Harveys Supermarkets

Harveys Supermarket
Subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers
Industry Retail
Founded 1924
Headquarters Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Number of locations
Key people
Ian McLeod, President & CEO
Products Grocery
Number of employees
About 3,000
Website www.harveyssupermarkets.com

J.H. Harvey Co., LLC is a supermarket chain with stores in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North 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, which is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida


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 58 stores. Harveys' growth during the 1990s was primarily through acquisitions.

Delhaize Acquisition

In 2003, Delhaize Group acquired the then 43-store strong Harveys chain for $26.1 million. After the acquisition, Harveys and sister chain Food Lion engaged in a number of synergies: over a dozen Food Lion stores were converted to Harveys; Procurement, supply chain, and back office functions were 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 would support Harveys stores through their own distribution centers in South Carolina and Florida.[1]

BI-LO, LLC acquisition

In May 2013, Harveys was sold along with sister supermarket chains Sweetbay and Reid's to BI-LO, LLC for $265 million.[2]

In July 2016 Southeastern Grocers rebranded a BI-LO location in Charlotte, North Carolina to the Harveys banner. This becomes the first North Carolina location for the Harveys brand.[3] In November 2016, Southeastern Grocers converted 16 Winn-Dixie and BI-LO stores to the Harverys Supermarket banner.[4] These included two BI-LO locations in Augusta, Georgia, two additional Charlotte, North Carolina BI-LO locations, three BI-LO locations in Columbia, South Carolina, and a BI-LO location in Greenwood, South Carolina. An additional seven Winn-Dixie Florida locations were converted with six of them in Jacksonville. 55 other Harveys locations, mainly in Georgia, were upgraded as well.[5][6][7][8]


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