June 12, 2015
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In a crust-to-crust showdown of 435 pies in 25 commercial categories, six of Southeastern Grocers’ original pies rose to the top to win the coverted blue ribbon seal of approval from the American Pie Council. Those wins made Southeastern Grocer the top-winning grocery chain in the competition and the sixth-highest winner overall.

The six original pies won in the commercial category of the highest qualified pie taste test in the United States -- the National Pie Championship, held this year in in Orlando, Florida. And BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie will be featuring the apple pie with caramel drizzle for $4 from June 14 through July 14.

The six winning pies included Southeastern Grocers’ no sugar added cherry pie; the sour cream lemon single serve pie for the second year in a row; strawberry rhubarb pie; apple pie with caramel drizzle; apple brown betty pie; and the classic no sugar added pecan pie.

Southeastern Grocers pies have won more than 20 APC awards over the last six years. This year was the first year that both apple pies and the pecan pie took home awards from the competition.

The APC is the only organization committed to preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting Americans’ love affair with pies. Each year, the organization hosts the National Pie Championships where amateur, professional and commercial pie bakers are invited to compete in their respective categories for the best pies in the country.

“We are extremely proud of the awards that our pies have won and continue to win at the American Pie Council National Pie Championship,” said Vice President of Bakery Renay Dossman. “Our team puts a lot of hard work into perfecting our pies and we continuously make sure that our pies contain the freshest ingredients. Our customers and associates deserve to have the best products at the best price. Four dollars is a great value for a great tasting, award-winning pie.”

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