Lowes Foods to attempt set a world record for the Largest Cake Walk; will benefit all schools in the Lexington One school district

LEXINGTON, SC, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — In partnership with the Lexington County Blowfish, Lowes Foods will attempt to set a world record for the Largest Cake Walk. The event will happen at the Blowfish game against the Forest City Owls on July 15th. For $5, participants will have five chances to win a Cakery Cake from Lowes Foods and a One Year subscription to Lowes Foods to Go, the online ordering service where guests can select their groceries online and have Lowes Foods hosts do the shopping for them (a $120 value). All money raised will be donated to the Lexington One Educational Foundation, which benefits all schools in the Lexington One school
district.

For the unfamiliar, the Cake Walk is a quintessentially southern activity held at Fall Festivals and Spring Flings to raise money for schools and churches. Like musical chairs, participants stand on a series of numbers fashioned in a circle and walk when music plays. When the music stops, the contestants stop on a number. Unlike musical chairs, everyone has a spot. A number is drawn, and the person standing on that square wins the cake.

“We thought this was a great way for us to help the schools and put Lexington on the map fo setting a world record,” said Scott McCaffrey, the Store Manager of the new Lowes Foods which will be opening on Sunset Boulevard. “The great news is that everyone who plays will receive a piece of cake, and we’re also planning some other surprises during the game to thank the folks who come out to help us.”

“We are grateful to have Lowes Foods and the Lexington County Blowfish partner in this exciting and fun way to support our students and schools in Lexington One,” said Julie Anderson Washburn, executive director for the Lexington One Educational Foundation

“The Blowfish are excited to team up with Lowes Foods for this fun, world record promotion at the ballpark! Blowfish baseball is all about family fun and entertainment,” said Blowfish owner Bill Shanahan. “We’re honored to help raise funds and awareness for such a great organization the Lexington District One Foundation.”

People interested in participating can sign up at the Lowes Foods Midlands Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LowesFoodsMidlands. Lexington County Baseball Stadium is located at 474 Ballpark Road in Lexington. The gates will open early, so here are the times for the night’s events:
5:30 – Gates open and time to register
6:00 – Cake Walkers go on the field
6:20 – Cake Walk begins!
7:05 – Game Time

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, LL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.

About Lexington School District One Educational Foundation
Established in 1994 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Lexington One Educational Foundation enriches the quality of life in our community by raising and managing funds to support education. Annually, the Foundation works to build partnerships with individuals and corporations in order to enhance the educational opportunities for Lexington School District One students and schools. Visit www.lexington1.net/educationalfoundation to learn more about our mission and how to give.

About the Blowfish
The Lexington County Blowfish are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League since 2006. The CPL is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted. Blowfish players come from colleges and universities from across the nation including the USC Gamecocks, Clemson Tigers, Coastal Carolina and many others.

News media contact:
Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

Source:  Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods to celebrate the grand opening of its first Lexington, SC store on Wednesday, May 24

LEXINGTON, S.C., 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer, will celebrate the grand opening of its first Lexington, SC store, located at the Northwest corner of Charter Oak Road and Augusta Road, on Wednesday, May 24 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.

“We are thrilled to share our new Lexington store with the entire community. It represents the latest addition in our journey to completely reimagine the grocery shopping experience and inspire guests,” Lowes Foods president Tim Lowe said. “Like all of our stores, the Lexington store is very focused on supporting all things local while providing exceptional attention to our guests. Our commitment includes offering produce sourced through our partnership with more than 200 local farmers and featuring a wide assortment of unique local products found throughout the store.”

The Lowes Foods’ Fuel Center, located in front of the store, will open on Wednesday, May 17. As part of the celebration, five lucky guests will win free gas for a year. Rules and more information can be found at www. lowesfoods.com/lexington-promotions

The store will include special concepts called Lowes Foods Originals.
 A focal point of the store is the Lowes Foods Community Table, where shoppers can gather to sample, enjoy and be inspired to prepare new kinds of foods. The Community Table, which is constructed of reclaimed wood from old barns, also will offer events such as recipe sampling, crafts for children, and eating tips

 The Beer Den features an extensive craft beer collection, including numerous Carolinas-based beers. Guests can purchase 64 or 32 ounce growlers and then have them filled direct from the tap or purchase bottles to create their own favorite six packs. With this area, guests can Sip and Shop by purchasing a pint of beer to enjoy while they are picking up their groceries or sit down at the bar.

