June 12, 2015
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Winn-Dixie store No. 311 Store Director Eli Manresa.​

Winn-Dixie store No. 311 Store Director Eli Manresa was 16 years old when he became a Winn-Dixie associate. And now, 34 years later, Manresa has made countless meaningful relationships. He takes pride in knowing he is consistently working on getting better at being a resource to his customers and his community as he continues to show the importance of being a devoted corporate neighbor.

Manresa worked his way up the ranks through the store level and regional positions. After gaining experience in numerous store level and regional positions, Manresa found his calling as a Store Director, where he became the face of Winn-Dixie in several communities throughout South Florida. His devotion to Winn-Dixie and his neighbors proved to be influential to many of his family members, too, and Manresa welcomed his wife, two sons, and even his parents into the company that means so much to him.

“It’s incredibly humbling to provide a helping hand to local schools and organizations that show their appreciation for the partnerships we’ve established throughout the years,” he said. “It’s a great feeling to know I’ve made connections in my communities that have kept my neighbors coming back to my stores.”

Manresa recently celebrated another milestone in his career with long-time partner, Fox Trail Elementary School, as he and his team welcomed more than 300 families to his store to their annual Spring Math Night event. The occasion marked the largest event attendance Manresa has coordinated with the school. Fox Trail Elementary School Principal Lynn Burgess says Manresa’s commitment to education is the driving force behind the ever-growing relationship.

“The overwhelming attendance of our last Math Night is an indicator of our school’s appreciation for Eli and Winn-Dixie,” she said. “Year after year, Eli and his store team have gone above and beyond to ensure Winn-Dixie is a valuable resource, which has made them extended members of the Fox Trail family.”

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Winn-Dixie store No. 311 and Fox Trail Elementary School Principal Lynn Burgess.

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Fox Trail Elementary families line up to have their face painted during the Math Night event.

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