MAULDIN, S.C. — Bi-Lo may be going from bankruptcy court to the kingdom of its largest competitor.
Delhaize Group, the Salisbury, N.C.-based parent of Food Lion stores, last week filed a letter of intent to acquire the “substantial majority” of the assets of Bi-Lo Holdings for $425 million in cash. Bi-Lo, which operates 214 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since March.
Food Lion operates more than ...
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