Aldi is set to acquire Southeastern Grocers Inc., the company behind Florida’s prominent grocery store Winn-Dixie. This major transaction will involve Aldi taking over the capital stock of Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG) in an all-cash deal. This includes the entirety of SEG’s grocery operations, spreading across 500 stores located in states such as Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
The lion’s share, about 75%, of SEG’s outlets are found in Florida.
For the present, there will be no swift changes for customers. Stores like Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarket, and Fresco y Más will maintain their regular operations until the deal is formally sealed, a process not anticipated to wrap up until 2024. Following the finalization of the sale, Aldi intends to run Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket under their existing brands. However, Aldi will scrutinize each store, potentially altering some into Aldi-branded outlets.
In a twist, SEG plans to part ways with Fresco y Más by selling it to Fresco Retail Group in early 2024. This group will keep all 28 stores and their pharmacies operating as usual.