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Southeastern Grocers, Inc.

As Feeding Northeast Florida sees a dramatic rise in food insecurity since COVID-19 hit, an outpouring of help has come from local donors and corporations.

Earth Fare Closing All Of Its Stores, Including 3 In Northeast Florida

Feb 3, 2020
Earth Fare exterior
Jax Daily Record

Earth Fare, the natural and organic grocer, announced Feb. 3 it will close all its stores, including two in Duval County and one in St. Johns.

Business Brief: $750k In City Funds Could Go To Grocery Store In Food Desert

Oct 25, 2019
exterior of closed Harvey's
Jacksonville Daily Record

The City Council is considering a bill issuing a $750,000 grant to Commonwealth SDC LLC to renovate and reopen a shuttered grocery store in Northwest Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Back in 2015 Whole Foods anounced plans to open a store in Jacksonville Beach.

Lucky's exterior
Lucky's Market via Facebook

Despite some high-profile store closures like Toys ’R’ Us, brick-and-mortar retail in Northeast Florida is actually as healthy as it’s ever been.

Business Brief: 3 Grocery Stores Coming Soon To Northeast Florida

Oct 26, 2018
GreenWise Market exterior
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville area is soon getting another Whole Foods store out at the beaches. That’s as the company last week rolled out curb-side grocery pickup at its Mandarin location, in addition to the delivery service it recently started offering.

And Whole Foods isn’t the only grocery chain expanding in Jacksonville.

shoppers in Fresh Market produce section
The Fresh Market

Jacksonville’s favorite supermarket could be facing some new competition.

Publix could have a fight on its hands after a private equity fund announced it is buying The Fresh Market. That grocery chain has 40 stores in Florida, including four in Jacksonville.

The fund making the acquisition, called Apollo Management Group, plans on making Fresh Market more competitive by lowering prices. That could put it on a collision course with Publix.

As the number and variety of grocery stores in the Jacksonville metro area continues to grow, the area's two large locally-based chains aren't saying much about their outlook for the future.

Just in the past two weeks there have been two major developments regarding the city's grocery landscape.