CHALMETTE, La. (July 13, 2016) – Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie, will unveil its newest remodeled store in Chalmette, La., during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, at 3300 Paris Rd.
As part of the grand opening event, Winn-Dixie will officially re-introduce the Chalmette community to the new store, its fresh new amenities and assortment of expanded departments, as well as new and local product offerings. The store reflects the grocer’s commitment to meeting the needs of the loyal customers in the Chalmette community.
Winn-Dixie has been proudly serving Chalmette residents for 30 years. With a focus on great value, stunning quality food and serving with personality, the remodeled store has been tailored to reflect the true tastes of the Chalmette community. Winn-Dixie will continue to be the grocer shoppers can depend on for regional staples such as Blue Plate Mayonnaise, Community Coffee, Camellia Beans, Chisesi Brothers Ham, Double D Sausage and many other regional favorites.
Anthony Hucker Chief Operating Officer of Southeastern Grocers said, “South Louisiana is a unique market with diverse communities such as Chalmette and we take pride in our 60 year history in Louisiana. We are excited to provide our customers the best the region has to offer including local favorites like Richard’s Sausage and fresh seafood from New Orleans Fish House.”
The refreshed Chalmette Winn-Dixie offers new and improved enhancements including:
- New façade signage and a fresh, contemporary color palate
- New seafood department with fresh, local offerings including fresh Louisiana Seafood from New Orleans Fish House
- Updated farm-fresh produce department set on fresh ice daily featuring stunning-fresh quality produce from local farms
- Locally made grocery favorites like Richard’s Sausage and Chisesi Brothers Ham
- New Beer, Wine & Spirits shop with a variety of spirits from around the world featuring locally produced Bayou Rum
The Chalmette store will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m
Customers attending the ribbon cutting event on July 14 will be enjoy performances by local musicians Amanda Shaw and Rockin’ Dopsie, and sample delicious food from local vendors including Deep South Blenders, Community Coffee and Richard’s Sausage.
During the renovation, Winn-Dixie contacted the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) to provide various data points about St. Bernard as they neared the completion of the project to evaluate the current state of the market.
"Quality of life is a core part of our mission," said Andrew Jacques, executive director of SBEDF. "We're excited about Winn-Dixie's investment in our parish and the improvements our residents can enjoy thanks to this new investment by Southeastern Grocers."
Winn-Dixie's remodeling project is the second investment of 2016 in grocery stores in St. Bernard. In January, SBEDF welcomed a new Walmart Neighborhood Market to Meraux, adding 95 jobs to the economy.
About St. Bernard Economic Development
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to retain and create jobs, build prosperity, and improve the quality of life in St. Bernard Parish. The Board of Directors consists of 28 voting members and 8 non-voting honorary members and public officials, all of which serve as volunteers to the organization. SBEDF’s work is made possible through the general support of its investors, St. Bernard Parish Government, St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation, Cox Communications, and Chalmette Refining at the Champion Level, the Law Offices of Sidney Torres, III and Associated Terminals at the Pillars Level, and Palmisano Group and Meyer Engineers at the Community Leaders Level.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which is the second-largest supermarket chain in the Southeast based on store count. Founded in 1925, Winn-Dixie employs more than 40,000 associates who serve customers in more than 500 grocery stores, 145 liquor stores and 390 in-store pharmacies throughout the five southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.winndixie.com and www.segrocers.com.
About Southeastern Grocers
Southeastern Grocers, LLC, parent company and home of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the second-largest supermarket in the Southeast based on store count. The company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in approximately 750 grocery stores, 140 liquor stores and 500 in-store pharmacies throughout the seven southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, visit www.bi-lo.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.