Bi-Lo celebrates new stores in Charleston area

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Five of the 22 Piggly Wiggly stores slated to be rebranded as Bi-Lo stores opened Friday.

      The stores have new signs but Bi-Lo officials say you can expect the same familiar faces and a mix of the same products that were in the stores previously.

      The new BI-LO stores are located at:

      {}{}{}{}{}{} 445 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C.

      {}{}{}{}{}{} 630 Skylark Drive, Charleston, S.C.

      {}{}{}{}{}{} 9616 Highway 78, Ladson, S.C.

      {}{}{}{}{}{} 104 Jungle Road, Edisto Beach, S.C.

      {}{}{}{}{}{} 3575 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, S.C.

      "We are excited to welcome these new Bi-Lo stores to the Charleston market," said Rusty Streetman, Eastern region vice president for Bi-Lo stores. "We invite shoppers to visit the stores and learn more about Bi-Lo's money-saving programs and quality products."

      Bi-Lo will be bringing along their usual brands and their Fuel Perks rewards program where customers can earn discounts on fuel purchases at participating gas stations.

      {}"While the names on the stores have changed, what has not is what matters most - providing shoppers with friendly customer service and the freshest foods at the greatest prices, while giving back to the neighborhoods each store serves," said Streetman.

      The new Bi-Lo stores are five of 22 stores in South Carolina and coastal Georgia purchased earlier this year from Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company Inc. by Bi-Lo Holdings LLC, parent company of the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery chains.