- Aldi will purchase approximately 400 Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket stores as part of a larger divestiture of Southeastern Grocers.
- Aldi will also evaluate which locations will convert to the Aldi format, and which will continue to operate Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket stores.
- Southeastern Grocers will divest its Fresco y Más banner to Fresco Retail Group LLC, an investment group strategically focused on food and grocery.
Aldi first established its presence in the Southeast in the mid-1990s and since has invested $2.5 billion in the region. Most recently, Aldi opened its 26th regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Alabama, to help support new stores, with plans to open 20 new Aldi locations in the area by the end of the year.
“Aldi will operate Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket stores with the same level of care and focus on quality and service, as we also evaluate which locations will convert to the Aldi format to better support the neighborhoods we’ll now have the privilege of serving,” Hart said. “For those stores we do not convert, our intention is that these continue to operate as Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket stores.”