December 12, 2019 Articles

The Final Saga of the Winn-Dixie Exclusive

A long time ago in grocery stores far, far away, grocery chain Winn-Dixie sought to enforce a grocery exclusive, but after two trips to the Eleventh Circuit, was the battle worth it, and has peace been restored to the exclusives galaxy?

By Howard K. Jeruchimowitz

Overview of Exclusives

An exclusive in a shopping center lease typically prohibits the landlord from leasing to other tenants who display or sell certain goods or services in other parts of the shopping center or prohibits a specific tenant or type of tenant. This benefits the tenant by keeping out competitors, and it benefits the landlord/developer by enabling the landlord/developer to maintain a balanced and diversified tenant mix.

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