Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC (Bi-Lo Holdings”), parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announced that on Saturday, May 17, 2014, it will begin minor renovations and system updates to 17 Harveys in Georgia. Upon reopening, these Harveys stores will have completed the final step in the conversion process and officially join the Bi-Lo Holdings family of supermarkets.
The store located at 502 Ashburn Hwy in Sylvester is among the 17 stores that will close Saturday, May 17 and reopen on Friday, May 23.
Other stores include locations in Albany, Cordele, Dawson, Fitzgerald, Fort Valley, Gray, Macon, Montezuma, Ocilla and Tifton.
To ensure customer prescription needs are met, Harveys pharmacies will operate during normal business hours throughout the conversion.
“We believe customers will be pleasantly surprised to see we have been working hard to continue to provide the fresh, quality products they want each and every day,” said Jimmy Purvis, Harveys’ regional vice president.”Plus, we will soon offer a suite of in-store savings programs, like the fuelperks! fuel reward program, which lets customers earn incredible gas savings every time they shop with their Harveys Hometown Rewards Key.”
New savings programs include:
• The fuelperks! Reward Program – for every $550 spent, customers earn $0.05 on a gallon of gas for up to 20 gallons, with Bonus Fuelperk items throughout the store leading to even greater savings;
• In-store kiosks provide savings customized to the products customers shop the most;
• A new prescription plan with more than 400 generic medications for $4 for a 30-day supply, $10 for a 90-day supply and several antibiotic medications at no cost.
Added Purvis, “All Harveys store associates have been invited to join the Bi-Lo Holdings family, which means customers will be greeted by the same smiling faces they’ve known for years. Together, we look forward to exchanging best practices to ensure that we continue to run great stores, remain local and to enhance your shopping experience every day.”
In February, Bi-Lo Holdings received approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to proceed with the transaction in which Bi-Lo Holdings will acquire substantially all of the stores in the Sweetbay, Harveys, and Reid’s supermarket chains from Delhaize.
About Bi-Lo Holdings: Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the fifth largest conventional supermarket chain in the U.S. and the second-largest conventional supermarket in the southeast based on store count. (Based on projections following Delhaize acquisitions of May 31, 2014.) The company employs nearly 70,000 associates who serve customers in 830 grocery stores and 555 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. BI-LO, Harveys 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, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com