W. Lee Flowers & Co. sold as Lowes Foods owner buys into Pee Dee market
Alex Lee Inc., the parent company of the Lowes Foods grocery chain, is acquiring W. Lee Flowers & Co. whose headquarters are in Florence County. The purchase will bring two Carolinas-based, family-owned grocery and distribution companies together.
W. Lee Flowers owns and operates IGA and KJ’s Market grocery stores throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. That includes three KJ’s in Florence: one on Pamplico Highway, one on Ebenezer Road and one in Quinby.
The wholesale and retail grocery and food distributor, founded nearly a century ago in Lake City, is based in Scranton. It distributes to more than 75 grocery stores in the Carolinas and Georgia, including 50 stores that it owns and operates……