Press Release

Lowes Foods to Open Two Stores in NC and SC

Lexington, SC, and Waxhaw, NC, locations in addition to seven other recently announced future stores.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 17, 2024)— Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., has signed leases for two new stores. One store will be in Lexington, South Carolina, at the northeast corner of Platt Springs Road and South Lake Drive. The other store will be in Waxhaw, North Carolina, at the southwest corner of Providence Road and Prescott Glenn Parkway. Construction and opening schedules have not been determined. 


The two new stores are in addition to the previously announced Lowes Foods stores coming to Aiken, South Carolina; Concord, North Carolina; Indian Land, South Carolina; Kannapolis, North Carolina; Marble Hill, Georgia; Summerville, South Carolina; and Winterville, North Carolina.


“We are entering a period of growth for Lowes Foods as we move into Georgia and continue to expand within our footprint in North and South Carolina,” said Tim Lowe, head of Alex Lee retail and president of Lowes Foods. “The Marble Hill store in Georgia is a former IGA and is now under construction. It will likely be among the first of the new group of stores and will open this summer.


“Our growth in the Charlotte market is particularly exciting to us,” Lowe added. “We currently have three stores in the Charlotte market in Mooresville, Huntersville, and Harrisburg. With the four new stores, the number of Lowes Foods will become seven in the Charlotte market. We look forward to serving store guests at all our new locations and showcasing Lowes Foods’ passion for the local community.”


About Lowes Foods, LLC

Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods is a Carolinas-based company that operates approximately 80 full-service supermarkets in the Carolinas. Locally owned and operated, Lowes Foods truly is a homegrown company committed to bringing community back to the table by providing guests with the freshest and most innovative local products from local suppliers. The company maintains a strong focus on exceptional attention to their guests, with services like Lowes Foods To Go personal shopping and gas rewards discounts. To learn more, visit 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, Inc., is a family-owned and operated company that employs approximately 16,000 people. It serves as the parent company of Merchants Distributors, LLC, which provides full-service, wholesale distribution to supermarkets; Souto Foods LLC, a distributor of authentic Hispanic foods; and Import Mex, a distributor of Mexican and Central American products. Alex Lee is also the parent company of Carolinas-based Lowes Foods. In addition, Alex Lee is the parent company of W. Lee Flowers & Company, LLC, which operates approximately 60 IGA and Kj’s Market grocery stores and provides wholesale distribution to supermarkets. Alex Lee, Inc., is based in Hickory, N.C.