovett purchases 31 Steiden Stores in
1949: Winn & Lovett makes another acquisition, Margaret
Ann Stores, which adds 46 stores in Florida.
1952: Winn & Lovett lists on the New York Stock Exchange,
making it the first Florida industrial corporation to do so.
The company's original ticker symbol, WIN, still is used today.
1955: Winn & Lovett purchases Penney Stores in Mississippi,
as well as Ballentine Stores and Eden Stores, both in South Carolina.
1955: Through the acquisition of 117 Dixie Home Stores,
the Winn & Lovett name is changed to Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. files for Chapter 11 Reorganization to
address financial and operational challenges
Winn Dixie emerged from Chapter 11 in 2006 with $725 million in new financing.
- Medical Coverage
- Prescription Drugs
- Vision Care
- Dental and Orthodontia
- Employee Assistance Program
- Health care and Dependent care Spending Accounts
- Paid time off for vacation
- Paid Holidays
- Life Insurance
- Short Term and Long Term Disability
- 401(k) Plan
- Professional and Career Education programs including: Tuition
Reimbursement, Career Scholarships and Matching Grants
- Service Awards
Updated January 5, 2010