Belle Foods Birmingham http://apr.org en Ala.-Based Grocer Looking To Close 13 Stores http://apr.org/post/ala-based-grocer-looking-close-13-stores <P>Birmingham-based Belle Foods LLC., which filed for bankruptcy Monday, is planning to close 13 of its 57 stores within a month.</P> <P>A bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday that Belle Foods can close stores in Alabama, Florida and Georgia by Aug. 3 as part of its bankruptcy plan.</P> <P>The plan calls for the company to sell off assets to try reconciling a $42 million debt.</P> <P>Stores slated to close in Alabama include Food World locations in Hueytown, Gadsden, Florence, Decatur and Mobile.</P> <P>Four Food World Stories in Pensacola, Mary Esther and Niceville, Fla. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:02:17 +0000 The Associated Press 33480 at http://apr.org Ala.-Based Grocer Looking To Close 13 Stores Belle Foods Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy http://apr.org/post/belle-foods-files-chapter-11-bankruptcy <p>Birmingham-based Belle Foods has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying the company is struggling to pay debt with revenue from its 57 stores throughout the Southeast.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; AL.com (http://bit.ly/12ai8oy ) reports the company, which used to run Bruno's and Food World stores in the Birmingham area, filed for bankruptcy Monday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; In April, the company announced plans to hire 300 part-time workers at its stores in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi.<br> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:03:02 +0000 The Associated Press 33376 at http://apr.org Belle Foods Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy