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Winn-Dixie parent sees Q3 sales pressureUS: Southeastern Grocers sees YTD gains

3 December 2013

Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of US chains Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie, registered an increase in sales and earnings during the first nine months of the year.

US: Bi-Lo to keep Harveys banner; discard Sweetbay, Reid's

9 October 2013

US retailer Bi-Lo is to hold on to the Harvey's banner but discard Sweetbay and Reid's once it closes its deal to buy the chains from Delhaize Group.

US: Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie chains to list as Southeastern Grocers

27 September 2013

The owner of US retail chains Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie plans to list the business as Southeastern Grocers.

US: Bi-Lo tight-lipped over "IPO plans"

21 August 2013

US regional supermarket operator Bi-Lo has remained silent over reports it is planning an initial public offering later this year.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

3 June 2013

This week saw the high levels of M&A activity we have seen throughout May continue, with the shock announcement that the board of US pork group Smithfield has given its unanimous backing to a takeover bid from Chinese pork group Shuanghui International.

Talking shop: Delhaize better positioned in US following disposal

30 May 2013

Belgium-based retailer Delhaize is to sell its Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid's chains in the US to Winn-Dixie owner Bi-Lo. The move could reduce earnings in the short term but should provide the group with the opportunity to improve its balance sheet and, significantly, will help position its US operations for long-term growth. Katy Askew reports.

US: Bi-Lo to cut 130 jobs in South Carolina

28 March 2013

US regional supermarket operator Bi-Lo has confirmed plans to cut its workforce by around 130 as part of its reorganisation plan after its acquisition of fellow retailer Winn-Dixie in 2011.

US: Josefowicz named as director of retailer Roundy's

3 April 2012

Roundy's, a regional grocery chain in the US, has appointed Gregory Josefowicz to its board of directors.

US: Kroger names Brown president of Delta division

20 March 2012

US retail giant Kroger has promoted its vice president of operations, Tim Brown, to the role of president of its Delta division.

US: Winn-Dixie losses narrow ahead of Bi-Lo takeover

23 February 2012

US retailer Winn-Dixie Stores has posted lower half-year losses in what could be its last financial report before its sale to local peer Bi-Lo.

2012 - Savvy shoppers, online key areas of retail focus

3 February 2012

In part two of our management briefing, Sam Webb talks to experts about the possible changes to the landscape of the food retail sector in 2012, amid power shifts, market volatility, evolving shopping trends and changing consumer habits.

Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week

13 January 2012

The performance of the UK food retail sector over Christmas came under scrutiny this week and there were some clear winners and losers. Elsewhere, the M&A rumour mill continued to turn, with German yoghurt giant Müller in talks to buy UK milk supplier Robert Wiseman Dairies. In the US, baker Hostess Brands applied for Chapter 11 protection for a second time, Cargill reported its worst quarter in a decade and Archer Daniels Midland announced a swathe of job cuts. On just-food's insight pages, we looked at Bi-Lo's plan to buy fellow UK retailer Winn-Dixie and at the importance of price optimisation.

Talking shop: An uncertain future for Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie

10 January 2012

Before Christmas, US retailer Bi-Lo announced a deal to buy local peer Winn-Dixie Stores, creating an organisation of almost 700 grocery stores in eight states throughout the south-east of the country. Sam Webb speaks to industry watchers about the move, and what it will mean for the new company.

US: Regional retailer Bi-Lo to buy Winn-Dixie

19 December 2011

US regional retailer Bi-Lo is to acquire local peer Winn-Dixie Stores, in a deal that will create a company operating 690 stores across eight states.

US: Winn-Dixie Q1 shows recovery

1 November 2011

US retailer Winn-Dixie Stores appears on the road to recovery after it lessened losses in its first quarter.

US: Winn-Dixie CEO Lynch upbeat despite fall in FY profits

30 August 2011

US grocer Winn-Dixie Stores has said it enters fiscal 2012 as "a stronger company", despite booking a drop in full-year profits.

US: Winn-Dixie to discontinue SaveRite banner

19 August 2011

US supermarket operator Winn-Dixie has announced plans to discontinue the SaveRite banner and convert all stores to conventional Winn-Dixie format stores.

US: Winn-Dixie reports drop in FY profits

2 August 2011

US grocer Winn-Dixie Stores has said that it managed to strengthen its results "significantly" during the second half of the year despite recording annual losses of US$70m.

US: Winn-Dixie posts Q3 net income growth

17 May 2011

US grocer Winn-Dixie Stores has posted an increase in net income during its third quarter, reporting an improvement in gross margins.

US: Ebro plans gluten-free push

11 March 2011

Spanish food group Ebro Foods is planning to expand its appeal in the gluten-free market, with the launch of a range of products in the US over the next two months.

US: A&P names six merchandising, marketing execs

16 February 2011

A&P has appointed six executives to its merchandising and marketing team to help the US retailer enhance value for customers, while reducing structural and operating costs.

US: Winn-Dixie posts Q2 loss

15 February 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores recorded a loss in its second quarter, hit by increased competition and the shift from branded to generic pharmaceutical products.

US: Winn-Dixie appoints retail operations SVP

5 January 2011

The senior vice president of human resources for US grocery retailer Winn-Dixie Stores has been promoted to SVP of retail operations.

Talking shop: A&P's future is uncertain after bankruptcy

14 December 2010

A&P's descent into Chapter 11 protection has taken few in the US retail sector by surprise but what does the future hold for the historic grocer? And which competitors could benefit?

US: Winn-Dixie Q1 losses widen

2 November 2010

US grocery operator Winn-Dixie saw its net loss during its first quarter as charges from the company's move to close 30 stores hit the bottom line.

US: Winn-Dixie sees FY profits slide

31 August 2010

US supermarket group Winn-Dixie has booked a drop in full-year profits as a result of the “difficult” economic and competitive environment.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

30 July 2010

First-half and quarterly results continued to filter out this week, with CEOs and CFOs attempting to mitigate some less than impressive expected results by looking to "long-term strategies." Here's the pick of what was said:

Talking shop: The future for US retailer Winn-Dixie

29 July 2010

Shares in Winn-Dixie suffered yesterday (28 July) after the US retailer announced plans to close 30 "under-performing" stores in a bid to lower the company’s cost structure, improve efficiency, and "build the right foundation" for the business in the future.

US: Winn-Dixie to close 30 stores

28 July 2010

US supermarket group Winn-Dixie is to close 30 "under-performing" stores with the loss of over 120 jobs.

US: Pilgrim's launches local Florida chicken

11 June 2010

US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride has launched chicken under the "Fresh from Florida" label to tap into local shoppers who prefer locally-grown products.

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