Most Pensacola Food Worlds Sold; Belle Foods Stores To Be Auctioned Off

August 15, 2013

Bankrupt Belle Foods will sell seven stores — including several Pensacola Food Worlds — for over $1.3 million, while the company’s 44 other stories are set to be on the auction block next month.

Belle already has buyers for three of four Food World stores in Pensacola.  Autry Greer & Sons, which operates Greer’s Market and Cash Saver stores in three states, has offered $100,000 for the Barrancas Avenue Food World in Pensacola. Malloy Grocery has offered $150,000 for North Davis Highway Food World in Pensacola, while there is a $150,000 offer for the Lillian Highway Food World from Fisher Douglas LLC. There has been no reported offer for the Food World on Pine Forest Road in Pensacola.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama has approved a new debtor-in-possession agreement between Belle Foods and its primary lendor, C&S Wholesale Grocers. Belle owes C&S $38.3 million, including $5 million to increase shelf stock and clean up 44 stores to be sold at a court- approved auction on September 24. C&S hopes to recover its money with auction proceeds.

The auction includes all remaining Belle Foods stores, including Atmore and Brewton.

Pictured: Belle Foods in Atmore. file photo, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Most Pensacola Food Worlds Sold; Belle Foods Stores To Be Auctioned Off”

  1. Lisa Watson on August 22nd, 2013 2:51 pm

    I’ve never heard of Malloy Grocery. I hope they are good, we need a grocery store on Davis HIghway!

  2. Robert S. on August 15th, 2013 5:50 pm

    Good News
    Friday morning, August 16th is opening day for Greer’s Cash Saver Cost Plus Food Outlet on Barrancas Ave.

    GREAT News
    The employees and managers (I was told) have been rehired by Greer’s and will be working the newly opened store. Really pleased to hear they have jobs and work and paychecks.

  3. worried on August 15th, 2013 4:22 am

    I am sorry to hear this. The Atmore store has been great. The people always helpful and store clean. I hope when sold the people keep their jobs.

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