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17 Facts About Winn-Dixie
Winn-Dixie has had its present name since 1955 and can trace its roots back to 1925.
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Winn-Dixie is known for its private label Chek brand soft drinks, which are produced in over 20 different flavors plus diet and caffeine-free varieties—one of the widest assortments.
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Winn-Dixie has been known as "The Beef People" throughout its lifetime.
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Winn-Dixie was traded under the symbol "WINN" on the NASDAQ before its purchase.
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In 1995, Winn-Dixie expanded with the purchase of the Cincinnati-based Thriftway Food Drug.
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However, when Winn-Dixie encountered financial difficulties and could not sustain its promised contribution, it released Central Florida Council from its obligation to retain the name, which has since been changed.
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Once the restructuring was completed, Winn-Dixie's footprint was reduced to the Bahamas and five of the Deep South states—almost all of Florida and Alabama, the southeastern half of Louisiana, the southeast corner of Mississippi, and the southwest and coastal corners of Georgia.
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Winn-Dixie has run over 60 private label brands over the years.
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In 2010, Winn-Dixie replaced its value-centered brand Thrifty Maid with "ValueTime".
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