October 04, 2013
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From left: FIU Vice President of Human Resources Dr. Jaffus Hardrick, Winn-Dixie District Director Jorge Cabo, Winn-Dixie Store Director Humberto Sanchez, FIU Assistant Vice President of Human Resources El pagnier K. Hudson, FIU Vice President of Engagement Dr. Irma Becerra-Fernandez and Winn-Dixie Miami Region Vice President Tony Jorges. ​

Winn-Dixie store No. 254 Director Humberto Sanchez has recently broken new ground in the Miami community as his store has teamed up with nearby Florida International University.

Winn-Dixie helped kick off the partnership Sept. 20 by welcoming 50 FIU staff members to the store for an entertainment-filled wine and cheese tasting event.

The university, which boasts more than 50,000 students and nearly 3,000 full-time faculty members, is mere blocks from the store. Sanchez and his community involvement team forged the partnership, which he believes will further connect Winn-Dixie to its neighbors.

“Both Winn-Dixie and FIU are significant assets to the community, so it was great to meet with the faculty and begin the process of building our relationship,” said Sanchez. “I am honored that our store is the first to work with the university and we believe this was a great stepping stone to the future success of our partnership.”

Winn-Dixie District Director Jorge Cabo and Miami Region Vice President Tony Jorges were on hand to help discuss future partnership opportunities. Jorges says there is enormous potential in the partnership between Winn-Dixie and FIU.

“This is a great opportunity for Winn-Dixie to establish a long lasting relationship with one of the largest public universities in the country,” said Jorges. “We pride ourselves on the positive impact our stores have on their communities and working with FIU is another opportunity to establish Winn-Dixie as a neighbor our neighbors can count on.”

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