This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: ScrapeHero.com, The-Sun.com, and Aldi.us.
I have previously reported on Aldi's acquisition of two longstanding U.S. grocery chains, thereby adding to and consolidating its national presence.
As excerpted from an August 14th report from The-Sun.com: Aldi U.S. plans to acquire the Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets chains from Southeastern Grocers (SEG). Financial terms of the agreement, announced Wednesday, weren’t disclosed. Under the deal, Aldi is slated to buy approximately 400 Winn-Dixie and Harveys stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, the companies said.
Then-present plans reportedly called for Aldi to continue to operate stores under the Winn-Dixie and Harveys banners, but the (Aldi) chain said conversion of select locations to the Aldi banner was likely.
Now comes word that in the process, Winn-Dixie is shuttering all its pharmacies. This will particularly impact Florida residents, as most Winn-Dixie stores are located in the state.
For perspective, per ScrapeHero.com’s most recently updated location count of existing Winn-Dixie locations: There are 546 WinnDixie stores in the United States as of September 26, 2023. The state with the most number of WinnDixie locations in the US is Florida, with 460 stores, which is about 84% of all WinnDixie stores in the US.
Let us explore.
Winn-Dixie and Aldi, 2023
According to a September 29th report from The-Sun.com, as the acquisition punctuates Aldi’s growing importance to the grocery industry, Florida prescription holders are nonetheless concerned with the loss of Winn-Dixie's pharmacies.
As excerpted from the report: Winn-Dixie is set to close all of its pharmacies as its parent company Southeastern Grocers agreed to merge with the German-budget store in 2024. All of the locations will shutter by the end of the year which will see all customers transferred to CVS pharmacies and Walgreens. However, customers said they are dreading the change since some have reportedly had issues in the past with these pharmacy companies.
For customer comments on the matter, click on the above link.
This is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to these matters, I will share them here on NewsBreak.
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