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New Just$ave Stores to Open in Roxboro and Thomasville -- Winston-Salem, NC - September 26, 2011
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Lowes Foods will re-open two new stores as Just $ave Foods in Roxboro and Thomasville this week. Both stores have closed their doors as Lowes Foods this week and will reopen as Just $ave on September 30th. Grand opening activities will be held on October 5th with live radio remotes, product sampling and prize giveaways. The new format is based on extensive customer research that shows that customers are looking for more ways to save money, save time and support their communities.

The stores will offer many great ways to save 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” offering. The store brand products such as Lowes Foods, Better Valu and Top Care will still be available. Just $ave will also feature a number of Blue Ribbon products which are the best of the best in each department, including fried chicken, sweet tea, apple pie, pound cake, fresh ground sausage and more. These ready-made products will help customers save time in the kitchen. 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 has partnered with WilcoHess to offer Fuel Rewards so customers can earn $0.05 off per gallon of gas for every $100 they spend in groceries.

On top of all of the great ways to save, Just$ave will offer 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.

Thomasville Fast Facts:

Store Address: 1418 National Highway, Thomasville, NC 27360
Opening Date: September 30, 2011
Grand Opening Date: October 5, 2011
Square Footage: 39,087
Store Hours: 7:00am – 11:00pm
Check-Out Lanes: 7 checkouts and service desk

Roxboro Fast Facts:
Store Address: 816 N. Madison Ave., Roxboro, NC 27573
Opening Date: September 30, 2011
Grand Opening Date: October 5, 2011
Square Footage: 37,931
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 7:00am – 10:00pm; Sun 8:00am – 10:00pm
Check-Out Lanes: 6 checkouts

Features and Departments:

Quality Cut Meats• Local Produce • Produce Excellence Certified Employees • Full Service Deli • Deli Salads Made In-Store • Fresh Fried Chicken prepared daily • Party Trays • Slicing Meats & Cheeses • Certified Cake Decorators • Custom Cakes • Wine and Beer • Coinstar • Red Box DVD Rental Kiosk • NuVal Nutritional Scoring System • Fuel Rewards • Carryout Service • NC Education Lottery

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 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