April 20, 2015
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Winn-Dixie High Springs Store Director John Golden, left, presents Santa Fe High School Principal Dr. Beth LeClear with a $1,000 gift card donation to help support year-end student and teacher events.​

As part of our constant efforts to do better, Winn-Dixie added more “wow” to store No. 30 in High Springs, Florida and invited neighbors to check out its new look and expanded offerings during an open house event on Thursday, March 26.

Nearly 2,000 customers, including High Springs Mayor Sue Weller and other city dignitaries, converged on the store to experience the new enhancements.

Customers got to sample delicious foods and wines as they mingled with associates, and enjoyed live music. Outside the store, shoppers tried their luck at a prize wheel for Winn-Dixie giveaways and sampled spirits at the newly refreshed Wine & Spirits store just steps away. As a parting gift, customers also received a rose and a reusable Winn-Dixie grocery bag for their next grocery trip.

As a Santa Fe High School alumnus, Store Director John Golden was proud to present a $1,000 gift card donation to the school to show the store’s commitment to the local community. The gift cards will be used to support year-end student events at the school and a Teacher Appreciation Day to reward students and teachers for their hard work during the school year. He also thanked store associates for their patience and dedication during the remodeling, with a special nod to Santa Fe High School students who work in the store and serve their neighbors each day.

High Spring residents were asked to clean out their pantries and donate non-perishable food items at the Open House to benefit local food pantry Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. Associates gathered more than 6,814 pounds of food that will supply 5,242 meals to local hungry individuals and families in the area. This generous food donation will be enough to provide three meals a day for a family of four for 437 days and is one of the largest food donations the pantry received so far this year. Each customer who donated also received a mystery gift card with various amounts up to $500 to purchase groceries at the store.

“We’re committed to our High Springs neighbors and pride ourselves in offering our customers an even better shopping experience every time they visit,” said Randy Rambo, regional vice president, Winn-Dixie Stores. “Customers are already expressing their excitement over the enhanced product offerings and expanded services now found at their High Springs store. We invite area neighbors to check out the fresh changes.”

The High Springs store now features a new deli with a full hot bar, wing bar, a flaming rotisserie, Dietz & Watson premium meats and cheeses, and new custom-made subs and wraps to offer shoppers even more choices for fresh, chef-inspired meals and prepared foods to go. Customers can also enjoy a new full-service seafood department, which now offers a larger variety of seafood assortments, a new bakery department filled with decadent desserts and a new farm-fresh produce department with expanded organic varieties.

The new wine department features more than 150 wine selections to pair with any meal, new beer selections including craft beer, and a new Wine & Spirits store with expanded variety and new décor located just steps away for the convenience of customers. In addition to the enhanced offerings and expanded services, High Springs store now showcases Winn-Dixie’s latest design concepts with a fresh, contemporary color palate, new tile, wood flooring and modern store signage.

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From left: Winn-Dixie High Springs, Florida Store Director John Golden, Bi-Lo Holdings Executive Vice President of Store Operations Tim Flavin, High Springs Mayor Sue Weller and Winn-Dixie Regional Vice President Randy Rambo gathered for a photo inside the newly-refreshed store.

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Saxophonist Johnny Mag performed popular songs for nearly 2,000 customers who visited the High Springs store during the Open House celebration.

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High Springs customers generously donated more than 6,814 pounds of food to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, which will supply 5,242 meals to local hungry individuals and families in need.

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