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Lowes Foods to Close Three Stores; Three New Stores Under Construction -- Winston-Salem, NC - October 9, 2013
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Lowes Foods, LLC announced today that it will be closing three stores in North Carolina as part of its strategic plans for 2014.  The three stores will be closed by mid-November 2013 and include a Lowes Foods store at 210 Avery Avenue in Morganton and two Just Save stores at 807 Main Street, Scotland Neck and 516 E. Nash Street in Spring Hope. 

Employees in the closing stores will be offered positions at other Lowes Foods and Just Save stores.  Where this is geographically impractical, Lowes Foods will provide financial assistance for transitioning to new positions.

Lowes Foods, LLC has an aggressive capital expansion program already underway for 2014.  New stores are currently under construction in Carolina Forest and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, with a new store in Jacksonville, North Carolina expected to begin construction this week.

As part of its multi-million dollar capital investment in 2013 and 2014, Lowes Foods will be remodeling many of its stores in North and South Carolina.  The company is committed to offering enhanced and superior grocery services with a strong focus on "local."  Total store count will remain unchanged.

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 Just Save
Just Save is part of Alex Lee, Inc., a family-owned company that has been in business since 1931.  Headquartered in Winston-Salem, Just Save is often affectionately referred to as Lowes Foods' "frugal cousin" and strives to offer great products and services to budget conscious consumers.  Just Save focuses on local companies and purchasing local products and is an active participant in the communities in which it serves.  More information on Just Save can be found on


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