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

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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

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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