Winn-Dixie Buys Sweetbay
JACKSONVILLE--Sweetbay supermarkets around the Sunshine State are getting a makeover of sorts.
The grocery chain has been acquired by Winn-Dixie's parent company and will soon adapt their name as well.
Jacksonville-based Bi-Lo Holdings, announced it will take over 72 Sweetbay locations from its current owner, Belgian-based Delhaize Group, in a deal worth a reported $265 million dollars.
Bi-Lo says it plans to keep all of Sweetbay's store-level employers and implement Winn-Dixie's membership rewards system.
The name change is expected to happen in the first quarter of 2014.
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