Lowes Foods closing Dobson Just Save store

Lowes Foods is closing the grocery store chain’s Dobson JustSave location, the Hickory-based company has announced.

It is one of three locations being closed, the others being a Lowes Foods in North Wilkesboro and a Lowes Foods in Shallotte. While an exact date was not given for the Dobson location, the company said all three stores will be shuttered by Sept. 17.

“We are very excited about the future of Lowes Foods and these decisions are important as we continue to invest and build for future growth,” said Tim Lowe, president of Lowes Foods, in a written statement released by the firm. “We regret that this decision will impact our store teams, their families, and our valued guests. Where possible, Lowes Foods and Just$ave team members will be offered positions at other Lowes Foods or Just$ave store locations, or otherwise assisted.””

The firm did not rule out additional closures of Lowes and JustSave stores.

“As part of this overall investment strategy to accelerate growth, Lowes Foods will continue to evaluate current store performance and strategic market positions.”

The statement said company officials consider the closures to be “adjustments to their total store portfolio as part of a broader growth strategy for investing in new stores (including new markets), while continuing major store remodels.”

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