NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An independent Piggly Wiggly Store owner, in conjunction with and with the support of C&S Wholesale Grocers, announced today that they are purchasing two former BI-LO stores in South Carolina.
Piggly Wiggly stores in South Carolina and Southeast Georgia, which are independently owned and operated, are supported and supplied by C&S Wholesale Grocers. C&S Wholesale Grocers, the owner of the Piggly Wiggly brand, is looking forward to extending the Piggly Wiggly footprint.
“Our Independent Owners are excited to grow their existing store count and expand the Piggly Wiggly brand in the Southeast,” said John Owens, VP of Marketing and Merchandising in the Southeast for C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Lynn and Cindy Willard, current owners of nine Piggly Wiggly locations in South Carolina, have purchased the BI-LO stores at 9616 Highway 78, Ladson, S.C., and 208 E. McIntyre Street, Mullins, S.C.
The transactions were closed in mid-May and were subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Upon completion of the transaction, the acquired stores were rebranded under the Piggly Wiggly banner name. The Grand Opening celebrations are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. ET on June 6, 2018. With the additional stores converting to the Piggly Wiggly banner, C&S Wholesale Grocers now services 51 Piggly Wiggly locations in South Carolina and Southeast Georgia.
About Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets
Piggly Wiggly® was established on September 6, 1916 by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee as the first self-service grocery store in the United States. Today, there are over 600 Piggly Wiggly® supermarkets independently owned and operated in several states, including 51 located in South Carolina and Coastal Georgia.
About C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 14,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 140,000 different products. To learn more, please visit www.cswg.com.