NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Piggly Wiggly Carolina said Friday it will shut down its warehouses here and in Jedberg, S.C., and outsource its distribution to C&S Wholesale Grocers.
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The company, which recently sold 29 stores to Harris Teeter and Bi-Lo, had indicated when that sale was first announced in September that it was developing an alternative distribution model.
In a statement provided to SN, Christopher Ibsen, a spokesman for Piggly Wiggly Carolina, said the company's 32 remaining corporate stores and its 28 franchised locations would be supplied by C&S's warehouse in Greenville, S.C. The transition is expected to take 90 to 120 days.
He said affected employees have been provided with at least 60 days notice, and that Piggly Wiggly Carolina “has organized and hosted numerous, on-site job interview days with outside companies, along with resume workshops, for employees,” among other actions.
Piggly Wiggly Carolina is an employee-owned company operating primarily in rural towns in South Carolina and Georgia.
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