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Independent Piggly Wiggly store owners to buy six stores from Southeastern Grocers

Published 29 March 2018

Three independent Piggly Wiggly store owners have agreed to acquire three BI-LO stores in South Carolina and three Harveys Supermarkets in Georgia from Southeastern Grocers for an undisclosed price.

This arrangement is in conjunction with the restructuring support agreement announced by Southeastern Grocers on March 15, 2018.

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.

C&S Wholesale Grocers Southeast marketing and merchandising VP John Owens said: “Our Independent Owners are excited to grow their existing store count and expand the Piggly Wiggly brand in the Southeast.

Three Georgia stores are being purchased by Ashley and Missy Thompson, current owners of three Piggly Wiggly locations in Southeast Georgia. The locations being purchased are:

Harveys Supermarket – 75 South Valdosta Road, Lakeland, GA

Harveys Supermarket – 1016 Main Street South, Lakeland, GA

Harveys Supermarket – 528 North Church Street, Homerville, GA

Two of the South Carolina stores are being purchased by John and Anna Gillis, current owners of three Piggly Wiggly stores in the Upstate of South Carolina. The locations being purchased are:

BI-LO – 809 W. Greenwood Street, Abbeville, SC

BI-LO – 136 S. Main Street, Clover, SC

One of the South Carolina stores is being purchased by David and Haley Smith, current owners of one Piggly Wiggly store in the Charleston area. The location being purchased is:

BI-LO – 630 Skylark Drive, Charleston, SC

The transactions are expected to close by the end of April 2018 and are subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Upon completion of the transaction, the acquired stores will be rebranded under the Piggly Wiggly banner name.

With the additional stores converting to the Piggly Wiggly banner, C&S Wholesale Grocers will service 50 Piggly Wiggly locations in South Carolina and Southeast Georgia.

Source: Company Press Release.