 If Willy Wonka had made sausage instead of chocolate, his famous factory would have been SausageWorks at Lowes Foods. You can get anything from a traditional brat to wild and wacky flavors like bourbon and sweet tea or pumpkin.

 The Cakery features frosting made with real butter and real cream and opportunities to join in The Cakery Walk. A whimsical bakery where being square is incredibly cool, The Cakery features “Scrumptiouslyumptiously” delicious square cakes in a variety of sizes.

 Breadcrumb brings the bakery experience to life by featuring fresh-baked artisanal breads that are hand-crafted, all natural and have no preservatives. Fresh-from-the-oven loaves are available from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm every day – perfect to pick up for dinner.

 Smokehouse will offer daily rotations of wood-smoked meats – including beef, pork, chicken and salmon – using a variety of woods to infuse flavor.

 At Sammy’s the menu includes signature sandwiches that feature ingredients from the Lowes Foods Originals such as SausageWorks, Chicken Kitchen, and Smokehouse. There are also create-yourown sandwiches, pizzas, and paninis which can be heated and ready to eat in just 90 seconds.

 The Chicken Kitchen includes a variety of prepared chicken, including wings, fried, and rotisserie chicken. When hot chicken comes out of the rotisserie oven, Chicken Kitchen hosts perform a special version of the Chicken Dance and invite guests to join the fun.

 Pick & Prep is like having your own personal sous chef. Guests can pick the fruits and vegetables they want, and the trained professionals will slice, dice, or julienne.

In addition to these new offerings, the new Lexington store features a wide assortment of organics, Certified Angus beef and Dry Aged beef, and a clip-your-own herb garden.

The store also offers the Lowes Foods-To-Go online personal shopping service. Guests can select their groceries online, and Lowes Foods’ personal shoppers get to work. For pick up, guests drive through the Lowes Foods-to-Go pick up lane and the groceries are loaded into the car. It’s as easy as click and collect.

Lowe said construction is continuing on Lowes Foods’ second location in the Lexington area located off Hope Ferry Road at U.S. 378. He said the second store will open sometime this summer. Lowes Foods opened two stores in Greer and Simpsonville last year and plans to open stores in Summerville, Mt. Pleasant and a third location in the Greenville area.

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.

Media Contact:
Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660
scott@capturevalue.com

Source: Lowes Foods

Vivian Howard book signing at Lowes Foods in Wilmington on Friday, December 9

WILMINGTON, N.C., 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Noted chef, television personality and author Vivian Howard will be at Lowes Foods in Wilmington on Friday, December 9 from 4-6 p.m. Lowes Foods is located at 341 South College Street. While at Lowes Foods, she will sign her New York Times best-selling cookbook Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South, for guests at the store’s Community Table.

The cost of the event is $40 and includes a copy of the book. There is a limit on the number of guests that can be accommodated, and past events have sold out quickly. Registration is available online by going to Eventbrite and searching for “Vivian Howard Book Signing.” (Link: Vivian Howard at Lowes Foods.) In addition to the book, Lowes Foods hosts will be sampling recipes they prepared from the book. These will include dishes featuring products made in the Carolinas.

“Vivian is an amazing advocate of Carolina food traditions. Her book is full of heartfelt stories about farmers and food producers, along with delicious recipes you will want to try at home,” Lowes Foods’ senior vice president brand strategy Heather George said. “We are thrilled to have her as a partner in holding up the food that makes the Carolinas unique.”

Born in Deep Run, North Carolina to tobacco and hog farming parents, Howard learned early on to appreciate the ebb and flow of eating with the seasons. In 2006, Howard and her now husband, Ben Knight, opened a farm-to-fork restaurant in Kinston named Chef & the Farmer. She has also produced “A Chef’s Life,” an award-winning PBS series that celebrates family, work, and food.

