Winn-Dixie caters to kosher sect in Miami

MIAMI, Fla.  — Winn-Dixie has completed the remodeling of its Miami-area store in Aventura that wil better cater to the community's Jewish residents with expanded kosher offerings.

The remodeled store also featuresa cleaner and more modern and attractive setting, hardwood flooring throughout the produce, deli and bakery departments, and a dedicated area offering free Wi-Fi access and complimentary coffee, the company reported.

“We are excited to deliver on our promise of providing our guests with a fresh, new shopping experience at their Aventura Winn-Dixie Store,” said Randy Rambo, Winn-Dixie Southern regional VP. “This store exemplifies our fresh and local strategy and serves as a one-stop grocery destination catering to the needs, tastes and preferences of the surrounding community.”

The expanded kosher offerings include bigger kosher departments, kosher-certified products and freshly prepared foods including Israeli foods, pareve snacks, kosher meats and cheeses, freshly-baked breads and customized specialty cakes. All kosher departments will be operated under the supervision of the Orthodox Rabbinical Board.

With one of the largest Jewish communities in the United States, which includes many who are transplants from the Northeast where several supermarkets provide robust kosher offerings, Miami is a key market for kosher products, and other area supermarkets will likely follow Winn-Dixie's lead.

Winn-Dixie Stores currently operates 484 retail grocery locations, including 379 in-store pharmacies, in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi.