WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Lowes Foods & Harris Teeter trading stores in multiple NC towns!

Posted June 6, 2012


Lowes Foods officially announced today that they have an agreement to transfer stores between Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter chains in multiple NC towns. The Triangle is not affected by this deal, but some of our readers in other parts of North Carollina will find that their Harris Teeter or Lowes Foods stores will be changing in the very near future.  If you are affected by this transfer, let us know what you think about it. Are you looking forward to having a new Harris Teeter or Lowes Foods store?

According to the Lowes Foods website HERE, "Lowes Foods is transferring 10 Lowes Foods stores to Harris Teeter and acquiring 6 Harris Teeter locations."

Here are the Lowes Foods stores that will be closing with some stores closing as early as June 12. Most of these stores will become Harris Teeter stores:

Mint Hill, NC
Fort Mill, SC
Davidson, NC
Cornelius, NC
Huntersville, NC
Matthews, NC
Wesley Chapel, NC
Charlotte, NC - Ballentyne
Charlotte, NC - Davis Lake
Charlotte, NC - Providence Rd.

For a full list of closing dates, click HERE.

There are six current Harris Teeter stores that will become Lowes Foods stores after they are re-modeled including these locations:

3010 N Center Street, Hickory, NC

1145 E Marion Street, Shelby, NC

401 Cox Road, Gastonia, NC (Gaston Mall)

1751 Neal Hawkins Road, Gastonia, NC

210 Avery Ave., Morganton, NC

1378 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC

For a full list of opening dates, click HERE.

The transition comes as Publix enters the grocery market near Charlotte. They are planning to open 2 stores in South Carolina, near Charlotte, in late 2012. 


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • thecrazyclacks Jun 9, 2012

    I wish I had a Harris Teeter. I'm in Roxboro and we had a Lowes Foods, which switched over to Just Save and no longer doubles coupons. Our only options in Roxboro are Food Lion, Just Save, and Walmart. I no longer save nearly as much as I used to and Harris Teeter is too far away in Durham. Maybe one day we'll get a store that doubles... a girl can dream.

  • Dr D Jun 7, 2012

    Ditto creecht's question, and what does this indicate? Do HT and LF have some sort of corporate affliation?

  • creecht Jun 7, 2012

    I don't get it - why are they "trading stores"?

  • mikke114 Jun 7, 2012

    They are based out of Rochester NY with stores down as far as northern Virginia and in all of the northeast.

  • ncsualum09 Jun 7, 2012

    oh goodness I've never heard of wegmans, what part of the country is it from?

  • mikke114 Jun 7, 2012

    Everyone who knows Wegmans wants one but I don't think it will happen for awhile.

  • ts67688 Jun 7, 2012

    I am really confused by the switch in my hometown of Morganton, NC. Several years ago when I lived in the area we had a Lowes Foods but it closed. The parking lot was always empty! I do not understand why they would close HT in that town and bring back a store that failed in recent years...

  • shall6 Jun 6, 2012

    Another vote for Wegmans!!

  • JJ20 Jun 6, 2012

    I love Publix! I'm excited to hear that they're slowly creeping towards NC! ; )

  • sjclayto Jun 6, 2012

    citylefty - Publix is owned by it's employees, that is why it is a such well loved store in the southeast.