Howard was named a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast five consecutive times: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Chef & the Farmer has been given a AAA Four Diamond Award three times: 2010, 2011, and 2012, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2009 and was named an OpenTable Top 100 Restaurants in America in 2011. “A Chef’s Life” is a 2014 Peabody winner, a 2014 James Beard Foundation Award finalist for Television Program on Location, and a 2015 Daytime Emmy winner for Best Directing of a Lifestyle/Travel/Culinary program. Howard also was nominated in consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Personality/Host and won the second time, in 2016.

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.

Media Contact:

Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660
scott@capturevalue.com

Source: Lowe’s Food

Lowes Foods and Natty Greene’s introduces Boxcar Latte Ale, a beer with flavors of coffee with cream & sugar

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowes Foods stores with a Beer Den are celebrating November with a special CollaBEERation with Natty Greene’s Brewing featuring the brewery’s Boxcar Latte Ale. The beer is a brown ale with perfected flavors of coffee with cream & sugar. Natty Green’s brewed the beer with lactose and finished it with Lowes Foods’ signature Boxcar coffee.

“During select months, Lowes Foods partners with a different Carolinas-based brewery to create a oneof-a-kind beer in limited supply. Each Lowes Foods’ Beer Den gets one keg of the beer, and it usually goes fast,” Charles Slezak, Lowes Foods’ category manager for beer and wine said. “Natty Green’s Boxcar Latte Ale is now available in our Beer Dens. The beer has a wonderful flavor profile. I recommend enjoying a glass soon before it’s too late!”

Slezak said the December CollaBEERation will be with Draft Line Brewing to serve Swiggy Puddin’ Scotch Ale a malty, slightly sweet base of Scotch Ale with the flavor and aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. During the past few months, Lowes Foods has featured CollaBEERations with a number of other local breweries including Foothills Brewery, Hi-Wire Brewing, Bold Rock Hard Cider and Highland Brewing Company.

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.

Media contact:
Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660
scott@capturevalue.com

Source: Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods supports Greenville community with 42,600 lbs. of food and water to the Harvest Hope Food Bank

GREER, S.C. , 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowes Foods, which recently opened its first store in the Greenville area, is helping those seeking food, shelter and assistance from the impact of Hurricane Matthew. Lowes Foods will deliver 42,600 lbs. of food and bottle water to the Harvest Hope Food Bank in Greenville at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 6.

“We contacted Harvest Hope and discovered that the greatest anticipated needs, at least in the immediate future, are for large cans of food to serve groups in shelters and smaller pull-top cans to assist people in homes without electricity. Harvest Hope also anticipates a tremendous demand for bottled water,” Lowes Foods president Tim Lowe said. “Our Lowes Foods Hosts and our partners at MDI worked very hard during the day on Wednesday to quickly prepare a large quantity of food and water for delivery to help the Greenville evacuation efforts.”

Lowe said the items being shipped to Harvest Hope Food Bank include cans of vegetables and ready to eat food, granola bars and bottle water. He urged others who want to send food to relief areas to consider that there may not be readily available sources for cooking food and contribute ready-to-eat items. Lowes Foods also is sending representatives to Harvest Hope mid-day on Thursday to assist with the process of unloading the food and water.

“Our friends in the Greenville area have been incredibly welcoming to all of us at Lowes Foods since we opened in Greer less than two weeks ago. As a new neighbor, we want to do our part but know that this may be the first step in what may be a prolonged relief effort,” Lowe said. “If the storm lives up to what forecasters think it may be, there will be a need for additional supplies of food and water. We’re all going to need to work together to get the job done.”

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.

Media Contact:
Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660
scott@capturevalue.com

Source: Lowes food

Lowes Foods launches new program for Wake Forest Football fans called “From Our Tailgate to Yours”

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C, 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Lowes Foods, based in Winston-Salem, has created a unique new program for Wake Forest Football fans called “From Our Tailgate to Yours.” The new program is part of the existing Lowes Foods to Go online shopping program and allows fans to go LowesFoods.com/Deacons and place game day orders for tailgate food, beverages and other items and have orders delivered directly to their tailgates by one of Lowes Foods’ vintage trucks.

