A well-known supermarket chain is set to reopen several stores with a Hispanic flair.
Only NBC 6 cameras were allowed in to see the transformation. Winn-Dixie’s parent company, Southeastern Grocers, decided to change the grocery store into supermarkets that cater to the large Hispanic population that calls south Florida home.
The 'Winn-Dixie' sign came down and the 'Fresco y Mas' sign went up at a supermarket on southwest 8th Street and 67th Avenue. The shelves are stocked with products like traditional Hispanic cakes called tres leches, root vegetables, malta drinks and even those typical Cuban pork roasters.
In June, Fresco y Mas opened up its first store in Hialeah. Though the company won’t reveal numbers, it says sales surpassed expectations so officials decided to open up five more stores; four in Miami-Dade and one in Palm Beach.
The stores have Hispanic cafeterias, a more traditional butcher shops as well as products that have been sourced locally, giving the community an extra boost.
The chain will compete with supermarkets like Sedanos and Publix Sabor and even go after dollar stores with a dollar-zone aisle stocked with products Hispanic families look for on a daily basis.
The stores officially open Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Here is a list of Fresco Y Mas locations in South Florida:
948 SW 67th Ave., Miami, FL 33144
5850 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens, FL 33015
14555 SW 42nd St., Miami, FL 33175
15050 SW 72nd St., Miami, FL 33193
541 W. 49th St., Hialeah, FL 33021 (opened in June 2016)
2675 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415