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Lowes Foods to Break Ground on New Shopping Center Project in Jacksonville, NC-- Winston-Salem, NC - October 8, 2013
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Lowes Foods is pleased to announce the initial site preparation is beginning on a 56,500 square foot retail shopping center to open in late summer 2014 at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Gum Branch Road in Jacksonville, NC.  This complex will feature a newly designed 49,500 square foot Lowes Foods store as the retail anchor and 7,000 square feet for small shop retailers.  The retail center will span across an eight acre site and will be developed and owned by Alex Lee, Inc., the family-owned holding company of Lowes Foods based in Hickory, NC. 

This newest project serves as an extension of Lowes Foods' commitment to local economic growth and the provision of excellence in grocery shopping experience for its customers in local communities all across the Carolinas.

Specific inquiries regarding this property should be directed to Roger Henderson, Vice President of Real Estate, Alex Lee, Inc. or 336-775-3005.

About Lowes Foods, LLC
Lowes Foods, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc. Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods, LLC 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, Lowes Foods, LLC, 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 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 Merchants Distributors, LLC and Lowes Foods, LLC which includes Just Save 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



Mary Jo Lee

Lowes Foods, LLC
(336) 775-3056