CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Bi-Lo expects to spend more than $6 million this year in the Chattanooga area and add more than 100 new workers as it updates five area stores.

Officials said they plan even more store renovations in the region in 2013.

"We're reinvesting in the total market," said Fred Shropshier, Bi-Lo's regional vice president, as he and others marked the refurbishing of its Rivermont store off Hixson Pike last week.

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