We’re incredibly excited and proud to have reached this milestone by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We could not have reached 90 years in business without our Alex Lee family.

Lowes Foods, LLC

Headquartered right here in the Carolinas, Lowes Foods is your true homegrown grocery store. Our stores were designed with our roots in mind and 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 (MDI)

MDI has been supplying retail supermarkets for over 85 years. MDI currently operates out of an over 1 million square foot distribution center in Hickory, NC that is SQFI Certified. MDI has maintained its entrepreneurial spirit and has added additional services over the past several years. In addition to full service distribution to supermarkets in 12 East Coast states, 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 people mentioned over and over: 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 85 years and that sense of close personal connections still exist.Alex Lee is a company that focuses on doing the right thing. By its partners, customers, and employees. Values still matter here. People keep their work and commitments to each other. All people are treated with Dignity and respect. And that will never change. But we embrace change in many other ways. With tools, technology, and keeping up with the ever-changing needs of our customers and guests.

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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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