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Lowe's Foods Stores, Inc. Announces Grand Opening of New Just $ave Store in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, March 13th
-- Winston-Salem, NC - March 12, 2013
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Lowe's Foods will open a brand new Just $ave Foods store at 5300 Sunset Road in Charlotte, NC. This is the most recent Just Save store to open in the Carolinas and the first in the Charlotte area.  The new Just $ave is based on extensive customer research which shows that customers are looking for more and better ways to save money, save time and support their communities. 

Grand Opening events will take place at the store at 5300 Sunset Road all day on Wednesday beginning at 7 am.  Grand Opening day activities include Gift Card Giveaways, free popcorn and balloons, free samples and coupons, free newspapers, visits from Ruby the Blue Rhino and the Pet Cow, free savings class registration, rides in the NCDA Big Cart and more!  Events continuing through the week will include additional food samplings, product/goody bag giveaways, a visit from the Pillsbury Dough Boy, a Wheel of Wow Prize Wheel and a Saturday visit from Squeeky the Mouse, the official Danger Ranger Mascot.

Just $ave features 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 help customers save time in the kitchen.  Just $ave offers great ways for customers to save money including a “Dollar Spot” aisle, Wall of Values and bins of savings. One of the most popular Just $ave features is the meat department’s “Pick 5 for $19.99” where customers can choose from over 30 meat and 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 with friendly, familiar faces to serve customers. The customer service center will be centrally located between the registers in order to make checkout faster and more convenient. The company looks forward to playing an active role in the Charlotte community focusing 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 www.justsavefoods.com.

About Lowe's Food Stores, Inc
Lowe's Food Stores, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.  Founded in 1954, Lowe's Food Stores, Inc. 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, Lowe's Food Stores, Inc. 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 www.lowesfoods.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: 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 www.alexlee.com

Contact:
Mary Jo Lee
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
(336) 775-3056
maryjo.lee@lowesfoods.com