“Our partnership with Wake Forest Athletics as sponsor of Deacon Tailgate Town has been great for us, the football program and fans alike. Now, we’re taking it to another level with the ability to deliver tailgate orders directly to fans in the BB&T Field parking lot,” Lowes Foods president Tim Lowe said. “Orders need to be placed online by 8 p.m. the night prior to game day, and there is no additional cost to customers. Customers pay the same prices they would pay at a Lowes Foods store with no delivery fee.”

“The new ‘From Our Tailgate to Yours’ program works very similarly to our Lowes Foods to Go ordering process, which allows customers to place grocery orders online, drive up to a Lowes Foods store and pick up their orders with ease,” Lowe added. “Lowes Foods to Go has grown to become a very popular program, especially for parents who are on the run and vacationers around our coastal stores.”

Lowes Foods also will stock a supply of basic tailgate needs at its Deacon Tailgate Town location. The Lowes Foods area will be set up near Bridger Field House three hours prior to kick-off at every Wake Forest home football game this season.

“If someone forgets something like plates, cups, propane or wine openers, we’ll have a good selection of tailgating items available for purchase using cash or credit cards from our convenient location in Deacon Tailgate Town,” he said. “We’ve worked in conjunction with Wake Forest Athletics to make the game day experience better than ever for fans and feel comfortable saying that no other football program in America offers free grocery deliveries to fans that are enjoying pre-game tailgating. All that’s left to say is, ‘Go Deacs!’”

“Since opening Deacon Tower nearly a decade ago, we at Wake Forest Athletics have been on a mission to make ours one of the best game day experiences in America,” Wake Forest Athletics senior associate athletic director Bill Oakes said. “Having Lowes Foods set up a mini store within Deacon Tailgate Town and making deliveries in a vintage truck is just an incredible program for our fans that no other football program offers. I can’t wait to see the smiling faces of fans getting their pictures taken with the vintage truck.”

About Lowes Foods

Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs approximately 9,000 people and operates nearly 100 fullservice 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 fullservice, 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.

News media contact:
Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660
scott@capturevalue.com

Source: Lowes Food

Lowes Foods to open Greer store on September 23

GREER, S.C., 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer, will celebrate the grand opening of its Greer store, located at the intersection of Suber Road and Hammett Bridge Road, on Friday, September 23.

“We are thrilled to share our new Greer store with the entire Greenville community. It represents the latest addition in our journey to completely reimagine the grocery shopping experience and inspire guests,” Lowes Foods president Tim Lowe said. “Like all of our stores, the Greer store is very focused on supporting all things local while providing exceptional attention to our guests. Our commitment includes offering produce sourced through our partnership with more than 200 local farmers and featuring a wide assortment of unique local products found throughout the store.”

The store will include special concepts called Lowes Foods Originals.
 The Chicken Kitchen includes a variety of prepared chicken, including wings, fried, and rotisserie chicken. When hot chicken comes out of the rotisserie oven, Chicken Kitchen hosts perform a special version of the Chicken Dance and invite guests to join the fun.

 If Willy Wonka had made sausage instead of chocolate, his famous factory would have been SausageWorks at Lowes Foods. You can get anything from a traditional brat to wild and wacky flavors like bourbon and sweet tea or pumpkin.

 Pick & Prep is like having your own personal sous chef. Guests can pick the fruits and vegetables they want, and the trained professionals will slice, dice, or julienne.

 The Beer Den features an extensive craft beer collection, including numerous Carolinas-based beers. Guests can purchase 64 or 32 ounce growlers and then have them filled direct from the tap or purchase bottles to create their own favorite six packs.

 The Cakery features frosting made with real butter and real cream and opportunities to join in The Cakery Walk. A whimsical bakery where being square is incredibly cool, The Cakery features “Scrumptiouslyumptiously” delicious square cakes in a variety of sizes.

