New Bruno’s Owners Strong Advocates for Autism

Southern Family Markets, the new owners of a number of Bruno’s and Foodworld Supermarkets, announced today that they will promote and distribute pecan products for Glenwood, Autism and Behavioral Health Center’s fundraising efforts. Southern Family Markets (SFM) will be partnering with Glenwood’s 2009 Annual Pecan Fundraiser, as well as has suggested further participation by promoting a 2010 Autism awareness emphasis campaign.

Glenwood, and CEO, Lee Yount is excited to have the support of a major Southeast corporation like Southern Family Markets that will make a difference in the lives of so many individuals with autism. “Southern Family Markets is committed to continuing community involvement, in their store locations, and hopes to enhance Glenwood’s future fundraisers by expanding this partnership to two events.”

Jeff Burkhead, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Southern Family Markets, said “We are delighted to continue our tradition of community involvement. It is unfortunate that this economy has resulted in hard times for many retailers and charities across the nation. Southern Family Markets will do everything possible to enhance the future fundraising campaigns of Glenwood.”

SFM recently purchased thirty-one Bruno’s and Food World locations in Alabama and Florida.

Lee Yount, CEO of Glenwood said the offer from Southern Family Markets is an answer to prayers. “This is music to our ears! To have the support of a major Southeastern corporation like Southern Family Markets is indicative of a true community oriented partner that gives back to their area by helping individuals less fortunate who need assistance,” said Yount.

About Southern Family Markets:

  • Locally managed with its southeastern headquarters at 800 Lakeshore Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • SFM currently operates (13) Southern Family Markets, (28) Piggly Wiggly stores and (10) SFM liquor stores in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Georgia.
  • Recently purchased an additional 31 stores under the names Bruno’s and Food World that will transition during June 2009.
  • SFM is an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., of Keene, NH.
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