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Winn-Dixie Is Opening 8 New Grocery Stores in This State

The new stores join more than 350 others across the South.

Aldi is the fastest-growing grocery store chain in the country, so don't be surprised if you find a new store popping up in your neck of the woods. But it's far from the only beloved supermarket that's expanding right now.

Four new Winn-Dixie stores are already open for business in former Earth Fare or Lucky's Market locations in Florida. Shoppers in Boynton Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Lakewood Ranch can head to their new neighborhood Winn-Dixie right now. And that's not the entire list—four additional locations are slated to open their doors in the Sunshine State by 2021 in Fort Myers, Lake Mary, Melbourne, and Viera.

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Winn-Dixie shoppers will notice some differences in the new locations, which include expanded product offerings. That means you'll find more fresh sushi, grab-and-go options, "LiveWell" products, organic produce options, plant-based protein items, and specialty cheeses. All of the stores will also have full-service meat departments with 12 varieties of fresh sausage and seafood departments with plenty of locally-caught options like Florida Keys lobster, mahi-mahi, and Mayport shrimp. Plus, an expansive bakery section will feature 15 types of artisan bread.

"We've expanded our product assortments in these new stores to ensure our customers have fresh, quality products at the right price for every meal," Anthony Hucker, CEO of Winn-Dixie parent company Southeastern Grocers, says. "As we expand our footprint, we are able to support more communities throughout Florida and be the grocer our customers and communities can always count on."

The eight new Florida stores join more than 350 others in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

In preparation for your next run to the store, here are 10 Grocery Staples That Should Always Be on Your Shopping List.

Amanda McDonald
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