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Southeastern Grocers CEO Anthony Hucker said Tuesday the Jacksonville-based supermarket chain will have remodeled almost 100 stores by year-end and will continue until all are refreshed.

With two grocery stores set to close about 10 miles apart on Jacksonville’s Northwest side, some city officials are concerned residents won’t have enough access to healthy, fresh food.

Perfect Storm: Hurricane Irma Challenged Grocery Pipeline

Sep 19, 2017

Grocery stores up and down the state are still trying to restock shelves a full week after Hurricane Irma.

The Florida House has voted to tear down the so-called liquor wall by a razor-thin margin. It’s a rare issue that doesn’t fall along party lines, giving a brief glimpse into lawmakers’ individual beliefs.

An effort to allow liquor sales in grocery stores cleared its first committee Thursday. Lawmakers are one step closer to tearing down the wall that separates liquor stores from other retailers. For many Florida shops, that’s a literal wall, because of a Prohibition-era law that prevents grocers from selling liquor alongside beer and wine.

  A Florida Senate committee's action casts doubt on whether Floridians will be able to buy whiskey in the same grocery store aisles as beer and wine.

The Regulated Industries Committee amended a bill Wednesday that would have allowed retailers to combine their liquor and grocery sales in the same store. The bill now allows only a connecting door between a grocery store and its affiliated liquor store.

Committee Chairman Rob Bradley said the 11-1 vote on the amendment convinces him the bill won't make it out of the Senate this year.