Several Columbia-area BI-LO grocery stores are closing pharmacies

Four BI-LO groceries in and around Columbia, SC, are closing their pharmacies as a result of a pending sale of the stores to Food Lion. Two of the four stores closing their pharmacies are in Columbia and two are in Cayce. Patients' prescriptions from those locations will be transferred to nearby pharmacies.

Four BI-LO groceries in and around Columbia, SC, are closing their pharmacies as a result of a pending sale of the stores to Food Lion. Two of the four stores closing their pharmacies are in Columbia and two are in Cayce. Patients' prescriptions from those locations will be transferred to nearby pharmacies. Food Lion said in announcing the acquisition earlier this month that it will hire at least 4,650 employees to work at the 62 stores across South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. Thirty-eight of the 83 BI-LO stores in South Carolina were included in the sale, and 46 BI-LO stores overall were part of the transaction. The stores will be converted to the Food Lion brand between January and April 2021 and will continue to operate as BI-LO stores until the acquisition is complete. In addition to selling the 62 Harvey's and BI-LO stores to Food Lion, Southeastern Grocers also will transition a distribution center in Mauldin to Ahold Delhaize USA Distribution in order to support the stores.