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Lowes Foods Opens New Location in Wilkesboro-- Winston-Salem, NC - August 16, 2011
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Lowes Foods opened a new store location on Hwy 421 in Wilkesboro last Wednesday August 10th. The larger FreshSmart store at 1834 Winkler Street, Suite A will be replacing the store that was located just down the same strip in the Winkler Mill shopping center. The store has many new features that the previous store did not provide.

The new Lowes Foods store in Wilkesboro has an updated look with a larger selection of wine and beer, cheese and other gourmet choices. The store also has an updated Deli department with a salad bar and hot bar. One of the other features new to the Wilkesboro community is Lowes Foods to Go. This service allows customers to place their order online; the order is picked by a personal shopper, and then can be picked up by the curb at a designated time.

Grand opening specials will run from August 10th through September 13th. For a full version of the ad, visit

About Lowes Foods
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.  Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs 8500 people and operates 103 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, Lowes Foods is also 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 focus on saving people time and money. Information about these programs and other services offered by the company may be found at 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 Hickory, North Carolina.  Employing over 10,000 people, Alex Lee, Inc. is the holding company for three operating companies, Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI), Institution Food House, Inc. (IFH) and Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.  Locally owned and operated, Alex Lee, Inc. is the full service food distribution company with grocery wholesale distributors, foodservice distributors, and retail grocery stores.  More information on Alex Lee, Inc. can be found at


Beth Talley
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
(336) 775-3290