BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA) -- A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a bid by Associated Wholesale Grocers to purchase 43 from Belle Foods.
AWG was the only company to bid on the locations, which includes Southern Family Market in Columbus and Piggly Wiggly in Starkville.
The agreement has a price tag of $16.13 million.
The bid said the company intended to keep 30 stores open and close the other 13.
Company officials have not responded to a request by WTVA for more information regarding the sale.