FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Winston-Salem, NC – November 28, 2012 – In June, Lowes Foods acquired the Asheville store at 1378 Hendersonville Road from Harris Teeter. Over the past several months we have enjoyed serving and getting to know the customers in this community. We appreciate your support, but we have made the difficult decision to close this store effective December 15, 2012.
Since entering Asheville, we unfortunately have not realized the results we expected. The lease on the store is ending, and we have decided not to renew. We regret having to close the store and have offered all employees either a relocation or a severance package.
Lowes Foods views its employees as a top priority because without them, we could not have served you so well. We want to thank all of our Asheville employees for their hard work and dedication.
About Lowes Foods
Lowe’s Foods is a family-owned, Carolinas-based company that actively works to source product from local farmers and manufacturers. Lowe’s Foods is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc. Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs 8500 people and operates over 100 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia under the Just Save and Lowes Foods banners. The company is committed to improving the communities where they operate by helping customers save time and money, offering nutrition education, and leading the state’s largest food drive. They offer programs such as Lowes Foods To Go personal shopping service and Fresh Rewards, a program that provides savings in store, at the gas pump, and on-line. Information about these programs and other services offered by the company may be found at www.lowesfoods.com, www.justsavefoods.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 Hickory, North Carolina. Employing over 10,000 people, Alex Lee, Inc. is the holding company for two operating companies, Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI), and Lowe’s Foods. Locally owned and operated, Alex Lee, Inc. is a full service food distribution company with grocery wholesale distributors and retail grocery stores. More information on Alex Lee, Inc. can be found at www.alexlee.com.
Mary Jo Lee