(photo credit: tbo.com)
Hubby’s friend Jake forwarded the following story to me, and I have to say, I wasn’t super surprised. Still it’s always interesting to see changes in the grocery store marketplace!
According to the story,
…the Sweetbay brand will fade into the sunset as part of a corporate buyout that will dramatically shuffle the identity of grocery stores across Florida and the broader East Coast. This comes as Bi-Lo Holdings LLC already operates BI-LO and Winn-Dixie stores and is set to purchase the remaining Sweetbay locations from Sweetbay’s current owner, Belgium-based Delhaize Group.
This is set to be finalized in the first quarter of 2014 (you can read the full story HERE on TBO.com).
So I’m curious, how many of you will be affected by this? Do a lot of you shop at Sweetbay? And what do you think this will do for Winn Dixie’s prices?