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Old 11-10-2016, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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We shop at that Publix even though we live a mile from Bi-lo. I only go to Bi-lo if I need something quickly. Interestingly, there is one time there that I cannot find at any other grocery store- seeded grapes. Now Costco is carrying them too, but only in 2.5 lb packages.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:34 AM
 
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I am hearing associates are being offered opportunities to transfer to other stores. Associates transferring to other stores is a reason a supermarket is closing.
no doubt. Bi Lo is a dead chain walking. Transfers like that are the canary in the coal mine.
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:19 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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BI-LO has struggled since being divested by Ahold. After acquiring Winn-Dixie and hiring Ian McLeod as Chief Executive Officer, Southeastern Grocers has spiraled downward. I see select quality stores being divested to a competing supermarket participant, and other non-quality stores closing.
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Old 11-16-2016, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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My BF just told me that the BI-LO in Newberry, SC is now a Harvey's as of today. Never heard of them before, but seems the have stores scattered around the area. Wonder if they could take over some/any of the stores that may close around here?


I hope they've given that store a make-over, as it surely needs some help, in many ways!
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Old 11-16-2016, 06:02 PM
 
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My BF just told me that the BI-LO in Newberry, SC is now a Harvey's as of today. Never heard of them before, but seems the have stores scattered around the area. Wonder if they could take over some/any of the stores that may close around here?


I hope they've given that store a make-over, as it surely needs some help, in many ways!
Harvey's is just a division and owned by BI-LO/Winn Dixie(Southeastern Grocers). Heavy on the store brands and 1$ items. I guess it is suppose to appeal to more rural areas with less average income.
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Old 11-16-2016, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Harvey's is just a division and owned by BI-LO/Winn Dixie(Southeastern Grocers). Heavy on the store brands and 1$ items. I guess it is suppose to appeal to more rural areas with less average income.

Well, that would be Newberry. They left the store in Prosperity, where the BF actually lives and where it seems more rural to me, but looking at the income level, it's actually higher. I guess those living on Lake Murray must contribute to that higher income.


Thanks for letting me know it's the same company, appreciate the info!
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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More info on the BI-LO to Harvey's conversions. According to this article the BI-LO store count is down to around 125 with these conversions. Bi-Lo converts 3 Columbia stores to Harveys Supermarkets | The State
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:30 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Harvey's is just a division and owned by BI-LO/Winn Dixie(Southeastern Grocers). Heavy on the store brands and 1$ items. I guess it is suppose to appeal to more rural areas with less average income.
Harvey's Supermarket is a banner, not a division, of Southeastern Grocers. It is possible to have regions and districts with two or more banners.
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Old 11-18-2016, 05:35 AM
 
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On 11-3-2016 I wrote that there had been a Kroger store at a small shopping center on South Pleasantburg and E. Faris Road. I'm certain it was there in early 1973 when we moved from Smyrna, Ga to Greenville. The Kroger faced toward Greenville Tech. I don't think my memory is defective. It may have been the only Kroger in Greenville, but I don't know. They did close and I believe Bi-Lo moved later into that location. This was a few decades before Bloom stores even came to town. I may be getting older, but some things I do remember.
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Old 11-18-2016, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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On 11-3-2016 I wrote that there had been a Kroger store at a small shopping center on South Pleasantburg and E. Faris Road. I'm certain it was there in early 1973 when we moved from Smyrna, Ga to Greenville. The Kroger faced toward Greenville Tech. I don't think my memory is defective. It may have been the only Kroger in Greenville, but I don't know. They did close and I believe Bi-Lo moved later into that location. This was a few decades before Bloom stores even came to town. I may be getting older, but some things I do remember.
From Wikipedia:


Kroger had a store in Greenville from the 1980s until 2010 when it sold it to Harris Teeter.
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