SFM Completes Bruno’s Conversion Process

Southern Family Markets (SFM) has completed the 29-day conversion process for the 31 Bruno’s and Food World stores that it bought from bankrupt Birmingham, Ala.-based Bruno’s earlier this year, according to published reports.

Today’s store re-openings include Food World locations in Hueytown, Alabaster and Mobile, Ala., while the Bruno’s at Riverchase Village re-opened yesterday morning, SFM SVP and general manager Jeff Burkhead told the Birmingham Business Journal.

The conversion involved counting and stocking inventory, cleaning the stores, and lowering prices on more than 6,000 prices. Sales at converted stores that have already reopened are good, Burkhead said.

As part of Birmingham-based SFM’s purchase of the stores, 25 stores in Alabama and Florida were liquidated and closed.
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