Lowes Foods to close one Cary store

adunn@newsobserver.comAugust 16, 2013 

The Lowes Foods store in Cary’s Cornerstone Village will close Sept. 14, according to a press release on the company’s website.

The company announced Thursday that it will close two stores in the Triangle – the one at 1961 High House Road in Cary and the other on East Millbrook Road in Raleigh.

News of the closings comes in the wake of two major developments in the highly competitive grocery business in the Triangle.

Recently, Florida-based Publix Supermarkets said it plans to build a store at Davis Drive and High House Road in Cary, just two blocks from the Lowes Foods store now slated for closing.

And just two weeks before the Publix announcement, Cincinnati-based Kroger made big news by announcing its intention to purchase the Harris Teeter chain.

Employees at the closing Lowes Foods stores will be offered jobs at other stores, the company said. Lowes Foods has 11 other stores in the Triangle in Garner, Cary, Raleigh, Clayton and Apex.

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