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Lowes Foods, LLC

Headquartered right here in the Carolinas, Lowes Foods is your true homegrown grocery store. Our stores are designed with our roots in mind and to make shopping entertaining. The Lowes Foods shopping experience is like no other. We do the chicken dance in the Chicken Kitchen, have candles you can blow out in the Cakery, and offer sampling and cooking demonstrations at the Community Table. We offer convenient to-go meals and stellar guest services. And we grow community by supporting other local farms and businesses like us and giving back to our communities through our annual food drives.

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Merchants Distributors, LLC (MDI)

MDI has been supplying retail supermarkets for over 90 years. MDI currently operates out of a 1-million-square-foot distribution center in Hickory, N.C., that is SQFI Certified. MDI has maintained its entrepreneurial spirit by adding additional services for its customers. In addition to full-service distribution to supermarkets in 12 states along the East Coast, MDI offers cold storage to manufacturers, provides digital services for retail, has a large format print facility, and exports to over 20 countries.

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For our 85th anniversary in 2016, we asked our employees and hosts to tell their stories about Alex Lee. We learned from multiple generations of the same family working in the business; people who have spent their entire career at Alex Lee; and people who recently joined the company. "Family" was a word that came to many peoples' minds. Alex Lee is family.

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Careers at Alex Lee  

We are family at Alex Lee. The company has been family-owned for over 90 years, and the sense of meaningful personal connections still exist. Alex Lee is a company that focuses on doing what is right by its partners, customers, and employees. Values still matter here. People keep their commitments to each other, and all people are treated with dignity and respect. That will never change. However, we embrace change in many other ways with tools, technology, and keeping up with the ever-changing needs of our customers.

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Alex Lee 90th Anniversary

From a small produce company purchased in 1931 with 12 employees into a family of companies with approximately 10,000 employees. Celebrate with people who have made Alex Lee what we are today.

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