Lone Star Partners Separates Bi-Lo, Bruno's Chains

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Newly separated and looking to start over again, Bruno's Supermarkets is returning home. Lone Star Partners, the private-equity firm that owns the chain, said last week that it will separate Bruno's from its South Carolina-based sister chain Bi-Lo and re-establish it as an autonomous entity based here. The move reverses a process to unite Bruno's and Bi-Lo that began several years

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Newly separated and looking to start over again, Bruno's Supermarkets is returning home.

Lone Star Partners, the private-equity firm that owns the chain, said last week that it will separate Bruno's from its South Carolina-based sister chain Bi-Lo and re-establish it as an autonomous entity based here. The move reverses a process to unite Bruno's and Bi-Lo that began several years ago, when both chains were owned by Ahold, and was completed under Lone Star's watch t

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