 Boxcar Coffee & Chocolates features an in-store roaster where green beans are custom roasted onsite, along with a variety of chocolate barks that are hand poured each day at the store. Guests can also sip on hand crafted coffee and teas while they shop.

 Breadcrumb brings the bakery experience to life by featuring fresh-baked artisanal breads that are hand-crafted, all natural and have no preservatives. Fresh-from-the-oven loaves are available from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm every day – perfect to pick up for dinner.

 Smokehouse will offer daily rotations of wood-smoked meats – including beef, pork, chicken and salmon – using a variety of woods to infuse flavor.

 At Sammy’s the menu includes signature sandwiches that feature ingredients from the Lowes Foods Originals such as SausageWorks, Chicken Kitchen, and Smokehouse. There are also create your own sandwiches, pizzas, and paninis which can be heated and ready to eat in just 90 seconds.

In addition to these new offerings, the Greer store features a wide assortment of organics, Certified Angus beef and Dry Aged beef, and a clip-your-own herb garden.

A focal point of the store is the Lowes Foods Community Table, where shoppers can gather to sample, enjoy and be inspired to prepare new kinds of foods. The Community Table, which is constructed of reclaimed wood, also will offer events such as recipe sampling, crafts for children, and gluten free eating tips.

The store also offers the newly updated Lowes Foods-To-Go online personal shopping service. Guests can select their groceries online and the personal shoppers get to work. For pick up, guests drive through the Lowes Foods to Go pick up lane and the groceries are loaded into the car. Delivery is also available. It’s as easy as click and collect.

Lowe said construction is continuing on Lowes Foods’ second location in the Greenville area at the Village Market-East shopping center on the northwest corner of Woodruff Road and Sunnydale Drive in the Five Forks area of Simpsonville, SC.

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.

Source: Lowes Food

Lowes Foods opens its newest store at Morganton Road in Southern Pines

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., 2016-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Located at 1740 Old Morganton Road in Southern Pines, the store will include special areas called Lowes Foods Originals, which include: Chicken Kitchen, SausageWorks, Dry Aged Beef, Pick & Prep, The Beer Den, The Cakery, Sunmill Wines and the Community Table. The store also offers the newly updated Lowes Foods-To-Go online personal shopping service, a bulk foods section, an expanded baby care area and a fuel center.

“We are thrilled to share our new Southern Pines store with the entire Moore County community and the many people who visit the area. The store represents the latest innovations in our journey to completely reimagine the grocery shopping experience,” Lowes Foods president Tim Lowe said. “Like all of our stores, this new store is very focused on supporting all things local while providing exceptional attention to our guests. Our commitment includes offering produce sourced through our partnership with more than 200 local farmers and featuring a wide assortment of unique local products found throughout the store.”

“We believe the Lowes Foods-To-Go personal shopping service and the fuel center will be particularly popular among people who are visiting the area to play golf, attend conferences or just relax and enjoy the beauty,” he added. “Guests can place their grocery order online using Lowes Food-To-Go, drive up to pick up their order, get fuel and be on their way within a matter of minutes.”

The Chicken Kitchen includes a variety of prepared chicken, including wings, fried and fresh-roasted chicken. “When hot chicken comes out of the rotisserie oven at Lowes Foods, our animated chicken chandelier signals the start of our special chicken celebration,” Lowe said. “Our Chicken Kitchen hosts will perform our own version of the Chicken Dance and invite guests to join in. It’s a lot of fun.”

If Willy Wonka had made sausage instead of chocolate, his famous factory would have been SausageWorks at Lowes Foods. SausageWorks features locally made pork, beef and poultry sausages in an unbelievable number of flavors, from the familiar crowd-pleasers to the “are they insane?” combinations.

The Southern Pines store is among only a few Lowes Foods to feature Dry Aged Beef selections, which encourages shoppers to earmark their favorite cut of fresh beef while it is being carefully aged in the store. At the conclusion of the aging process, shoppers can pick up their special cut of beef full of flavor and ready for home cooking or grilling.

