Winn-Dixie ready to weather hurricanes

June 12, 2007
Jacksonville FL-based Winn-Dixie Stores Inc is equipping selected stores in its operating area with generators that can power an entire store in case of a power outage.

Jacksonville FL-based Winn-Dixie Stores Inc is equipping selected stores in its operating area with generators that can power an entire store in case of a power outage. The 66 stores being outfitted with the diesel-powered 500-kilowatt generators are in areas that have recently been affected by power outages associated with hurricanes and tropical storms.

The generators can run an entire store—including coolers and freezers—to ensure that perishable foods like milk and dairy products, meats, produce, and frozen foods don’t spoil. All of the company’s 521 stores are equipped with smaller generators, but they are not powerful enough to run an entire store or keep coolers and freezers operating.

Winn-Dixie has already outfitted its regional distribution centers in Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville FL; Montgomery AL; and Hammond LA with generators.

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