BI-LO Facility Sold to Food Lion Distributor
MAULDIN, SC - A strategic acquisition is underway in South Carolina as a retail distribution facility changes hands. Expected to be finalized in May, ADUSA Distribution, which is a subsidiary of Food Lion’s owner Ahold Delhaize, is purchasing a facility run by C&S Wholesale Services and used by regional grocer BI-LO.
“Many of these associates had previous employment history at C&S and are now supporting local ADUSA Distribution & Transportation Operations in the region,” ADUSA said in a statement, according to Upstate Business Journal. “We continue to hire rapidly and have current open roles locally and in nearby distribution centers.”
The news source noted that this former BI-LO distribution center spans over 100 acres and supported the retailer’s operations since its Founder purchased the facility in 1967. ADUSA has already hired over 60 associates to man the facility once its purchase is complete.
The company went on to tease its plans to reopen the facility’s multiple buildings in a phased rollout. The distributor will leverage this facility for Food Lion’s recently acquired 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket locations as well as its entire store network.
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