“We have all new private brands in the store and several deals for our customers always going on,” Havana Harvey’s store manager James Woodard said Friday morning after the store reopened under new ownership, “including fuelperks.” Woodard said customers can save money on gas by buying qualifying products in the store. A gas credit is put on their Harvey’s card and can be redeemed at the Havana Shell Station.
Bi-Lo Holdings bought the Harvey’s supermarket brand and went through a 6-day conversion process last week, closing Saturday, May 3, and reopening Friday morning, May 9. The crowded parking lot during those change-over days were food vendors restocking the store, Woodard explained. The Havana Harvey’s was one of 14 stores that reopened Friday morning.
“We’re still Harvey’s,” Woodard said, allaying any worries about the store changing names, “and we will continue the Wednesday Super Savers.”
There are other savings opportunities as well.
“We also offer ‘What A Deals’ and ‘Make a Meals’ similar to Winn Dixie stores,” said Woodard. (Bi-Lo also owns the Winn Dixie grocery brand.)
“We have a lot of great price points,” he said, and pointed out a twin bag of charcoal at an almost $5 savings over a name brand charcoal.
“Our private brands include Southern Homes, Clear Value and Check Sodas,” Woodard said. He also mentioned that the deli and bakery had more variety.
“The store has been touched up and refreshed,” Woodard said,” and we welcome and appreciate our customers.”
Lois McBride shops Friday morning after Harvey’s reopened following a six-day change-over to new owners.
There was a steady flow of customers Friday checking out the “new” store while Harvey’s staff welcomed them to the store and made them feel appreciated.
“I think the store is excellent,” said Lois McBride who was one of the early Friday morning shoppers.
“They have more products. I really like it.”
Havana mayor T.J. Davis was also shopping Friday morning. “The store is shopper-friendly,” he said, “and has more to offer.”
CUTLINE 1: Havana Harvey’s store manager James Woodard touts Fuelperks, private brand names.
CUTLINE 2: Lois McBride shops Friday morning after Harvey’s reopened following a six-day change-over to new owners.