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Lowes Foods Offers New Locally Handcrafted Frozen Ice Pops -- Winston-Salem, NC - April 1, 2013
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Lowes Food Stores, Inc. and Luna Pops, a Chapel Hill company known for its natural frozen treats proudly announces that these handcrafted treats will now be available in all Lowes Foods stores.

LunaPops are handcrafted, small batch frozen ice pops based on traditional Mexican paletas.  The ingredients include fresh fruit, fine chocolate, rBST-free milk from a family-owned local dairy and pure vanilla extract.

LunaPops come in a variety of delicious flavors including Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Pineapple Mango, Cookies and Cream, Sea Salt Caramel and Rhubarb Lime.  They will be available on an ongoing basis at Lowes Foods stores with a four pack retailing for $4.99.

LunaPops was founded by North Carolina husband and wife team, Jon and Dina Mills and is based in the Chapel Hill area where the products have grown in popularity around the UNC Chapel Hill campus.  LunaPops received the "Best New Food Award" at the Natural Products Expo East show in 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The addition of LunaPops to Lowes Foods' offerings continues to demonstrate Lowes Foods' commitment to providing its customers with a variety of locally produced products and the commitment to support North Carolina companies.

For more information on Luna Pops, please visit www.lunapops.com.  

About Lowe's Food Stores, Inc
Lowe's Food Stores, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.  Founded in 1954, Lowe's Food Stores, Inc. employs nearly 9,000 people and operates over 100 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.  The company is committed to offering fabulous fresh foods and delivering personal attention to each of its customers.  Locally owned and operated, Lowe's Food Stores, Inc. is committed to buying local products and supporting local suppliers.  They offer programs such as Lowes Foods to Go personal shopping service and an online meal planner that focuses on saving people time and money.  Information about these programs and other services offered by the company may be found at www.lowesfoods.com or by following Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter.

About Alex Lee

Founded in 1931, Alex Lee, Inc is a family owned company based in HickoryNorth Carolina.  Employing over 10,000 people, Alex Lee, Inc. is the holding company for: Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI) and Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc which includes JustSave Stores.  Locally owned and operated, Alex Lee, Inc. is a full-service food distribution operation with both grocery wholesale distribution and retail grocery stores.  More information on Alex Lee, Inc. can be found at www.alexlee.com

Contact:
Mary Jo Lee
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
(336) 775-3056
maryjo.lee@lowesfoods.com