January 30, 2015
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Winn-Dixie store Nos. 140 and 32 in Valdosta and Lake Park donated a total of 9,867 pounds of food to Second Harvest of South Georgia.​

Winn-Dixie’s Montgomery region recently announced the completion of two newly remodeled stores in the Valdosta area, including store No. 140 and store No. 32 in Lake Park. Each store hosted an Open House celebration, welcoming hundreds of local customers and residents to tour the beautiful new store design, expanded departments and delicious samplings.

As part of the Open House events, the stores also held community food drives to benefit the local food bank, Second Harvest of South Georgia. The Valdosta store raised more than 4,072 pounds of food, and the Lake Park store raised more than 5,795 pounds. In total, the two Winn-Dixie stores donated the equivalent of 7,590 meals to Second Harvest of South Georgia.

“These remodels are a team effort, and I am very proud of the hard work and support exhibited by our store directors and associates at both of these locations,” said Drew Elkins, Winn-Dixie regional vice president. “The new stores represent our promise to listen to our customers, our commitment to the community we serve, as well as the exceptional service by our stores.”

The Five Points Winn-Dixie store in Valdosta completed its remodel in December, and with the refreshed new design and expanded departments, the store has also welcomed a number of new associates to the Bi-Lo Holdings family.

“It has been very beneficial for us to reintroduce ourselves to the community with the store remodel,” said Dennis Gaskins, Winn-Dixie store No. 140 director. “ “We have turned neighbors into loyal customers, and continue to receive customer praise for the new store and overall shopping experience.”

Winn-Dixie store No. 32 Director Ted White had a similar sentiment after his Open House in January. White attended a Lake Park Chamber of Commerce meeting where he said several Chamber members raved about the new store and expressed their appreciation for the remodel.

“I’ve had a lot of positive feedback from Lake Park residents over the remodeled store,” said White. “It’s something that’s good for the community, and something that’s good for Winn-Dixie.”

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Winn-Dixie store No. 140 in Valdosta invited its neighbors in store for its Open House event to showcase the upgraded and expanded departments.

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Winn-Dixie store No. 32 in Lake Park welcomed more than 1,200 people into the store for its open house event.

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