Winn-Dixie Stores has found -- as Jefferson Davis did long ago -- that winning Dixie ain't easy. The Deep South supermarket chain operates about 550 combination food and drug stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi under the Winn-Dixie and Winn-Dixie Marketplace banners. More than 400 Winn-Dixie supermarkets have pharmacies. The company's brands include Thrifty Maid, Winn & Lovett, and Winn-Dixie. Founded in 1925, Winn-Dixie Stores is a subsidiary of BI-LO Holding, which merged Winn-Dixie and South Carolina-based BI-LO in 2012. BI-LO then acquired Winn-Dixie's rival in Florida, Sweetbay Supermarkets, in 2014 and converted the 70-plus stores to the Winn-Dixie banner.