HOOVER, Ala. — Belle Foods has converted a former Bruno’s store here to the Belle Foods banner, marking the start of a planned rebranding of the Bruno’s chain the company acquired earlier this year.
According to a report in the Birmingham News, the store was remodeled with wide aisles and more prepared food, including a salad bar and a panini grill. It also has a child care center called Belle Jr. (pictured below). A grand opening celebration is set for Saturday.
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As previously reported in SN, Birmingham, Ala.-based Belle Foods acquired the 57 stores — which operate in four Southern states under the Bruno's, Food World and Piggly Wiggly banners — from C&S Wholesaler Grocers, Keene, N.H.
Next week, Belle Foods is planning to reopen a former Food World in Alabaster, Ala., under the Belle Foods banner, the Birmingham News reported, as the supermarket operator rolls out the remodeling effort during the next 18 months.
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