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Lowes Foods Re-Opens Pinehurst Location -- Winston-Salem, NC - September 20, 2011
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Lowes Foods is re-opening the Pinehurst location on Wednesday September 21, 2011. The 49,145 square foot FreshSmart store at 266 Central Park Avenue in the Olmstead Shopping Center in Pinehurst will be open from 7:00am until midnight daily. The store has many new features designed to give its customers a more pleasant and convenient shopping experience. Grand opening events on Wednesday include a prize wheel giveaway, free product sampling and a live radio broadcast with 96.5 Bob FM beginning at 10:00am.

The updated Lowes Foods store in Pinehurst has a larger selection of wine and beer, cheese and other gourmet choices. The produce department has the added feature of cut and ready vegetables. Vegetables are already prepared for added convenience and sold by the pound so customers can pick as much or as little as they need. The store also has an updated Deli department with a salad bar.

One of the other features new to the Pinehurst 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. Customers who use the Lowes Foods to Go service over the next four weeks will be offered a variety of free products and an entry for a chance to win Lowes Foods gift cards, an iPod shuffle and free future Lowes Foods to Go personal shopping.

Grand opening specials will run from September 21st through October 18th. 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 108 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