Winn-Dixie Pharmacists Promote Prevention With Comprehensive Heart Health Solutions Found In Store

In observance of American Heart Month, Winn-Dixie (NASDAQ: WINN) encourages you to take control of your cardiovascular health by visiting your neighborhood in-store pharmacy.

Through proactive management, individuals can decrease their risk for developing coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death among men and women in America according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Each Winn-Dixie pharmacy offers guests free cholesterol screenings. Most stores are equipped with blood pressure machines. Your Winn-Dixie pharmacist recommends checking your blood pressure at least once a month. And, this month, Winn-Dixie is partnering with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to offer guests a Free Treating High Cholesterol guide available in English and Spanish.

“As part of the healthcare team, your Winn-Dixie pharmacist plays a significant role in the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease,” said John Fegan, Winn-Dixie’s vice president of pharmacy. “With pharmacies in a majority of our stores, Winn-Dixie is distinctively positioned to offer guests expert consultation, disease prevention information and medications alongside an abundant selection of heart healthy meal and dietary solutions.”

Starting the day in a healthy and affordable way is easy when you shop Winn-Dixie. This month guests can take advantage of special promotions near the pharmacy, including an exclusive 2 for $4 deal offered by Quaker Oats Oatmeal (18oz.), a heart-healthy option research shows may reduce cholesterol.

Winn-Dixie also has a downloadable pharmacy app available as a free download through Apple Inc.'s iTunes, the Android Market, Blackberry App World or through links on Winn-Dixie's website at https://m.winndixierx.com/help/. The Winn-Dixie Pharmacy app makes it effortless for guests to view and reorder prescriptions, receive alerts when a prescription is ready and set reminders to take medications.

To learn more about the Winn-Dixie Pharmacy services and location nearest you, visit http://www.winndixie.com/Store_Locations/Search.asp.

About Winn-Dixie

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is one of the nation’s largest food retailers. Founded in 1925, the Company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The Company currently operates approximately 480 retail grocery locations and approximately 380 in-store pharmacies in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.winndixie.com.

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