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Now that the merger of Bi-LO and Winn-Dixie has been completed, the combined company said that it eventually will establish its central headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, Winn-Dixie’s hometown, because it is “centrally located within its eight-state operating area. While both companies enjoy a strong heritage of support from their local communities, the Jacksonville -based infrastructure is best positioned to host the combined Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie support center, corporate office and distribution facilities. At the same time, the company plans to maintain a strong regional presence in Greenville both in regard to distribution and local store support needs."
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