Consider local for your holiday gifts with The Carolina Cheer Boxes available at Lowes Foods store in Jacksonville

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C, 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thinking about holidays gifts? Think local. Select Lowes Foods stores are offering special gifts of local products packaged together as The Carolina Cheer Boxes during the holiday season. The Cheer Boxes are available at the Lowes Foods store in Jacksonville located at 2421 Gum Branch Road.

The Cheer Boxes feature local products from the Carolinas including Carolina Mix Popcorn from Greensboro’s Chad’s Carolina Corn, Ginger Spice Moravian Cookies from Winston-Salem’s Salem Baking Company, Blackberry Jelly from Reidsville’s Fogwood Food, Lemon Buds from Nashville’s Butterfields, Low Country Boil Peanuts from Hartsville’s (South Carolina) Gillespie’s Peanuts, Red Bird Mints from Lexington’s (North Carolina) Piedmont Candy Company and Honey from Pickens’ (South Carolina) Bee Well Honey Farm & Supply.

“We introduced the Cheer Boxes in limited supplies last year, and they quickly became a popular item among our customers,” Lowes Foods’ senior vice president brand strategy Heather George said. “Our Cheer Boxes are hand-curated and feature some wonderful local products from North and South Carolina. They’re an easy, thoughtful gift for anyone and come in a one-size-fits-all box filled with joy and good eating. We’ve even included the ‘To, From’ tag on top of the box for ease.”

Lowes Foods’ Carolina Cheer Boxes retail for $24.99 and are available only while supplies last. In addition to Jacksonville, Lowes Foods is offering Cheer Boxes at select stores in the Piedmont Triad, Harrisburg, Hickory, Knightdale, Mooresville, Pinehurst, Raleigh, Southern Pines, Wake Forest, North Carolina and Greer and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

About Lowes Foods

Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs approximately 9,000 people and operates nearly 100 full-service supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Locally owned and operated, Lowes Foods is truly a homegrown company committed to bringing community back to the table, by providing customers with the freshest and most innovative local products from local suppliers. The company maintains a strong focus on exceptional attention to our guests, with services like Lowes Foods-To-Go personal shopping and gas rewards discounts. To learn more, visit lowesfoods.com or follow Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter. Lowes Foods, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.

About Alex Lee, Inc.

Founded in 1931, Alex Lee is a family-owned and operated company that employs approximately 10,000 people. It serves as the parent company of Merchants Distributors, LLC, which provides full-service, wholesale distribution to supermarkets. In addition, Alex Lee is the parent company of Lowes Foods, which includes nearly 100 full-service grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as Just Save food stores in North Carolina. Alex Lee, Inc. is based in Hickory, NC.

For more information, please visit alexlee.com.

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New Research: Consumers Expect to Spend $422 on Holiday Gifts in 2016

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NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2016 — /EPR Retail News/ — New research undertaken by Fit Small Business has revealed trends around projected holiday spending this year. The study included questions on how much consumers expected to spend, their willingness to shop at small businesses, and reasons they may choose larger companies. The findings identified room for growth in marketing initiatives for the small business space, as well as overall support for local business.

Some of these findings included:

  • 52% of consumers plan to shop the weekend following Thanksgiving. Of those aged 35-54 surveyed, over 60% expect to spend $300 or more on gifts this holiday season.
  • Supporting local business emerged as the #1 reason consumers shop small, with 50% of respondents listing it as a major reason they would do so.
  • However, consumers are unaware of Small Business Saturday: over half (54%) said they had never heard of it, and only 15% said they planned to shop on Small Business Saturday.

David Waring, co-founder of Fit Small Business, commented on the findings, saying, “This research illustrates the work small businesses need to put in to make sure Small Business Saturday is a success for them this holiday season. While consumers are happy to support small, local business, they’re not always aware of initiatives to boost spending here. With marketing strategy from business owners it can be a successful and lucrative holiday season.”

This is a huge marketing opportunity for small businesses: Small Business Saturday offers small businesses the context to encourage consumers to shop small, allowing them to emphasize the most pertinent reason people do so – to support small businesses. The full results of the research can be found here.

For further information, please contact:
Katie Biggs, Digital Marketing
133399@email4pr.com
+1 718-709-4697

Fit Small Business: Marc Prosser and David Waring launched Fit Small Business in 2013 to help small business owners navigate the questions and difficulties that arise when running a business. Fit Small Business covers topics ranging from small business financing to managing employees to finding customers and building relationships.

