Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie expand local sourcing program to more markets

Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie expand local sourcing program to more markets

“We are definitely continuing to pursue this, and expect to get to all of our major operating areas over time.” —DEREK LOTT, Bi-Lo Holdings

Bi-Lo Holdings is going to great lengths to make sure its customers can find locally made products in its Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie stores.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company launched an effort a year ago to seek out local vendors by giving small start-ups an opportunity to pitch their products to the retailer. (Although the set-up sounds similar to the hit TV show “Shark Tank,” vendors told SN that the Bi-Lo and W

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