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Winn-Dixie catches frisbee, files Chapter 11

February 15th, 2005 at 8:32 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

Winn-Dixie catches frisbee, fetches sticks and heads towards Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Slumping supermarket chain Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. may be headed to bankruptcy as the old-line grocer continues to burn cash in its fight against new rivals.

“It’s doomed,” said Bill Brandt, head of restructuring firm Development Specialists Inc. “Its stores look like hell, and its competitive strategy looks worse.”

When reached for comment about the store’s gloomy financial outlook, Winn-Dixie replied with growling, some playful tail-wagging and a few loud barks.

29 Responses to “Winn-Dixie catches frisbee, files Chapter 11”

  1. Hector Vex Says:

    They should have named the goddamn dog Publix or Meyers or something. I dont’ know how they expect their movie to do well when it’s immediately associated with FAILURE.


  2. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    They could have at least named it “Kroger” or “Harris Teeter”. But then again, kids will watch any damn thing with a dog in it (see Air Bud, Air Bud II, Air Bud: Alcatraz). Perhaps they’ll make enough to donate the proceeds to help out the struggling grocery chain.

  3. katie Says:

    Preston!!! “Because of Winn-Dixie” has Dave Matthews in it! :grin: (yes, as did where the red fern grows, and honestly who has seen that…) No point in this comment really…

  4. Hector Vex Says:

    Then, by association, Dave Matthews shops at Winn-Dixie, which makes him a loser too.

  5. Gordon Says:

    My daughter will be devastated to know this. She just wrote the book report.

    This is just like when Ol’ Yeller died!

  6. Eric Says:

    What the fuck’s a Winn-Dixie? :mrgreen:

  7. katie Says:

    hmm…the movie seems so desperate for promotion that you can download an AIM theme of it… :???:

  8. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    Katie, promise me you won’t be mad.

    Okay, now that you’ve promised, Dave Matthews sucks out loud.

    There I said it.

  9. Nixon1971 Says:

    A Winn-Dixie is like a Piggly-Wiggly, only cleaner.


  10. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    It’s about time someone said “Piggly Wiggly” on my blog.

  11. katie Says:


  12. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    Hey! You promised!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    I work for Winn Dixie, and because of very bad upper mgmt ideas Im now just about out of a job, like many Americans (thanks Bush), you assholes dont have to look my kids in the eye and say Mommy lost her job today. Fuck You

  14. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    Why are you so angry at a dog? The dog didn’t do anything to you. Hell, dogs can’t even vote.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Its not against the dog, they cant vote but they can get a credit card.
    The other comments unrelated to the dog but towards the company hurts, most of the people working on store level pay for the decisions of bad upper mgmt.
    I wouldnt poke fun at someone or many people, losing their jobs I just dont find very amusing.
    Im in mgmt or I would put my name.

  16. Eric Says:

    “like many Americans (thanks Bush)”

    Of course, this Anonymous person who doesn’t have to give a full name anyway surely has sympathy for the employees of Enron, or the employees of Halliburton who’ve died in Iraq.

  17. Beth Says:

    Please explain what the fuck Bush has to do with Winn Dixie’s idiotic upper management decisions…? Or are you telling me that Bush is moonlighting as a Winn Dixie executive? Jesus H. Christ, you people will blame ANYTHING on Bush. You make everything you say laughable.
    No one is laughing at anyone losing their jobs–the point is that Winn Dixie (decisionmakers) fucked up. From the sound of it, you ought to be saying the same thing. YOU said yourself, “very bad upper mgmt ideas”. Don’t be such a hypocrite.

  18. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    Anonymous, of course you weren’t talking about the dog. That was the whole point behind this post. It was intentional nonsense. I just wanted to use the dog and store interchangeably for no good reason. I couldn’t even give a shit about the dog or the store.

    However, if you want to create a forum for angry Winn Dixie employees, you should go to, set up a blog, spread the word about what you think is wrong with management, etc, and go from there. Believe me, it’s really easy to do. That’s why there are 8 million blogs out there. Hell, if you do so, I’ll even link back to you.

    But really, blaming your problems on the President isn’t going to get you very far around here. By that logic, it’s President Bush’s fault that I’m stuck with this fucking whooping cough and head cold, you silly little freak.

    Bush lied! Preston got sick!

  19. Beth Says:

    LMAO, Preston! I hope John Kerry cures you quickly! :roll:

  20. Anonymous Says:

    Im not in upper mgmt, I am in mgmt on store level, my main products are fresh fish, shrimp, lobster, etc…
    The environment is so bad that the majority of my product comes from other countries.
    The fishermen alongside the roads in Fl are not there selling their product,they are selling their boats.
    Its heartbreaking, there is no reason our waters should be so polluted like this.
    My clientele complain “why do we have to get shrimp from Thailand”???
    I dont know its sad 72% of our streams cannot produce edible fish (mercury).

  21. Anonymous Says:

    And yes, upper mgmt is really to blame, as I stated before.

  22. Anonymous Says:

    And have I E-Mailed warehouse and uppers, you bet, didnt do a damn thing, they were to busy fetching I guess.

  23. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    Now you’re catching on.

    You really should start a blog. I would recommend doing it anonymously if you’re worried about keeping your job.

  24. Anonymous Says:

    Listen folks (or read),
    I am apparently in a class of people much over my head, my apologies for intruding, I just saw the web site title and was not amused, I am well aware that most people dont give a shit whether its a dog story or losing their jobs, until its their company thats choking.
    For the stockholders and employees from Enron, I feel very bad, alot of people lost their entire savings. Halliburton employees getting
    picked off like a turkey shoot is no joy for me.
    But one can get a little suspicious of no other compnaies even getting to bid.
    I didnt vote for Kerry.

  25. Pitbull Terrier Homies Says:

    “The environment is so bad that the majority of my product comes from other countries.

    Methinks Kerry was too conservative.

    Really, follow Preston’s advice and get a blog. I love unintended humor.

  26. Anonymous Says:

    This is the first Blog I have ever been on, see ,I have a real life, though not perfect, it is very unusual for me to sit here with a bunch of people who having nothing better to do.
    Unless, youre doing this while youre working??
    I am off today,the only reason I stumbled across all these “regulars” you call yourselves, was because of the caustic and sarcastic site name to which I took offense.
    I do not have time to start my own blog, I am too busy either catching up on my resume or actually paying real attention to my family, you know, living a real life.
    No humor intended.

  27. Preston Taylor Holmes Says:

    I’ve finally offended someone! I try so hard and it just doesn’t happen often enough.

    Obviously there has been no humor intended in your comments. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your struggle against the bigwhigs at Winn Dixie. I hope you’re able to triumph against them. Either that or find a better job.

    It may behoove you to also pick up a sense of humor while you’re out shopping on your day off.

  28. Anonymous Says:


  29. Pitbull Terrier Homies Says:

    Madame, as your tone gets whinier, remember that you started this thread. Nice with the “real life” attack, did you stop and think that maybe others might have days off too? Of course not, being offended is hard work.

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