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Lowes Foods Overview

Winston-Salem, NC
5001 to 10000 employees
Alex Lee
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Food & Beverage Stores
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Help your community stay home. We are hiring Part Time Personal Shoppers to assist our Lowes Foods To Go team with pick-up and delivery orders. If you are interested in any positions at Lowes Foods, please visit for more information and current openings

  • We need your help. In order to best serve our communities during this time, we are hiring part-time hosts to support our store teams. If you or someone you know is looking for work, please visit for more information *please note that these positions may be temporary

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Lowes Foods – Why Work With Us?


Lowes Foods began in 1954 as a single store in North Wilkesboro, NC, and has grown to become a major supermarket chain operating in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. 

The company grew rapidly during the 1960s, '70s and early '80s. Lowes Foods was acquired by Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI) in 1984 and began an aggressive expansion program in 1986, opening 19 stores over the next four years. In 1997, Lowes Foods acquired Byrds Food Stores, located in eastern North Carolina. It continued its growth in 2000 with the purchase of 13 Hannaford stores. Today Lowes Foods operates close to 100 stores and continues to open new stores throughout North and South Carolina. Lowes Foods continued to expand by opening its first Lowes Foods Fuel station in 2007. In 2010, a new Lowes Foods concept store was opened in Hickory, NC and in 2011, we introduced a new value format called Just$ave.

In 2013, Lowes Foods set out to break the mold of the standard supermarket and create a distinctive grocery shopping experience worthy of our Carolina roots. The development began with in depth consumer research and a series of overnight workshops designed to get the very best ideas from managers across all facets of the business including all store managers and many from MDI. During these workshops, our new vision for Lowes Foods was born: “We bring community back to the table,” and, a number of new concepts were created including Chicken KitchenSausageWorksPick & Prep, and the Community Table. In January, 2013, Lowes Foods re-opened the first store to offer all of the newly developed concepts in Clemmons, NC. This spirit of transformation is being carried through all of the Lowes Foods and Just$ave stores, and, the spark of innovation has led to continued development of new concepts to further differentiate our stores. While selection may vary from store to store, our commitment to quality, value and service are the same no matter where you shop.




“We Grow Community” at Lowes Foods and are proud to be a part of the communities we serve. This is much more than a catchphrase; it’s why we do what we do. At Lowes Foods we collectively work to grow a sense of community within our stores and physical community for both our hosts and guests. We believe that the growth of our people, our suppliers, and our community all connect to each other to create the growth of our company. We are committed to doing the groundwork to continue a fertile cycle of growth. Growth is more than just our philosophy. It’s the light that guides the way for our family owned, proudly local supermarkets. When you’re local you know how local works. You become part of the solution that nurtures our families and our wonderful community. No matter where we are, we always remember our roots. 

Lowes Foods isn’t owned by a big box chain or run by a holding company overseas. In fact, we’re headquartered right in North Carolina. So when we say we’re a local company that supports local farms and businesses, we’re the real deal!

We’ve grown up in this community with generations of families who live and work here. Generations of locals are part of our family, each with a unique story to tell. And with a culture of local, we look forward to growing with you into the future.

We invite you to become a part of our story and to grow your career in our family.


Take a look at the opportunities to be part of something quite amazing right here in your own backyard. The most successful candidates are those that are outgoing, adaptable, self-motivated, creative, and passionate about providing excellent guest service. If this sounds like you, why not bring your talents, skills, and experience to us?


I have been a host of Lowes Foods since I was old enough to work. Lowes Foods set the foundation for me when it comes to taking care of our guests, and I have carried that with me throughout my career. The management at Lowes Foods has helped me develop and grow within the company. I have been offered other job opportunities, but never felt in my heart the desire to leave a company that shows such care and concern for their hosts. Lowes Foods is a company that is passionate about what they do, with good hearted and great people to work with. We are like family and we grow our communities. I have been at my store now for several years and have the best team ever!

Jaime Dixon

Guest Service Manager


Lowes Foods Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Very good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Scan File Assistant in Oak Island, NC
    Current Employee - Scan File Assistant in Oak Island, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lowes Foods part-time (Less than a year)


    Very accommodating to the schedule you are able to work, as a new employee the entire staff welcomes you. Very friendly.


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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job. My favorite place to shop, even before becoming an employee

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Lowes Foods Interviews



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    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clemmons, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lowes Foods (Clemmons, NC) in July 2018.


    Sit you down in managers office, talk to you and asks general questions mainly to test your conversational skills since the store is big on customer interaction. They then ask if you have any general skills and interests and if you work well with others, which is important since the store is very team oriented.

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Lowes Foods Awards & Accolades

  • #15, America's Best Employers for New Graduates,, 2019
  • America's Best-In-State Employer - South Carolina, Forbes, 2019
  • TWO Aetna Workplace Well-being awards, Aetna, 2019
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