Southeastern Grocers LLC, parent company of chains like Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo, and Harveys, is scaling back in several states.
The Jax Daily Record reports that the retailer laying off up to 250 employees in seven southern states including:
The company attributed the cuts to restructuring its operating model and smoothing out inefficiencies, according to the report, following a comprehensive review from new Southeastern Grocers CEO Ian McLeod.
“The changes will enable Southeastern Grocers to reinvest in improved quality, service and value for customers, develop store improvement programs across the network and support the stores more effectively,” the company said in a statement. “The efficiencies will also enable Southeastern Grocers to better address the needs of its customers.”
According to the report, those that will be laid off will receive health benefits for the duration of their employment, as well as their employee discount for a year after they are dismissed.
DeliMarket News will continue to follow the chain’s movements and other potential changes made under its new leadership, so stay tuned.