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New Just $ave Store Now Open in Scotland Neck, NC
-- Winston-Salem, NC - March 4, 2013
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Lowe's Food Stores, Inc will open a new Just $ave Foods store in Scotland Neck, NC. This store closed as a Lowes Foods on February 28th and re-opened as Just $ave on March 1st.  The new Just $ave is based on extensive customer research which shows that customers are looking for more ways to save money, save time and support their communities.  This is the most recent Just $ave store to open in a series of conversions across the Carolinas.

A Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting will take place at the store at 807 Main Street on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10am.  Scotland Neck Mayor Leonard Bunting and the Scotland Neck Fire Department will be in attendance for the ceremony.  Events continuing through the week will include on-site visits from the Just $ave Smart Shoppers, numerous food samplings, gift card give-a-ways, a "Wheel of Wow" prize wheel and a Saturday visit from Squeeky the Mouse, the official Danger Ranger mascot.

Just $ave offers many great ways to stretch your budget including a “Dollar Spot” aisle, Wall of Values and bins of savings. One of the most popular Just$ave programs is the meat department’s “Pick 5 for $19.99” where customers can choose from over 30 fresh or frozen chicken, beef, pork or seafood items.  Many products available in the store will be sourced locally, allowing a lower cost of distribution and fresher products for the customer while supporting other North Carolina based businesses.

Just $ave provides many of the same great programs offered by Lowes Foods such as Gas Rewards and NuVal® nutritional scoring. Gas Rewards is a partnership with WilcoHess that allows customers to earn $0.05 off per gallon of gas for every $100 they spend in groceries at Just $ave. NuVal is a nutritional scoring system that rates foods from one to one hundred based on their nutritional content. This number is displayed on the product’s shelf tag so that customers can tell the overall nutrition of an item at a glance.

On top of all of the great ways to save, Just $ave offers hometown customer service, and the same familiar faces will be there to serve customers. The new customer service center will be centrally located between the registers in order to make checkout faster and more convenient. The company will continue to play an active role in the community and focus on programs that help feed the hungry and educate our youth.

About Just $ave
Just $ave is part of Alex Lee, Inc., a family-owned company that has been in business since 1931. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, Just $ave is often affectionately referred to as Lowes Foods’ “frugal cousin” and strives to offer great products and services to budget conscious consumers. Just$ave focuses on local companies and purchasing local products and is an active participant in the communities in which it serves. More information on Just $ave 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, Inc. (MDI) and Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.  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
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
(336) 775-3056