JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie has implemented a store-based realignment that eliminates some positions but creates new jobs in management and service, the retailer here said. The program, called “Building a Better Winn-Dixie,” allows the retailer to “improve customer service and better align responsibilities and duties within stores,” according to a statement provided to SN by Robin Miller, a Winn-Dixie spokeswoman. “This will allow our stores to run a better business and provide a better shopping experience for our customers. While some positions have been eliminated, the operational realignment has also created new management and service-related positions designed to better support our operational success.” Miller said the majority of employees who wish to remain with the company would be allowed to under the realignment. She added the company currently had no store closings planned.
-- Jon Springer