Bi-Lo Holdings Announces Banner Conversions for 10 Stores in Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie supermarket chains, today announced the decision to convert seven existing Harveys stores to Winn-Dixie stores and three existing Winn-Dixie stores to Harveys stores. These stores are part of the pending acquisition of 134 operating stores from Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB – NYSE: DEG).

“We carefully evaluated the market areas around each store and made conversion decisions that we believe will work best for customers,” said R. Randall Onstead, president and CEO of Bi-Lo Holdings. “Customers will not see any change to the level of quality they have come to expect from either banner.”

The following Harveys stores will convert to Winn-Dixie stores:

  • Store No. 2312 located at 341 Venture Drive in Brunswick, Ga.
  • Store No. 2315 located at 5711 Altama Avenue in Brunswick, Ga.
  • Store No. 2397 located at 284 Hyde Park Commons in Brunswick, Ga.
  • Store No. 2393 located at 2714 Osborne Road in Saint Marys, Ga.
  • Store No. 2309 located at 2111 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, Ga.
  • Store No. 2310 located at 4036 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, Ga.
  • Store No. 2388 located at 1715 Norman Drive in Valdosta, Ga.

The following Winn-Dixie stores will convert to Harveys stores:

  • Store No. 545 located at 1208 Crawford St. in Americus, Ga.
  • Store No. 22 located at 2800 Old Dawson Rd. in Albany, Ga.
  • Store No. 110 located at 1553 US 19 South in Leesburg, Ga.

Bi-Lo Holdings intends to welcome all of the store-level associates in good standing into the Bi-Lo Holdings family. Schedules and timelines for store conversions will be announced at a later time.

Last month Bi-Lo Holdings received approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to proceed with the transaction to acquire the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s supermarket chains from Delhaize Group pending the divestiture of 12 stores by Bi-Lo Holdings and Delhaize Group retaining two stores and converting them to the Food Lion banner.

About Bi-Lo Holdings

Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. The company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in 697 grocery stores and 482 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.winn-dixie.com.

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Contacts

Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC
Kelly Bell, 904-370-5058
Corporate Communications Manager
Communications & Community
kellybell@sjp.com

Release Summary

Bi-Lo Holdings today announced the decision to convert seven existing Harveys stores to Winn-Dixie stores and three existing Winn-Dixie stores to Harveys stores.

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Contacts

Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC
Kelly Bell, 904-370-5058
Corporate Communications Manager
Communications & Community
kellybell@sjp.com