HICKORY, N.C. — Lowes Foods said it would close two stores in North Carolina’s Triangle region next month.

The stores include one on High House Road in Cornerstone Village in Cary, and the other at Capitol Crossings on East Millbrook Road in Raleigh. Both are scheduled to close Sept. 14, and have slashed prices to liquidate inventory.


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The chain, owned by Alex Lee Inc., based here, continues to operate 11 supermarkets in the Triangle region. All employees from both store locations will be offered positions in their area Lowes Foods stores, the company said.

The closings come as Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets prepares to enter the region, and as Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. prepares to take over locally based Harris Teeter Supermarkets.

Lowes Foods operates more than 100 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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