COPY-Bi-Lo to close some stores in Alabama

GREENVILLE, S.C. The parent company of Bi-Lo groceries says it plans to sell or close 116 stores throughout the Southeast, including some in Alabama.

The closures are part of a long-range strategy to improve operations.The stores to be sold include Bruno's, Food Fair and Food World and Foodmax stores.It wasn't specified which Alabama stores would close.

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