Winn-Dixie bought out in $650 million deal
No South Florida stores set to close
MIAMI – One of Florida's largest supermarket chains was just bought out.
Bi-Lo supermarkets announced on Monday that it is buying the Winn-Dixie chain for $650 million.
The new combined company will have nearly 700-stores and 63,000 workers.
Bi-Lo, which is based in South Carolina, said no store closings are expected and that the Winn-Dixie name will remain because of its strong brand recognition.
Shares of Winn-Dixie jumped about 70 percent in early trading on Monday.
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