Harveys Supermarkets

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Harveys Supermarkets
Type Subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers
Industry Retail
Founded 1950
Headquarters Nashville, Georgia, U.S.
Number of locations 72 (2012)[1]
Key people Tom Robinson, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Products Grocery
Website harveys-supermarkets.com

J.H. Harvey Co., LLC is a supermarket chain with stores in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. The majority of the Harveys stores are between 18,000 and 35,000 square feet (3,300 m2). The company is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers.

History[edit]

The chain was founded by Joe Harvey in Nashville, Georgia, in 1950. Harveys had grown from a total of 22 stores in 1981 to the current 68 stores. Harveys' growth during the 1990s was primarily through acquisitions.

Delhaize acquisition[edit]

In 2003, Delhaize Group acquired the then 43-store strong Harveys chain for $26.1 million. Since the acquisition, Harveys and sister chain Food Lion have engaged in a number of synergies: over a dozen Food Lion stores have been converted to Harveys; Procurement, supply chain, and back office functions are now handled by Food Lion; and while Harveys management is still headquartered in Nashville, Georgia, they answer to Food Lion management in Salisbury, North Carolina.

In May 2006, Harveys announced they would close their warehouse and distribution center in Nashville, Georgia to trim costs and enhance the resources of Food Lion, affecting about 200 employees in the process. Food Lion will now support Harveys stores through their own distribution centers in South Carolina and Florida.[2]

Corporate Headquarters in Nashville, Georgia

In May 2013, Harveys was sold along with sister supermarket chains Sweetbay and Reid's to BI-LO, LLC for $265 million.[3]

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