As Piggly Wiggly Gets Carved Up, Customers Cry

Courtesy Fresh Brands, Inc.

Piggly Wiggly Carolina, a family-owned grocery chain based in Charleston, S.C., recently announced a deal (PDF) to sell about half of its stores to bigger rivals Harris Teeter and Bi-Lo Holding. As one might expect for an employee-owned company with the tag-line “Local Since Forever,” the reaction was sizable and swift.

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