Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Grocery Store Review: Lowes Foods

Every once in awhile, I will stop into a Lowes Foods grocery store. The location in Knightdale is close to my house and they always carry RedBridge (even though I usually grab the last 6 pack). Honestly, I do not usually go there to do my Gluten Free shopping. From my experience, it seems like they tend to mix Gluten Free items in with all the other non-GF items which makes things harder to find. I much prefer an organization (like Kroger, Whole Foods or Harmony Farms) which keeps Gluten Free items all in one area by themselves.

Regardless, Lowes Foods (like any other grocery) has their own brands of food items called Lowes Foods Brand or Full Circle Brand. Both have numerous Gluten Free items and this information is posted on Lowes Foods Web site.

Lowes Foods Brand Gluten Free List (Updated July 22nd, 2008)

Full Circle Gluten Free List (Updated July 22nd, 2008)

More information from their Web site...
The Gluten Free lists are subject to change thus we recommend that whenever shopping for gluten free foods, our customers carefully read the ingredient label and allergen statement on all packages and wrappers every time they shop.

For further assistance, our customers may contact Lowes Foods Corporate Nutritionist, Cindy Silver, MS, RD, LDN at cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com or 1-800-311-2117. Also please visit our company Web site at www.lowesfoods.com. To access nutrition education information and healthy recipes, simply click on Food & Nutrition at the top of the homepage and then select…visit our nutritionist.
Lowes Foods is a North Carolina grocery that has been around since the 1950s. They currently have over 100 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia including about 20 in the Raleigh area. I plan on working with the folks at Lowes Foods (including their nutritionist) this year on their Gluten Free offerings and location of these products in their stores. More to come!

Click here to locate the Lowes Foods location nearest you.


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