Sweetbay, Harveys On The Sale Block?

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Delhaize Group may be shopping two of its banners, according to published reports, which say the Belgian grocer—parent company of Food Lion—has hired Lazard Ltd. to sell Sweetbay and Harveys.

Sweetbay, which has its corporate offices in Tampa, Fla., had 105 stores in the Sunshine State at the end of 2012. The chain closed 33 Sweetbay locations between Homosassa and Naples earlier this year. Harveys operates in North Florida and South Georgia.

Delhaize CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers, who is set to retire later this year, told Reuters that the company was looking at options but declined to comment directly on the possible sale of Sweetbay and Harveys.

 

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A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby this year, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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