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Food City Recognizes Divisional Winners for Outstanding Community Service

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, February 16, 2015) – 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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Virginia Dawn Hooper of Big Stone Gap, VA Wins Food City Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, February 16, 2015) – 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 District Winners for Outstanding Volunteerism

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, February 4, 2015) – 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.  Following the White House session, Smith administered the creation of Food City’s annual Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program, to reward outstanding volunteerism among their associates.

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Honors Food City’s Steve Smith with Industry Collaboration Leadership Award

MIAMI, FL –Steve Smith, president and CEO of Food City, today received the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) 2015 Industry Collaboration Leadership Award at the Food Marketing Institute’s Midwinter Executive Conference.

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Food City Year of Beef Sweepstakes Winner

Area Food City locations hosted their annual Food City Year of Beef Sweepstakes from October 12 through November 29, 2014.  Shoppers were automatically entered into the sweepstakes each time they made a qualifying beef purchase using their Food City ValuCard.

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Food City Donates Equipment to Walters State Community College

A generous donation from Food City Pharmacy has made training more realistic for students in Walters State Community College’s pharmacy technician program. The company’s donated pharmacy equipment has transformed a room of cabinets into a complete pharmacy lab.

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Food City Race Against Hunger Sweepstakes Check Presentation

Galax, VA (Tuesday, December 30, 2014) – Since 1992, Food City has held their annual Race Against Hunger holiday campaign, co-sponsored by Kellogg’s which benefits local hunger relief organizations.   “Hunger is a serious problem in America.  Food City and Kellogg’s are proud to be part of the Race Against Hunger,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer.

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Food City Recognizes Associates for Outstanding Volunteerism

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, December 18, 2014) – Food City is well-known for their superior customer service and vast community involvement within their operational areas.  In keeping with their exemplary service standards, each year Food City recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates through their Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.

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Food City Shoppers Aid Local Hunger Relief Organizations

Abingdon, VA (Thursday, December 17, 2014) – Since 1992, Food City has held their annual Race Against Hunger holiday campaign, co-sponsored by Kellogg’s which benefits local hunger relief organizations.    

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Food City Supports Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE

Abingdon, VA (Wednesday, November 19, 2014) – Food City officials recently presented Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE project with a check in the amount of $100,000.

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Food City Continues Time Honored Holiday Tradition

Abingdon, VA (Monday, November 17, 2014) – Food City is well known as the exclusive retailer for a number of regional products.  As has been the tradition for many years, the supermarket chain recently announced that it will continue its partnership with another local favorite this holiday season - Pratt’s Hams.

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New Food City Planned for Johnson City, TN

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, November 4, 2014) – Company officials recently announced plans to construct a new Food City on State of Franklin Road in Johnson City, TN.  The 62,000+ square foot supermarket will serve as a replacement for the existing location and is expected to be completed late Spring of 2015.

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John Jones Named Food City Executive Vice President/Director of Store Operations

ABINGDON, VA (November 4, 2014) – Food City officials recently named John Jones as the company’s new Executive Vice President/Director of Store Operations.  The position was formerly held by Jody Helms, who retired from the company after 15 years of dedicated service.  Jones brings more than 34 years of industry experience to the position.

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Food City Pet Club Supports Johnson City/Washington County, TN Animal Shelter

Abingdon, VA (Tuesday, November 4, 2014) – Earlier today, Food City officials presented the Johnson City/Washington County, TN Animal Shelter with a check in the amount of $41,749.97 to assist with the construction of their new facility currently underway.

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Food City to Host Annual Johnia Berry Toy Drive

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, October 29, 2014) – Food City will once again host the annual Johnia Berry Toy Drive.  This marks the eighth year the retailer has hosted the memorial drive, which began in 2007. 

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Food City Kicks Off Annual Race Against Hunger Promotion

Abingdon, VA (Monday, October 27, 2014) – Since 1992, Food City has conducted their annual campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. The holiday promotion, entitled Race Against Hunger is co-sponsored by Kellogg’s.  

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Food City Kicks Off Annual Race Against Hunger Promotion

Abingdon, VA (Monday, October 27, 2014) – Since 1992, Food City has conducted their annual campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. The holiday promotion, entitled Race Against Hunger is co-sponsored by Kellogg’s.  

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Food City Pharmacy Supports Hamblen County Area Schools

Abingdon, VA (Monday, October 20, 2014) – Last Friday, Food City Pharmacies in Morristown, TN donated some much-needed medical supplies to the Hamblen County school system clinics.  

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Two New Morristown Food City Locations Set to Open

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, October 20, 2014) – Shelves are stocked in preparation for the opening of two new Food City locations in Morristown, TN.  Company officials have announced that they will open both locations on Wednesday, October 22nd as part of a town-wide celebration.

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CrestPoint Health Announces its Continued Partnership with Food City

Abingdon, VA (Monday, October 20, 2014) – Two local businesses have teamed up to offer free prescriptions to CrestPoint’s Medicare Advantage Classic and Elite plan members, along with providing community members the resources they need to make an educated decision when it comes to choosing their Medicare Advantage plan.

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