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Representative Lundberg Hosts Wine Petition Signing Event

ABINGDON, VA (Friday, July 18, 2014) – Food City officials announced today that Representative Jon Lundberg will be hosting a special wine petition signature gathering event.As the bill’s House sponsor, Lundberg has been instrumental in garnering support for the measure.

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2014 Pepsi Fireworks Grand Prize Winner

Announcing the winner of the 2014 Pepsi Fireworks Cherolet Sparks giveaway.

And the Winner is... 

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Raymond Stockard Named Food City District Manager

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, July 2, 2014) – Food City recently announced the appointment of Raymond Stockard to the position of District Manager. Stockard previously served as Store Manager of the Euclid Avenue Food City in Bristol, VA.

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Food City Appoints Vice President Information Technology/In-Store Services

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, July 2, 2014) – Food City recently announced the appointment of Don Mascola to the position of Vice President, Information Technology/In-Store Services.  Mascola has served as Vice President of In-Store Services since 2008 and worked as the department’s director prior to that. He holds 22 years of service with the company’s in-store service team.

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Food City Appoints New Director Security/Loss Prevention

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, July 2, 2014) – Food City recently announced the appointment of Haskel Bledsoe to the position of Director of Security/Loss Prevention.Bledsoe previously served as District Manager for the company, responsible for the operational oversight of 17 Food City locations within the Tri-City market.

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Food City Executive Named TGCSA Retailer of the Year

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, June 16, 2014) – Jody Helms, Executive Vice President/Director of Store Operations for Food City’s retail grocery chain was named 2014 Retailer of the Year by Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association during their annual convention.  Each year, TGCSA selects one outstanding Tennessee retailer who exemplifies the high standards of integrity and efficiency upon which the organization was founded to be namedRetailer of the Year.  

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Food City Produce Manager Receives National Award

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, June 12, 2014) – Brent Harkleroad, produce manager for the Clinchfield Street Food City in Kingsport, TN was recently named a grand-prize winner in the 2014 Retail Produce Manager of the Year Awards.  Each year, United Fresh Produce Association recognizes the top 25 produce managers within the industry during their annual convention.  Five grand-prize winners are selected from among the field of competitors.  This year’s convention was held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, June 10-13. 

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Food City Produce Manager Receives Prestigious Award

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, June 12, 2014) – Randy Sheets, produce manager for the Abingdon, VA Food City was recently named among the 2014 Retail Produce Manager of the Year Award Winners.  Each year, United Fresh Produce Association recognizes the top 25 produce managers within the industry during their annual convention.  This year’s convention was held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, June 10-13.

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Food City Breaks Ground on the First of Two New Morristown Food City Locations

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, May 8, 2014) – Yesterday Food City officials broke ground on the first of two new locations planned for Morristown, Tennessee. The 48,600+ square foot unit will be located on the Berkline property, at the corner of Liberty Hill Road and Morris Blvd.  

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Diabetes Academy

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, May 5, 2014) – Food City and Novo Nordisk are partnering to host a free Diabetes Friendly Cooking Demonstration featuring Chef Dana Herbert.  The event will take place on Tuesday, May 6th from 6 until 8 p.m. at The Euclid Center, located on the upper level of the Euclid Avenue Food City in Bristol, VA. 

 

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Two New Food City Locations Coming to Morristown, TN

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, March 20, 2014) – Company officials recently announced the construction of two new Food City locations in Morristown, Tennessee.  

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Smithfield & Food City Donate 80,000 Pounds of Food to Local Food Banks

Bristol, TN - March 14, 2014 - Donation Will Provide More Than 320,000 Protein Servings To Bristol-Area Families

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Smithfield & Food City Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of East TN

Knoxville, TN – March 13, 2014 – Smithfield and Food City are partnering to help feed local Knoxville-area families by donating 80,000 pounds of protein to the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. The joint effort is part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes program.

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Food City Race Night Returns to Knoxville

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, March 6, 2014) – As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RVs, the folks at Food City are gearing up for their annual Food City Race Night, which will return to the Knoxville Expo Center on Thursday, March 13th.  

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Food City Race Night Returns to Bristol Motor Speedway

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, March 5, 2014) – As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RVs, the folks at Food City are gearing up for their annual Food City Race Night, which will return to Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, March 14th.  

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Food City & Tri-Cities Academy Partner to Promote National Nutrition Month

This March, to celebrate National Nutrition Month, registered dietitians and nutrition students affiliated with the Tri-Cities Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are partnering with Food City and Audrey Kessler, Food City’s Corporate Dietitian.  

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Sherrell Lyon of Jonesborough, TN Wins Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, February 25, 2014) – Food City’s retail supermarket chain annually recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates via their Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.  The creation of the program came in response to President Bush’s call to boost volunteer efforts through corporate support.  During a June 2002 White House meeting, President Bush met with corporate leaders from organizations across the nation and key White House staff members to discuss objectives for his Businesses Strengthening America volunteerism campaign.  Steve Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer was among the select group.  

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Food City Recognizes Divisional Winners for Outstanding Community Service

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, February 24, 2014) – Food City’s retail supermarket chain annually recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates via the Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.  The creation of the program came in response to President Bush’s call to boost volunteer efforts through corporate support.  During a June 2002 White House meeting, President Bush met with corporate leaders from organizations across the nation and key White House staff members to discuss objectives for his Businesses Strengthening America volunteerism campaign.  Steve Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer was among the select group.  

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Harvey Lafollette Receives Wayne Scott Memorial Grower of the Year Award

Abingdon, VA (Tuesday, February 11, 2014) – Food City is well-known for their local produce initiative.  Through a partnership with local farmers, the supermarket chain is able to bring their customers fresh-from-the-field fruits and vegetables.  Many items are delivered directly from the farm to the store on the same day they are picked.  What began over ten years ago, with a small number of items supplied by a handful of area farmers has now grown into a multi-million dollar operation.  Food City currently buys over $5,000,000 in fresh produce from local growers annually. 

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Renowned Author Brings Line of Tuscan Wines to Virginia

Frances Mayes, Author of ‘Under the Tuscan Sun,’ Brings Brand of Hand-Selected Italian Wines to Virginia at Food City Wine Sampling Event

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