MAULDIN, S.C. — Michael Byars, who took over last week as the new president and chief executive officer of Bi-Lo, has a pretty good idea of what he's getting into. He grew up in Gaffney, S.C., about 45 miles from the retailer's headquarters here, and has a lengthy industry career spent mainly with Bi-Lo's competitors. “Being very familiar with Bi-Lo, I'm looking forward to joining the company,” Byars told SN in an interview. “I grew up with Bi-Lo. And to come back to where you grew up and ...

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