“Our Pick & Prep area is like having your own personal sous chef. It’s one of my personal favorites,” Lowe added. “Our guests select their fruits or vegetables from our produce department. Next, our Pick & Prep hosts use their advanced knife skills to chop, slice or julienne them—however they are needed for recipes or snacks. Cooks can even customize their mix of Pick & Prep items for a recipe or pick up a prepared selection.”

The Beer Den offers a large craft beer collection, including numerous North Carolina-brewed beers. Guests can purchase 64-ounce growlers and then have them filled with craft beers direct from the tap. The Beer Den also offers hundreds of bottled craft beers, including the ability for beer lovers to create their own favorite six packs – perfect for a golf outing

The Cakery features frosting made with real butter and real cream and opportunities to join in The Cakery Walk. A whimsical bakery where being square is incredibly cool, The Cakery is focused on all things cakes. The Cakery features “Scrumptiouslyumptiously” delicious square cakes in all sizes that are assembled before your eyes, topped with icing made fresh in-store.

A focal point of the new Southern Pines store is the Lowes Foods Community Table, where shoppers can gather to sample, enjoy and learn how to prepare local foods. The Community Table, which is constructed of reclaimed wood, also will offer events such as recipe sampling, crafts for children, gluten free eating tips and couponing classes.

In addition to these new offerings, the store features a wide assortment of organics, Certified Angus beef, fresh pizza and Paninis, and a clip-your-own herb garden. Lowes Foods reopened its nearby Pinehurst store, located at 266 Central Park Avenue in the Olmstead Village Shopping Center, in mid-2015.

About Lowes Foods
Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs approximately 9,000 people and operates 96 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 94 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

Contact:

1381 OLD MILL CIRCLE, WINSTON-SALEM,NC 27103
(336) 659-0180

Source: Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods to build store in Lexington, its first in Columbia-area

Lexington Store to Include Local Emphasis, Original Concepts, and Exceptional Service

Winston-Salem, N.C., 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer with locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, will build its first Columbia-area store in Lexington. Columbia is the second new market for Lowes Foods as part of an overall company strategy to remodel all existing stores and expand into two-to-three additional markets by 2019.

“Our Lexington store will be very focused on supporting local, while providing exceptional attention to our guests,” Lowes Foods president Tim Lowe said. “Our commitment to local includes offering produce sourced through our partnership with over 200 local farmers, and featuring a wide assortment of unique local products found throughout the store.”

Located at the Northwest corner of Charter Oaks Road and US 1, key features of the Lexington store will include special store areas called Lowes Foods Originals, which include: Chicken Kitchen, SausageWorks, Pick & Prep, The Beer Den, and the Community Table. In addition, the Lexington store will feature a wide assortment of organic options, premium aged beef, bulk foods, fresh baked L’Oven cookies, fresh pizza and paninis, and chef-inspired prepared foods. For the ultimate in locally grown products, Lowes Foods will feature a “pick your own herbs” section in the front of the store where you can clip a fresh sprig of rosemary or thyme for that recipe that calls for just a pinch. The store will also offer their Lowes Foods-To-Go online personal shopping service.

The Beer Den will feature a craft beer collection, including numerous South Carolina-brewed beers. Guests can purchase 64- or 32-ounce growlers and then have them filled with craft beers direct from the tap. The Beer Den also will offer hundreds of bottled craft beers, including the ability for beer lovers to create their own favorite six packs.

The Chicken Kitchen will include a variety of prepared chicken, including wings, fried, and fresh-roasted chicken. “When hot chicken comes out of the rotisserie oven at Lowes Foods, our animated chicken chandelier signals the start of our special chicken celebration,” Lowe said. “Our Chicken Kitchen hosts will perform our own version of the Chicken Dance and invite guests to join in. It’s a lot of fun.”

If Willy Wonka had made sausage instead of chocolate, his famous factory would have been SausageWorks at Lowes Foods. SausageWorks features locally made pork, beef and poultry sausages in an unbelievable number of flavors, from the familiar crowd-pleasers to the “are they insane?” combinations.

