|Photo from jacksonville.com|
This store features a lot of the same concepts and ideologies that the 2011-2013 Transformational remodels included - Expanded prepared foods selection, large wine department, etc, although some new small additions have been added, such as larger selections of organic and natural products in a store within a store called Naturally Better (natural foods are something Winn-Dixie never really offered much of), a large emphasis on local products and craft beers, a sushi department, a coffee bar and cafe, a patisserie, and a mini-donut fryer to get fresh donuts in minutes. Winn-Dixie was also trying to streamline the layout of the store and add lower shelving to make the store feel more open. The new decor looks pretty good in the new store, and like I mentioned in the other post, Winn-Dixie has 50 stores they plan to remodel to the new look this year. Many of the features at this new store are currently experimental, but Winn-Dixie plans to incorporate the more successful ones in future remodels. I don't expect the majority of those 50 stores to get this extravagant of a remodel, and they'll probably see the more basic version of this remodel that the Phenix City store got. To read more about this remodel and to see some pictures inside the store, you can read articles from The Florida Times Union, the Jacksonville Daily Record, and Winn-Dixie's official press release about the new store here, here and here respectively.
Thanks to the commentor over on the Florida, Meet Safeway post that mentioned this remodel.
Until the Next Time,
The Albertsons Florida Blogger