Retail Distribution

120 4th St. Sw

Hickory,NC, 28602

(828) 725-4424

Alex Lee Incorporated

The business of wholesaling groceries is only part of the bigger picture for Alex Lee. The company is a leading distributor of food and other products to retailers and food service operators.

Its Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI) subsidiary supplies food and general merchandise to more than 600 retailers in nearly a dozen mostly southeastern states.

MDI’s own Consolidation Services business provides warehousing and logistics services. As part of its business, Alex Lee also operates Lowe’s Food Stores, a chain of about 100 grocery stores located in the Carolinas and Virginia. Alex and Lee George started the company in 1931. The George family continues to control Alex Lee.