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Bi-Lo Undertakes Employee Review

Bi-Lo Holdings LLC, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent company of the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie banners, has begun a review of full- and part-time employees at all of its stores, according to a published report.

According to the Charleston, S.C., Post and Courier, workers have been told that they have to reapply for their jobs, with no assurances that they'll be rehired. Bi-Lo Holdings spokesman Brian Wright told the paper that the company's aim was to ensure the correct mix of full- and part-time associates.

"Great customer service means having the right number of associates in our stores, and while many of our stores across the system are staffed at appropriate levels and can meet those customer demands, some are not," Wright was quoted in the Post and Courier. "To be clear, we've added some positions, and we're eliminating some positions based on customer needs."

He added: "Our associates have the opportunity to post for new or existing positions well before we make them available to external candidates."

Bi-Lo Holdings acquired Winn-Dixie stores in 2012 following a merger, and has since purchased Piggly Wiggly stores, as well as the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s chains from Delhaize America.

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