History of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.

Winn-Dixie was founded by William Milton Davis and his sons Artemus Darius Davis, James Elsworth Davis, Milton Austin Davis and Tine Wayne Davis.  Mr. William Davis started his business in Burley, Idaho where he bought a general store in 1914 that he named Davis Mercantile.  In 1925 he borrowed $10,000 from his father and moved to Miami, Florida where he purchased the Rockmoor Grocery store.  Later in 1927 he renamed his business Table Supplies which he created a chain of thirty-three stores across Florida from Miami to Tampa. In 1934 he died leaving his stores to his four sons who took charge of the company.

In 1939 the four brothers bought the chain stores of Winn-Lovett which increased their business by seventy-three stores. The brothers adopted the company name Win-Lovett and moved the headquarters to Jacksonville.  In 1945 they proceeded to buy the Steiden Store chain of thirty-one stores in Kentucky.

They continued to grow buying up chain stores in the south until they became the first industrial corporation based in Florida to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Finally in 1955 they bought up so many different chain stores and added them to their group of chains and decided to change their name to Winn-Dixie. From that time forward they are known as the Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.

Job description/Average wage

Cashier: The cashier is responsible to process the customer’s orders by bagging them, charging them, and then taking the cash, credit card or debit card for payment. They must make sure that their cash register is kept in balance and that their area is kept clean. They must be friendly and courteous to the customers. The average wage for a cashier is $7.47 an hour.

Customer Service: Working the front customer service desk will allow you to process returns, help with lottery tickets, as well as many other various procedures such as helping with money orders and more.  If you have downtime, you will assist with sorting returns, as well as helping various departments with putting items back.  The average wage is anywhere from $8 to $11 a hour.

Stocker: The person who works in the position of a stocker usually works the evening shift, must make sure that all the shelves are stocked with fresh merchandise. They rotate the shelves, bringing the older merchandise to the front or taking it off the shelf entirely if it is beyond the expiration date. The stocker must put the prices on the merchandise marking it down during sales and changing the prices afterwards. The average starting wage for a stocker is $8.00 an hour.

Staff Pharmacist: The staff pharmacist works for the company directly and is on an annual salary. They must be a licensed pharmacist capable of dispensing medicines, advising customers on how to take their medications and if necessary how to mix any needed medications. They must have full knowledge of how medications interact and contact the physician if they need to about medication problems. The average wage for a staff pharmacist is $101,000 yearly.

Benefits

  • Competitive wages
  • Bonus programs
  • Training programs
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Associate rewards
  • 401 (k) program with matching company funds

How to Apply

You may apply for these positions and many others by visiting their websites at:  http://www.winndixie.com/Employment

Please feel free to visit your local Winn-Dixie store and ask for an application on posted jobs in your area.