Lowes Foods Opens in Southport
Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer, opened its newest store on Wednesday, May 20.
The wait is over. After years of planning the new location of Lowes Foods in Southport is open. The new location is at 5011 Southport Crossing Way, almost catty-corner from the old location that was at 4961 Old Long Beach Road The old location will close.
The new store features the Lowes Foods To Go service with an expanded number of pick-up locations to accommodate increased shopping during peak seasons.
“Our new Southport store was designed to serve the large number of visitors who come to Southport and also the local residents of the area,” Lowes Foods President Tim Lowe said. “At a time when shoppers are using our Lowes Foods To Go service online ordering and pick-up service more than ever, we hope this store will be a welcome addition to the Southport community.
“Like all our Lowes Foods stores, our new Southport store is very focused on supporting all things local,” Lowe continued. “Our commitment to local includes offering produce sourced through our partnerships with more than 200 farmers from the Carolinas and featuring a wide assortment of unique local products found throughout the store.”
The new store also features a wide assortment of organics, prepared and bulk foods.
The Southport store also includes the first Boxcar Coffee on the coast. This coffee shop will serve coffee, tea and lattes as well as an assortment of coffee that can be purchased by the pound to drink at home. Boxcar Coffee will be located next to an expanded Beer Den, which will have beers on tap for growler fills as well as a wide assortment of local breweries. “You can come in get a cup of coffee, latte, we will make it for you, and you can also get beans by the pound and grind them here or take them home and grind them. All this is right here,” said Kelly Davis, senior director of guest engagement for Lowes Foods..
Like the store in Oak Island, the new Southport store will have special areas called Lowes Foods Originals. These areas of the store include Smokehouse, Sammy’s Bread Crumb, The Cakery, Chicken Kitchen and Pick & Prep.
Lowes Foods Originals featured in the Southport store include:
Smokehouse offers a daily rotation of wood-smoked meats—including beef, pork, chicken, and salmon—using a variety of woods to infuse flavor. You can pick them up ready to eat or ready to take home and heat.
Sammy’s menu includes signature sandwiches that feature ingredients from Lowes Foods Originals such as SausageWorks, Chicken Kitchen, and Smokehouse. There are also create-your-own sandwiches, pizzas, and paninis that can be heated and ready to eat in just 90 seconds.
Bread Crumb brings the bakery experience to life by featuring fresh-baked artisanal breads that are hand-crafted, all-natural, and have no preservatives. Lowes Foods’ signature Cobblestone breads are baked using fresh ingredients throughout the day, and the store’s Hot Fresh Bread program promises fresh-from-the-oven loaves from 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. every day—perfect to pick up for dinner.
The Cakery is a whimsical bakery where being square is incredibly cool. The Cakery features “Scrumptiouslyumptiously” delicious square cakes in all sizes that are assembled before your eyes, topped with icing made fresh in-store with real cream and real butter.
The Chicken Kitchen includes a variety of prepared chicken that is fresh and never frozen, locally sourced, and is raised with “no antibiotics ever.” When the hot chicken comes out of the rotisserie oven, the animated chicken chandelier signals the start of Lowes Foods’ special chicken celebration, including a unique version of the Chicken Dance.
Pick & Prep offers shoppers help by cutting prep time in the kitchen so they can enjoy a little more quality time at the table. Pick & Prep chefs cut, slice, dice, mince, and cube your fruits and vegetables the way you prefer, while you shop. Pick & Prep also offers an array of packaged, grab-&-go fruits and veggies that are cut fresh throughout the day.