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Oct. 26 - Bi-Lo Holdings to Close Transaction with Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company and Convert 22 Stores

Oct. 26, 2013 – Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC (“Bi-Lo Holdings”), parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announced its acquisition of 22 stores in South Carolina and coastal Georgia from Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company, Inc. (“Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company”) is scheduled to close on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Following the transaction close, Bi-Lo Holdings will begin the process of rebranding these stores under the BI-LO banner name.
 
The following 12 Piggly Wiggly stores are scheduled to close on Saturday, Nov. 2 and reopen on Friday, Nov. 8 as BI-LO stores:
• 2142 East Victory Drive, Savannah, Ga.
• 7360 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga.
• 4415 Augusta Street, Garden City, Ga.
• 1042 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga.
• 1338 North Way, Darien, Ga.
• 312 South Main Street, Glennville, Ga.
• 445 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C.
• 630 Skylark Drive, Charleston, S.C.
• 9616 Highway 78, Ladson, S.C.
• 104 Jungle Road, Edisto Beach, S.C.
• 3575 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, S.C.
• 50 Burnt Church Road, Bluffton, S.C.

 
The following eight Piggly Wiggly stores are scheduled to close on Saturday, Nov. 9 and reopen on Friday, Nov. 15 as BI-LO stores:
• 3386 Railroad Avenue, Bamberg, S.C.
• 136 South Main Street, Clover, S.C.
• 518 North Wheeler Avenue, Prosperity, S.C.
• 615 Harry C Raysor Drive South, St Matthews, S.C.
• 760 Highway 378, Lexington, S.C.
• 4711-1 Forest Drive, Columbia, S.C.
• 208 East McIntyre Street, Mullins, S.C.
• 3353 Highway 72/221 East, Greenwood, S.C.

Bi-Lo Holdings also will acquire the Piggly Wiggly store located at 4430 Hwy 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet, S.C. This store also will close on Nov. 9 and reopen as a BI-LO store on Nov. 15. This store is in addition to the Piggly Wiggly stores that were announced on Sept. 12.
 
The Piggly Wiggly store located at 115 Willbrook Boulevard in Pawleys Island, S.C., will close temporarily on  or before Nov. 9 to undergo a BI-LO renovation that is estimated to last approximately three to four months. During this time, customers are invited to shop at the existing BI-LO store located at 14427 Ocean Highway. Upon completion of the Willbrook Boulevard renovation, the existing BI-LO at Ocean Highway will close permanently, leaving the newly renovated BI-LO on Willbrook Boulevard open for business. Associates at the Willbrook Boulevard and Ocean Highway locations will be able to pursue other open positions in nearby stores and will be provided with resources to guide them through the transition process.
 
About Bi-Lo Holdings
Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the ninth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the United States based on net sales. The company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in 686 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.
 
About Piggly Wiggly Carolina
Founded in Charleston in 1947, Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company has more than 3,000 employee-owners across South Carolina and coastal Georgia. The company was named the 2012 Independent Retailer of the Year by Progressive Grocer magazine.  For more information, please visit www.thepig.net.

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