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Where Will You Go if Your Winn Dixie Closes its Doors?

If you depend on Winn-Dixie’s pharmacy it’s possible the company will help you transition.

Several published reports shared that Winn-Dixie might file for bankruptcy as early as March 2018 and could close up to 200 stores .

As some of you may remember, Winn Dixie walked the line of bankruptcy in 2005 and again in 2009 . Talk of the most recent bankruptcy speculation has been on the radar for months.

Southeastern Grocers, LLC owns Winn Dixie and several other grocery store chains including Bi-Lo, Fresco y Mas, and Harveys Supermarket.

In an e-mail to, a spokesman for Southeastern Grocers explained that the company is in the midst of a strategic review. “The company’s business operations continue to be strong,” Joe Caldwell of corporate affairs wrote.

There are at least 20 Winn-Dixies located throughout SWFL some of which have pharmacies.

Caldwell did not address what will happen if Winn-Dixie goes down the bankruptcy route and have to close stores and its pharmacies. When Winn-Dixie closed several pharmacies in Polk County back in 2016, the grocer transitioned customers over to their nearest CVS Pharmacies.

However, if you’re more concerned about where to shop for groceries if Winn-Dixie closes its doors, then Southwest Florida has several options.

For bargains, you can head to Walmart and Aldi. If money is not an obstacle to your budget, then Publix and Fresh Market might also be an option for quality meats and produce.

And let’s not forget farmers markets. We heard you can get a bounty full of produce at a reasonable price.

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