Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation donates more than $3.2 million to charity
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The philanthropic arm of supermarket operator Bi-Lo Holdings is donating more than $3 million to charities in the South, the company said.
The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation said it would donate about $3.2 million to 281 non-profit organizations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, particularly organizations focused on hunger, education, health, women and children. Bi-Lo Holdings operates the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie supermarket banners.
"The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is thankful for the immense support and contributions of our suppliers that enable us to provide these funds to the local organizations who work tirelessly to make our communities better places to live," Bi-Lo Holdings SVP marketing and foundation president Mary Kellmanson said. "We look forward to growing our relationships with these organizations over the next year."
Hannaford to open new store in Exeter, N.H.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Hannaford will be opening a new store this spring in the old Stop & Shop location in Exeter, N.H., the Portsmouth Patch reported Friday.
The Exeter Hannaford will feature a pharmacy with a consultation room for those who need extra privacy when talking with a pharmacist or getting a flu shot.
The 65,000-sq.-ft. Stop & Shop closed in August.
As part of the transaction, Hannaford has also acquired a lease to the former Stop & Shop building in Bedford. The company said it is currently evaluating that site and has no immediate announcements related to the property, Portsmouth Patch reported.