Winn-Dixie Stores Compliment - Publix vs Winn Dixie
PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA -- As a teenager, I worked for Publix Supermarkets in Florida. One day a new Winn Dixie opened up down the street and I asked my manager if our business was going to decrease because of the competition. He replied "it's not competition, it's a Winn Dixie". He went on to tell me that he didn't think of this store as competition because after a year of being open, the service would be poor, the store would be dirty, and the perishable food would not be fresh. Turns out he was right. And not just at that store, but all your stores. The sad part, I have a Winn Dixie near my house and wish I could shop there instead of having to travel an extra couple miles to a Publix - but I can't get past the dirty store, poor service, and lousy attitude. Someone wrote "go f--- yourself" in marker in the restroom and it has been there in front of the urinal for as long as I can remember. Don't you guys see this. Wouldn't you want to erase it, cover it up with paint, or do whatever you need to to get rid of it. No pride, no service, no wonder there's no customers. If you don't start making some meaningful changes, low prices, rewards cards, and all the marketing and advertising in the world isn't going to save you from going out of business.