Supermarket chain Winn Dixie bought out

POSTED: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 5:50pm

UPDATED: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 6:39pm

A South Carolina-based food store is buying the Winn Dixie supermarket chain.

Bi-Lo is buying the almost 700 stores for about $560 million.

Winn Dixie has 51 stores in the state, including nine in Baton Rouge.

Bi-Lo says they're not planning any stores to close because of the merger. No word on any of the 63,000 employees hired by Winn Dixie yet.

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