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Published reports say that Harris Teeter has entered a bid for nine of the stores being sold by Winn-Dixie in North Carolina.

The units are in Charlotte, Greensboro, Burlington, Boone, High Point and Raleigh.

Cost of the acquisition: $16.75 million.

The deal has to be approved by the bankruptcy court that is overseeing Winn-Dixie’s affairs.

Just yesterday, it was revealed that Supervalu bid $9.5 million for seven Winn-Dixie units, and that Bi-Lo bid $9 million for another 20 stores. In all, Winn-Dixie has announced that it is shutting down and/or selling 326 stores and eliminating 22,000 jobs in an effort to stave off complete obsolescence.
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