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Winn Dixie earns special recognition

Published 10:27am Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Winn-Dixie of Alexander City was recently recognized as one of the top stores of its kind in the region.

Recognition comes from the Winn-Dixie corporate office. The local store will host 30 store managers and other Winn-Dixie dignitaries from as far as Columbus, Ga., to tour the store today at 1 p.m.

Chris Hall, store director of the Alexander City Winn-Dixie, said the corporate office was impressed with the operations of the store.

“On Memorial Day weekend we received several corporate visits, and they were highly impressed with the way our store looked,” Hall said. “Based on those visits, they have invited 30 store managers around the area to look at our store, particularly revolving around summertime merchandising.”

Hall said the honor speaks to the service the store provides customers.

“It was a real honor to know that we’re providing customers with a full store, fresh items and great customer service,” Hall said. “We’re happy to do it – we love our jobs, and it’s nice to be recognized by the corporation because of it. I’m thrilled. I have a great team, and it’s great to see them recognized for their hard efforts.”

Ann Rye, director of Alexander City Chamber of Commerce, said it is great to have Winn-Dixie as a new member of the chamber.

“It means an incredible amount to the community to have that kind of standard,” Rye said. “We’re lucky to have Winn-Dixie as a new member of the Chamber of Commerce, and we’re lucky to have Chris’ leadership in our community.”

Hall said the loyal customers encourage the store and its employees to provide great service.

“We greatly appreciate the citizens of Alexander City because when they shop with us it really allows us to step out and to make big displays and do big things for the summer,” Hall said. “I really appreciate the loyal customers that we have because they allow us to do a great job.”