The sale of two Somerfield stores in Hawick and Galashiels will not impact on jobs, their new owner has said.
Somerfield is now owned by the Co-operative Group, which is in the process of rebranding most Somerfield supermarkets elsewhere in the country as Co-ops.
But the Hawick and Galashiels stores are instead being bought by Blackpool-based B&M.
It said the jobs of all 58 workers employed over the two sites were safe.
B&M has almost 200 shops across the UK and employs 5,000 staff.
It does not currently have a presence in the Scottish Borders, but does have outlets in the Lothians, Dumfries and Carlisle.
It specialises mainly in non-food retail, selling toys, electrical goods, clothing, textiles, household goods, toiletries and cosmetics and some confectionary.