David Waring: David Waring served as a top executive at Forex Capital Markets LLC, which he joined as an initial employee and grew to a publicly traded company with over 700 employees. Since then, David has launched several successful websites including Fit Small Business, which offers small businesses the advice and information they need to make the best decisions possible.

Holiday Gifts Your Family Will Thank You For

YourFamilyConstitution.com, a family relationship resource haven designed to help struggling families implement clarity, consistency and commitment in their homes, offers peace of mind this holiday season with best-selling book Your Family Constitution: A Modern Approach to Family Values & Household Structure.

Author Scott Gale, leverages his personal experiences with the highs and lows of parenting to develop a powerful tool that helps families deal with the daily challenges, utilizing what he calls the 3Cs- clarity, consistency and commitment. Your Family Constitution provides a step-by-step solutions that parents can follow to improve family communication, increase quality family time and reduce household tension.

The holidays are known for being a time of reflection, togetherness and, in most cases, added stress, strain and conflict. The pressures of shopping, festivities and gatherings can be enough to drive the tension level to the extremes; however, with the tips, tools and resources laid out in Your Family Constitution, readers can journey through introspective learning and reflection, identification and prioritization of household issues, and finally, implementation of boundaries and structure that leaves family members feeling more calm, connected and at peace.

With refreshing honesty and frankness, Scott Gale shares his experiences and helps parents identify the core issues within their own family dynamics. “The goal of this book was to provide parents a step-by-step approach to enhance and reconnect the family structure,” said Scott Gale, author of Your Family Constitution.

In this book, parents will learn how to determine which important traits they most want to pass on to their children….and how to effectively transfer those qualities in a fun and meaningful way. Readers can take an in-depth and personal look at the 3C’s (clarity, consistency and commitment) that every family needs to run smoothly.

Gale’s Family Constitution is a familial contract created by all members of the family, assuring a high level of ownership and commitment. It helps keep modern technological and cultural obstacles from impeding parents’ ability to raise hard-working, balanced and appreciative kids. The long term benefits of this book put it at the top of holiday gift ideas. For more benefits of this and other family relationship books, please visit http://www.yourfamilyconstitution.com/book for more information.

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Enjoy additional savings on affordable gifts and avoid crowds, with convenient online shopping and free shipping on orders over $149

AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors, announced today that selected overstock gifts and favors are reduced for additional savings this holiday season. Free monogramming or engraving are offered with many of the gift items, at no additional charge, adding a unique personal elegance to wedding party and holiday gift-giving.

“The holidays can be hard on the wallet, and even more challenging during tough economic times, however, savvy shoppers can still find ways to give memorable gifts without going over budget,” said Shirley Tan, chief executive officer, AmericanBridal.com. “Recognizing the need for affordable gift items this year, we have reduced prices on selected overstock gift items for wedding party, holiday or any occasion gift giving.”

Gifts for the bride-to-be or bridal party include jewelry to be worn on the wedding day, monogrammed purses, cosmetic bags and tote bags. Bridal garter sets or bejeweled hair sticks for the wedding day later become special keepsakes to commemorate the special day. An assortment of compact mirrors to suit each member of the bridal party, can be monogrammed with names and wedding date, for a special gesture of appreciation.

Holiday gifts for the groom or groomsmen range from the practical to posh. The embroidered cooler chair makes a great gift for outdoorsmen or sports fans. Because caps are a staple in many a guy’s wardrobe, the personalized baseball cap and bottle opener gets rave reviews from beachgoers. Gifts for the cigar aficionado include engraved silver-plated cigar cutter or satin cigar holder. Gentlemen who prefer a polished look will appreciate personalized cufflinks, pocket watch, business card holder or money clip in a variety of styles.

His and hers gifts include monogrammed golf towels, tee, divot tool and golf ball set, silver-plated or pink flasks and unisex embroidered waffle weave kimono robes. Personalized sports duffel bags come in either grey or pink for the bridal party or groomsmen. A modern personalized pull-up corkscrew or BlindWine wine-tasting game are the ideal gifts for wine lovers. Throw in a personalized padded wine cooler or personalized insulated Milan picnic tote for a perfect epicurean outing al fresco.

To receive these additional saving, please use the coupon codes “clearance60, bagsale60 or overstock30” at checkout. Free shipping is included on orders over $149.

AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, bridal shower favors, bridal shower ideas, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com
AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. From fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us at www.AmericanBridal.com.

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