December 20, 2013
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Store no. 1405 service area manager Marva celebrates with New Orleans Saints mascot, “Gumbo.”

Remodeled Winn-Dixie store no. 1405 in Gretna, La. reopened its doors and welcomed customers and local dignitaries to a “Taste of the Holidays” open house event Dec. 12.

The newly-renovated Winn-Dixie joins store No. 1472 in nearby Mid-City New Orleans with the latest store design, combining the atmosphere of a specialty grocer with the personalized service of a neighborhood market.

“The amenities in our new store offer an upgraded experience tailored to the Gretna community,” said Larry Kearns, store No. 1405 store director. “We listened to our neighbors and are excited to offer localized and convenient shopping with items they want and need, exceptional service and the freshest products at the right price.”

Store no. 1405 now provides an enhanced bakery and an expanded produce department, highlighting natural and organic varieties. Customers will also enjoy new chef-inspired meals that are both delicious and convenient for on-the-go shoppers. Items include rotisserie chicken, fresh cut fruit, a new sub station with made-to-order local Po-Boys and a new sushi station.

During the celebration, more than 500 members of the Gretna community checked out the store’s refreshed features, while tasting festive samples, taking pictures with Santa, interacting with New Orleans Saints mascot, “Gumbo” and cheerleaders and singing along as St. Cletus Elementary performed holiday favorites.

As part of the celebration, customers could contribute to Winn-Dixie’s Holiday Hunger Relief campaign, which benefits Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans.

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