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Winn-Dixie is considering bankruptcy and could close 200 stores

Posted at 11:16 AM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-20 11:16:40-05

The parent of long-suffering grocer Winn-Dixie is pondering another bankruptcy and might close 200 of the chain’s 700 stores, Bloomberg reports. This means Florida shoppers may soon have less grocery options. Winn-Dixie’s parent company Bi-Lo LLC is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as March.

A source who wished not to be identified publicly told Bloomberg the company is planning to close almost 200 stores before or after its filing. Winn-Dixie now has more than 20 stores across our viewing area of Southwest Florida from North Port to Marco Island.

This would be the third time Winn-Dixie has filed for bankruptcy, the other instances occurred in 2005 and 2009, according to Bloomberg. Winn-Dixie did not comment on the report. No official notice has been made about stores that may be impacted by the impending decision.