Friday, March 9, 2012

Winn-Dixie still working on gluten-free stickers

A lot has happened since Winn-Dixie CEO Peter Lynch told me in November that the company would have gluten-free stickers on its shelves to help shoppers find gluten-free items.
Basically, Winn-Dixie agreed to a merger with South Carolina-based supermarket chain Bi-Lo in December. But as the merger is completed today, Lynch told me that he still hopes the company will get those gluten-free stickers up.
Bi-Lo's gluten-free tags
"It's very important for Winn-Dixie. It's important for the industry," he said. "I've always been an advocate of that."
Lynch admitted that the merger has sidetracked him from working on gluten-free issues. And Lynch is leaving the company now that the merger is done. But he still would like to see the company follow through on the program.
He doesn't know about Bi-Lo's plans, but Bi-Lo already has a program in place with gluten-free tags. So hopefully we'll see them soon at Winn-Dixie.

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