A focal point of the new Lexington store will be Lowes Foods Community Table, where shoppers can gather to sample, enjoy and learn how to prepare local foods. The Community Table, which will be constructed of reclaimed wood, also will offer events such as recipe sampling, crafts for children, gluten free eating tips and more.

“Our Pick & Prep area is like having your own personal sous chef. It’s one of my personal favorites,” Lowe added. “Shoppers select their fruits or vegetables from our produce department. Next, our Pick & Prep hosts use their advanced knife skills to chop, slice or julienne them—however they are needed for recipes or snacks. Cooks can even customize their mix of Pick & Prep items for a recipe or pick up a prepared selection.”

The grocer, known for embracing all things local, will also be opening later this year in the Greenville area, following the announcement of coming to that market made in 2015.

About Lowes Foods, LLC

Lowes Foods, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc. Founded in 1954, Lowes Food Stores, 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 Food, LLC is committed to buying local products and supporting local suppliers. They offer programs such as Lowes Foods To Go, a personal shopping service as well 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, Inc.

Founded in 1931 by Alex and Lee George, 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 across the Southeastern United States. In addition, Alex Lee is the parent company of Lowes Foods, LLC, which includes full-service grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, including Just$ave food stores in North Carolina. Alex Lee, Inc. is based in Hickory, NC. To learn more, visit alexlee.com

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Lowes Foods strengthens partnership with Unata; expands innovative eCommerce experience across all 60 Lowes Foods-To-Go store locations

WINSTON-SALEM, NC, 2015-8-21— /EPR Retail News/ — Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer with locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and Unata, the award-winning leader in 1-to-1 Omni-commerce solutions, are jointly announcing the expansion of a new and innovative eCommerce experience across all 60 Lowes Foods-To-Go store locations. This expansion is a phased rollout across markets, and is the result of a successful pilot.

The pilot provided key insights into how the Lowes Foods guest uses the new platform, and how that platform interacts with shop fulfillment, pickup at the store and home delivery. These insights have informed valuable product updates for the full rollout and have confirmed the planned innovation stream beyond the rollout.

The Lowes Foods and Unata partnership began with a joint ambition to create a unique and engaging personalized omni-channel experience, coupled with the comprehensive rebranding effort underway across Lowes Foods brick-and-mortar store base. Unata’s proprietary recommendation technology will enable digital engagement that is uniquely relevant to the guest.

Specific examples of the technology included within the rollout:

●      Ways to Shop: This feature allows the Lowes Foods guest to view the entire product catalogue by any combination of filters, including previously purchased, on sale, organic, gluten free, local and more. Guests can also sort through products based on popularity, personal relevance, date of last purchase, pricing and more.

●      Complex Offers: This is an industry-leading feature that reflects all in-store offers, including complex offers. Complex offers are often not available online, and usually involve multiple products and SKU’sredeemed after meeting set criteria. An example is “spend more than $25 and get $5 off.”  The guest is able to view their progress towards redeeming an offer as they add more items to their shopping cart and their estimated total accurately adjusts along the way.

“We have been incredibly pleased by the success of our pilot and the strength of our partnership with Unata,” said Michael Moore, Chief Marketing Officer at Lowes Foods. “Our collaboration has allowed us to improve upon the experience in real-time before moving ahead with full roll out. We have ambitious plans for providing a personalized experience for every Lowes Foods guest no matter if they engage with us digitally or within one of our stores. We are confident that the continuous improvement within our digital shopping experience will result in even stronger guest satisfaction, deeper loyalty and larger baskets.”

“We’ve had an amazing experience working with Lowes Foods through their pilot phase and are thrilled to roll out our platform across all stores,” said Diego Maniloff, Unata Vice President of Engineering & Data Science. “We know this experience so far has only made our product better for the customer and we’ve been able to do that with Lowes Foods based on a collaborative, trusting relationship that is entirely focused on what’s best for their guest.”

To view Lowes Foods current pilot implementation, simply head to https://shop.lowesfoods.com/#/

SOURCE: Unata