CAMELLIA REPOSITIONING WITH STRICTLY RETAIL FOCUS

NORFOLK, Va. -- Camellia Food Stores here is reorganizing around an exclusively retail operation.Guy R. Sykes, named president and chief executive officer last May, said Camellia is concentrating on upgrading its store base. The company operates 22 stores under the Be-Lo banner and 19 stores under the Meatland and Food City banners. Last April, it sold its wholesale business to Richfood, Mechanicsville,

NORFOLK, Va. -- Camellia Food Stores here is reorganizing around an exclusively retail operation.

Guy R. Sykes, named president and chief executive officer last May, said Camellia is concentrating on upgrading its store base. The company operates 22 stores under the Be-Lo banner and 19 stores under the Meatland and Food City banners. Last April, it sold its wholesale business to Richfood, Mechanicsville, Va.

"We're getting back to the basics of operating retail stores. Al

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