Winn-Dixie to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results on August 27th

Winn-Dixie to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results on August 27th


Jacksonville, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 22, 2007–Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., (NASDAQ: WINN), plans to report results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2007 ended June 27, 2007 on Monday, August 27, 2007. The company will also host a conference call and simultaneous audio webcast to discuss these results from 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 28.

To access the simultaneous webcast of the conference call (a replay of which will be available later in the day), please go to the Company’s Investor Relations site at under “About Us.”

Parties interested in participating in this call should dial-in ten minutes prior to the start time:

Date: August 28, 2007

Time: 8:30AM ET / 7:30AM CT / 6:30AM MT / 5:30AM PT

Dial-In Number:

(Domestic) 877-502-9272

(International) 913-981-5581

A recording of the call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Winn-Dixie website and, from August 28 through September 4, 2007, can also be accessed by calling 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820. The replay passcode is 2771415.

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, FL. The Company currently operates 520 stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the expected results described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include and may be indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plans,” “expects,” “projects,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “should,” “will,” “believes,” or “intends” and similar words and phrases. There are a number of factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the expected results contemplated or implied by the Company’s forward-looking statements.

The Company faces a number of risks and uncertainties with respect to its continuing business operations and its attempt to increase its sales and gross profit margin, including, but not limited to: the Company’s ability to improve the quality of its stores and products; the Company’s success in achieving increased customer count and sales in remodeled and other stores; the results of the Company’s efforts to revitalize the corporate brand; pricing pressures and competitive factors, which could include pricing and marketing strategies from other food and/or drug retail chains, supercenters and non-traditional competitors; the ability of the Company to attract and retain key leadership; the Company’s ability to implement, maintain or upgrade information technology systems; the outcome of the Company’s programs to control or reduce operating and administrative expenses and to control inventory shrink; increases in utility rates or gasoline costs, which could impact consumer spending and buying habits and the cost of doing business; the availability and terms of capital resources and financing and its adequacy for the Company’s planned investment in store remodeling and other activity; the concentration of the Company’s locations in the southeastern United States, which increases its vulnerability to severe storm damage; general business and economic conditions in the southeastern United States, including consumer spending levels, population, employment and job re-growth in some of our markets, and the additional risks relating to limitations on insurance coverage following the catastrophic storms in recent years; the Company’s ability to successfully estimate self-insurance liabilities; changes in laws and other regulations affecting the Company’s industry; events that give rise to actual or potential food contamination, drug contamination or food-borne illness; the Company’s ability to use net operating loss carryforwards under the federal tax laws; and the outcome of litigation or legal proceedings.

Please refer to discussions of these and other factors in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2006, the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 4, 2007, and other Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date of such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Winn-Dixie to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results on August 27th