June 27, 2014
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Harveys associate Bobby McGee, left joins a Harveys transition team lead on stage for a little fun.​

From May 3 through June 13, Bi-Lo Holdings associates have worked hard to complete the transition of 58 Harveys stores and to officially welcome Harveys associates to the Bi-Lo Holdings family.

Over the last seven weeks, teams have worked around the clock to complete the converisions while having a little fun. The transisiton in each store took place over a five-day period, with teams of individuals working hard to make operational changes to the store.

“We have been working hard to complete this transition so that we can continue to provide our customers with fresh, quality products and the great customer service that they deserve,” said Jimmy Purvis, Harveys regional vice president.

The store conversions weren’t all work and no play for Harveys associates. Each day, the team participated in fun educational games. Bobby McGee, a Harveys meat cutter at store No. 1668 in Homerville, Ga., decided to share his hobby of freestyle rapping with fellow associates when he got up on stage to lead the group in a song about all the hard work they were doing.

“I have been doing this as a hobby for about nine years, but this was the first time I ever got up on stage infront of an audience!” he said. “We were having so much fun with the transition that day that I just decided to jump on stage!”

The five-day transition allowed many associates at all the 58 Harveys stores to have a little fun, bond with their fellow associates and to have an opportunity to learn new systems to better serve our customers.

“We have worked hard through this transition process and could not have made it happen without the support of our Harveys associates,” Purvis said. “When our customers walk through the door of a Harveys store, they will be greeted by the same friendly faces and a team that is well educated on the new changes to help them get the most out of their Harveys Supermarket.”

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