Winn-Dixie Goes on the Offensive

About 80% of the upcoming store renovations planned by Winn-Dixie Stores are considered reflecting a slowdown in competitive activity in Florida and setting the stage for top-line growth in fiscal 2009, the retailer said in an investor conference last week. In a presentation, Winn-Dixie detailed plans to remodel 75 stores at an average cost of $1.9 million per store during

Jacksonville, Fla. — About 80% of the upcoming store renovations planned by Winn-Dixie Stores are considered “offensive” — reflecting a slowdown in competitive activity in Florida and setting the stage for top-line growth in fiscal 2009, the retailer said in an investor conference here last week.

In a presentation, Winn-Dixie detailed plans to remodel 75 stores at an average cost of $1.9 million per store during the fiscal year, an effort that began in late June. It said 80% of

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