Private-equity firm “puts US retailer Bi-Lo up for sale”

Posted by Josette Dunn on 11th August 2010

US retailer Bi-Lo is reportedly up for sale after its private-equity owner Lone Star Funds decided to put the business on the block.According to Reuters, Bi-Lo has already received interest from trade and private-equity houses.

Reuters said on Monday (9 August) that US retail giant Kroger and supermarket chain Publix were among the suitors for Bi-Lo, which fell into bankruptcy in March last year but emerged from protection in May.

Lone Star bought Bi-Lo, which runs over 200 supermarkets in the south of the US, from Dutch retail group Ahold in 2005.

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