September 23, 2015
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Winn-Dixie store No. 1456 Floral Lead Gwen Breaux​

By LaDana Williams
Southeastern Grocers Community Connections
Louisiana and Gulf Coast

Fall may be in the air, but flowers are always in full bloom in the floral department at Winn-Dixie store No. 1456 in New Iberia, Louisiana.

The community voted the store’s floral department as one of the best places to buy flowers in the “Best of the Teche” survey conducted by The Daily Advertiser.

One reason why the store received this prestigious honor is because of floral-arranging veteran Gwen Breaux, floral lead at the store.

Breaux has worked at Winn-Dixie for six years, but has been designing floral arrangements for 25 years. She is a licensed florist and said she truly takes pride in every floral arrangement and in every customer’s satisfaction.

“The customers are the most important thing to me,” she said. “Customers visit our store to make sure their special occasions are perfect, and we do our best to give them the best quality products and most helpful customer service we can offer.”

The floral department at store No. 1456 is busy year-round. The floral department creates and customizes special arrangements for events that suit the needs of this close-knit community, including Mardi Gras, debutante balls, homecoming games and senior proms. Breaux said she likes to take on challenging projects, including helping to decorate homes for the holidays and creating elaborate arrangements for special events and parties.

“I've had the privilege of building my experience by working in many high-end floral shops and decorating special events and weddings,” said Breaux. “I work hard to bring that same quality of work and level of service to my customers at Winn-Dixie.”

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