Competitors Said to Eye Bi-Lo

GREENVILLE, S.C. The For Sale signs are back up around Bi-Lo, sources told SN last week. The chain, which recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has drawn interest from competitors Kroger Co. and Publix Super Markets, one source told SN, although a spokeswoman for Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix dismissed that claim as a rumor. Publix is not actively engaged in the purchase of Bi-Lo or

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The “For Sale” signs are back up around Bi-Lo, sources told SN last week.

The chain, which recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has drawn interest from competitors Kroger Co. and Publix Super Markets, one source told SN, although a spokeswoman for Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix dismissed that claim as “a rumor.”

“Publix is not actively engaged in the purchase of Bi-Lo or Bi-Lo stores,” Maria Brous of Publix told SN

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