WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Lowes Foods’ new concept store has a smaller footprint but is big on fresh, value-added foods.

Lowes will open the new 25,000-square-foot store in Huntersville, N.C., on Feb. 18.

 “Our new Huntersville store is like a food hall that will also serve as a community hub for morning coffee, family dinner on the go, beer with a friend, picking up groceries curbside, or a complete grocery shopping experience,” Said Tim Lowe, Lowes’ president. “We call this the swiss army knife of grocery stores. We will have a tool for what you need to do. You want something to do with the kids? We will have events for them. Trying to eat healthy? We will prep all of the fruits and vegetables for you.”

For shoppers looking for breakfast or lunch to go, the store will have an expanded menu of things you can drive by and pick up, Lowe added. Shoppers can have get-togethers on the store’s second-floor mezzanine with a cheese board, wine and floral arrangement or other foods and extras provided by Lowe’s.

The Huntersville store also includes new frictionless shopping app called Scan*Pay*Go. Guests will be able to scan items as they shop and then checkout at specially marked kiosks as they leave. This app is in addition to the Lowes Foods to Go app that will allow guest to order all of their groceries for curbside pickup or delivery.

Also in the store, Sammy’s is the place to order a made to order sandwich or salad for a quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Shoppers can have these custom-made using Boar’s Head ®meats and cheeses, Smokehouse pulled pork, or Pick & Prep fruits and veggies.