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New round of closings affects Moultrie Winn-Dixie

A Moultrie Winn-Dixie is among 13 stores expected to be closed by Bi-Lo Holdings after an acquisition of stores from Delhaize Group. / File


A Moultrie Winn-Dixie is among 13 stores expected to be closed by Bi-Lo Holdings after an acquisition of stores from Delhaize Group.

Bi-Lo holdings announced Tuesday afternoon that the reason for the closure is geographic proximity.

The company says that they have received approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to proceed with the transaction to acquire the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid's supermarket chains from Delhaize Group pending the divestiture of 12 stores by Bi-Lo Holdings and Delhaize Group retaining two stores and converting them to the Food Lion banner.

"Given the number of stores we are acquiring, we anticipated that we may be asked by the FTC to divest some stores to close the deal. In addition, with the close proximity of some of the Bi-Lo Holdings and Delhaize stores, we also knew that we would have to close a few stores as part of the acquisition," said R. Randall Onstead, president and CEO of Bi-Lo Holdings. "We appreciate the many contributions our associates in these stores have made, and we will ensure they are treated respectfully and have the opportunity to pursue other open positions in nearby stores."

The FTC's approval is pursuant to a consent order accepted by the FTC for public comment on February 25, 2014. The order is subject to final approval by the FTC after the close of a 30-day comment period.

The 12 divested stores and their respective buyers, the two Delhaize America retained stores, and the anticipated transition dates for each store are as follows:

Store

Location

Buyer

Banner

Deal Closing Dates

Sweetbay #1883

Arcadia, Fla.

Rowe's IGA X, LLC

Rowe's IGA

March 22, 2014

Sweetbay #1791

Wauchula, Fla.

Rowe's IGA VIII, LLC

Rowe's IGA

March 29, 2014

Sweetbay #1879

Lake Placid, Fla.

Rowe's IGA VII, LLC

Rowe's IGA

April 5, 2014

Sweetbay #1795

Dunnellon, Fla.

Rowe's IGA IX, LLC

Rowe's IGA

April 12, 2014

Harveys #2374

Statesboro, Ga.

Homeland

Food World

May 3, 2014

Harveys #2375

Statesboro, Ga.

Homeland

Food World

May 3, 2014

Harveys #2336

Vidalia, Ga.

Homeland

Food World

May 3, 2014

Harveys #2378

Bainbridge, Ga.

Food Giant Supermarkets, Inc.

Food Giant

May 10, 2014

Harveys #2379

Madison, Fla.

Food Giant Supermarkets, Inc.

Food Giant

May 10, 2014

Harveys #2349

Waynesboro, Ga.

W. Lee Flowers and Company, Inc.

KJ's Market IGA

May 10, 2014

Harveys #2370

Sylvania, Ga.

W. Lee Flowers and Company, Inc.

KJ's Market IGA

May 17, 2014

Reid's #442

Batesburg, S.C.

W. Lee Flowers and Company, Inc.

KJ's Market IGA

May 31, 2014

Reid's #2167

Hampton, S.C.

Retained by Delhaize Group

Food Lion

N/A

Harveys #2398

Americus, Ga.

Retained by Delhaize Group

Food Lion

N/A


The stores planned for closure are as follows:

Store

Location

*Closure Date

Sweetbay #1906

Naples, Fla.

March 22, 2014

Sweetbay #1798

Dade City, Fla.

April 5, 2014

Sweetbay #1872

Zephyrhills, Fla.

April 5, 2014

Harveys #2360

Green Cove Springs, Fla.

May 3, 2014

Harveys #2364

Tallahassee, Fla.

May 3, 2014

Reid's #1507

Walterboro, S.C.

May 31, 2014

Reid's #2158

Cayce, S.C.

May 31, 2014

Reid's #2612

Orangeburg, S.C.

May 31, 2014

Winn-Dixie #699

St. Petersburg, Fla.

May 10, 2014

Winn-Dixie #624

Tarpon Springs, Fla.

May 17, 2014

Winn-Dixie #647

Seffner, Fla.

May 24, 2014

Winn-Dixie #101

Moultrie, Ga.

June 14, 2014

BI-LO #5423

Aiken, S.C.

July 12, 2014

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