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Old 06-07-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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After watching the pharmacies close I started paying close attention.I was in The Bilo on Pelham this week at about 5:15 and it was absolutely DEAD.Are they that bad of an operator these days? A friend who works there said the store that just closed in Mt Pleasant was their highest volume store a mere five years ago.What accounts for this fall?
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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Too much competition and lack of investment according to this article. IMO,It didn't look good when they sold their Chattanooga stores to Food City awhile back and some of their best locations in Charlotte to Publix. Chattanooga and Greenville were their top markets I heard when they were owned by Ahold. All their competitors seem to be expanding and remodeling.

Anyone checked out their newly remodeled store at Hudson Corners? Clean, white shelves, not cluttered and more modern looking similar to the Winn Dixie remodels in Fla. They all should look like that.

Southeastern Grocers Could be Facing
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:38 PM
 
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Bilo never adapted, and they lost that local pride. That was their biggest problem. The closest thing they did in terms of adaption was make "Super Bilo", but it was no dice. There's competition, but theres reasons why some stores do better than others. Bilo didn't have to fail, but like Blockbuster, Sears, and KMart, didn't have the best leadership.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:58 PM
 
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Bi-Lo is the K-Mart of grocery stores. Both felt cheap and cold. They should just go ahead and close all stores.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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Ever since they decided to screw over this area and move their corporate HQ to Jacksonville I haven't stepped foot in one and have no plans to. Good riddance to them I say.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:06 PM
 
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Well, if Bilo is K-Mart, then Winn Dixie is Sears.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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After watching the pharmacies close I started paying close attention.I was in The Bilo on Pelham this week at about 5:15 and it was absolutely DEAD.Are they that bad of an operator these days? A friend who works there said the store that just closed in Mt Pleasant was their highest volume store a mere five years ago.What accounts for this fall?
There are at least two Bi los in Mt pleasant. Google shows them as still open. Which one was Closed?

I like Aldi but my wife hates it, so we trade at Walmart. Bilo is more expensive so I am glad we don't shop there.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:04 PM
 
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Too much competition and lack of investment according to this article. IMO,It didn't look good when they sold their Chattanooga stores to Food City awhile back and some of their best locations in Charlotte to Publix. Chattanooga and Greenville were their top markets I heard when they were owned by Ahold. All their competitors seem to be expanding and remodeling.

Anyone checked out their newly remodeled store at Hudson Corners? Clean, white shelves, not cluttered and more modern looking similar to the Winn Dixie remodels in Fla. They all should look like that.

Southeastern Grocers Could be Facing
Food$mart #393, Hudson Corners, 2135 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, South Carolina 29650-2704, closed in 2005. It would be difficult and illogical to remodel a closed store. Would you be referring to BI-LO #5274, Brushy Creek Crossing, 2460 Hudson Road, Greer, South Carolina 29650-2923.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:10 PM
 
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The Mount Pleasant store was 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd. I guess that's an alt name for Hwy 17?
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:15 PM
 
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There are at least two Bi los in Mt pleasant. Google shows them as still open. Which one was Closed?

I like Aldi but my wife hates it, so we trade at Walmart. Bilo is more expensive so I am glad we don't shop there.
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The Mount Pleasant store was 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd. I guess that's an alt name for Hwy 17?
BI-LO #5101, Mount Pleasant Square, 1440 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464-4536, closed in January.

BI-LO #5410, 774 South Shelmore Blvd, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464-6656, should be in the process of closing. Its food (grocery, meat, produce, and seafood) and pharmacy departments have closed or are closing. The bakery and delicatessen departments remain open.
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