Posts Tagged ‘grocers’

Virginia College moving into former Brookshire’s big box

JACKSON — Virginia College in Jackson is moving into a larger 65,000=square-foot facility located at 5841 Ridgewood Road Virginia College president Milton Anderson and Education Corporation of America CEO Tom Moore made the announcement at a news conference at the college’s current location. A rendering of the new campus was unveiled following their remarks. The […] [...]

Winn-Dixie shareholders to vote on proposed BI-LO deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will hold a special meeting of shareholders at Winn-Dixie’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., March 9. The purpose of the meeting will be to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger, dated as of Dec. 16, 2011, pursuant […] [...]

Bi-Lo buying Winn-Dixie for $560M

by Published: December 19,2011

Tags: acquisitions, food, grocers, grocery stores, mergers, retail

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is being sold for $560 million to Bi-Lo LLC, the companies said today, creating a large grocery operator in the South. The combined company will have about 690 stores and 63,000 workers in eight states in the southern U.S. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will become a privately held subsidiary […] [...]

Winn-Dixie issues recall of chocolate drink

by Published: August 18,2011

Tags: food safety, grocers, grocery stores, public health, recall

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is voluntarily recalling “Winn-Dixie Choco Charm Chocolate Drink” from its in-store dairy departments because the product may be mislabeled and may contain the undeclared allergen of wheat. Individuals sensitive to wheat protein can suffer a moderate-acute allergic reaction. Sold in the dairy department of Winn-Dixie and SaveRite stores, the […] [...]

Winn-Dixie closing stores, cutting jobs

by Published: July 28,2010

Tags: food, grocers, jobs, retail

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. announced that it will close 30 non-remodeled, underperforming stores. The company will also consolidate its four operating regions into three and reduce its workforce at the field and corporate support levels. Winn-Dixie also reaffirmed its guidance for fiscal 2010, which the Company believes it achieved through effective management of […] [...]

Allens expansion good for sweet potato growers

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — Allens Inc., the largest privately held vegetable company in the U.S., announced upcoming expansions in Van Buren, Ark., and Oakfield, N.Y., and a new plant acquisition in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Texas acquisition provides a platform to continue to aggressively grow canned business in Texas, the Southwest and West. The Arkansas […] [...]

White House proposing new rules for meat companies

by Published: June 18,2010

Tags: agriculture, antitrust, grocers, meat

ST. LOUIS — The Obama administration today proposed new antitrust rules for meat companies that reflect a willingness by the USDA to shift the balance of power between farmers and processors and to regulate an industry long-dominated by a handful of corporate giants. The rules would place the sharpest limits on meat companies since the […] [...]

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