Any deal lovers out there?
Founded in Greenville, South Carolina Bi-Lo has been a survivor for the past six decades, but now, the owner of the southern grocer says it’s finally time to say an official goodbye.
The company’s already sold 46 BI-LO stores – nearly half of the roughly 100-store chain – to rival Food Lion, along with 16 Harveys locations. All of these stores will be converted to Food Lions beginning early next year. The remaining BI-LO stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia are likely to be sold or closed, as the company “explores strategic options… including other potential transactions.” They’ll also be transferring all in-store pharmacy operations at BI-LO and Harveys stores to CVS and Walgreens.
Bi-Lo, along with most other grocers, have been fighting with staying competitive in today’s world of discount food suppliers like Wal-Mart, Lidl, and Amazon. In 2018, Bi-Lo filed bankruptcy and closed 9 Charlotte-area stores. Closing their last 3 Charlotte-area stores on April 11th, close-out sales begin this week.
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