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Kassie Marie Perkins Crowned Miss Food City 2015

Abingdon, VA (Monday, October 13, 2014) – The 22nd Annual Miss Food City Pageant was held on Saturday, October 11th at the historic Paramount Center for the Arts in Downtown Bristol.  Each year, the pageant showcases young women from across the region.  Saturday evening, 11 contestants entered the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts in hopes of winning the coveted title.

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Miss Food City Pageant

The Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m.  Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the gala event. 

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Food City Named Retail Marketer of the Year

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, October 1, 2014) – Certified Angus Beef® recently announced the winners of their prestigious marketing and leadership awards, designed to “recognize retailers’ dedication to quality”.  Food City was named Retail Marketer of the Year within the large chain category.  The winners were recognized at the annual brand conference, held September 17-19 in Marco Island, FL. 

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Food City Fourth Annual Cake Decorating Challenge

Abingdon, VA (Tuesday, September 23, 2014) – Jodi Stiltner of Newport, TN was recently named the winner of Food City’s Fourth Annual Cake Decorating Challenge. 

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Food City & Richard Petty Team up to Benefit Mission: ABLE

Abingdon, VA (Monday, August 25, 2014) – Food City and seven time NASCAR Champion, Richard Petty have once again teamed up to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE project.  For more than six decades, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes.   

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Food City, Smithfield, and NASCAR Legend, Richard Petty, Continue the Mission Supporting Paralyzed Veterans of America

WASHINGTON, DC – Celebrating four years of partnership, Food City and seven-time NASCAR Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee, Richard Petty, will continue the mission to raise critical funds for Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign, which ensures veterans get the health care, benefits and jobs they’ve earned. Smithfield, sponsor of the famed No. 43 Smithfield Ford, will also join the fundraising efforts with special offers for customers during the Food City campaign this fall.

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Food City Food Show Returns to Knoxville Convention Center

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 25, 2014) – The Food City Food Show will return to the Knoxville Convention Center on Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Food City is once again teaming with media partners Knoxville News Sentinel, Volunteer TV 8 and WIVK FM 107.7.  

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Miss Food City Pageant

Abingdon, VA (Tuesday, August 26, 2014) – Held at the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, Tennessee, the annual Miss Food City Pageant showcases young women from across the region.  Co-sponsored by WXBQ 96.9 FM 24 Carrot Country, the pageant will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  

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Food City Race Night Returns to State Street

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) – As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RV’s, the folks at Food City are gearing up for the annual Food City Race Night, which paves the way for a weekend of action-packed Nationwide and Sprint Cup racing at one of NASCAR’s most popular venues.  The event will take place on Thursday, August 21, 2014 on State Street in downtown Bristol, VA/TN.  Food City has hosted the highly popular event, which has contributed over $500,000 in proceeds to area non-profits for more than twenty-five years.  

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Food City Race Night Returns To Knoxville

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) – As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RV’s, the folks at Food City are gearing up for the annual Food City Race Night, which paves the way for a weekend of action-packed Nationwide and Sprint Cup racing at one of NASCAR’s most popular venues.  The event will take place on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Knoxville Expo Center in Knoxville, TN.  Food City has hosted the highly popular event, which have contributed over $500,000 in proceeds to area non-profits for more than twenty-five years.  

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Dan Glei Named Food City Vice President of Center Store

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 11, 2014) – Food City officials recently named Dan Glei as the company’s new Vice President of Center Store.   Glei, formerly of Carlisle PA brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the Food City team.

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Vonore and Fairfield Glade Welcome New Food City Store Managers

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 11, 2014) – Food City recently announced the appointment of Joe Holt as Store Manager of their Fairfield Glade location in Crossville, TN.  Holt previously served as Store Manager of the company’s Vonore, TN supermarket.  

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Food City Names Grand Marshal and Honorary Starter

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, July 31, 2014) – As the area prepares for the upcoming race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, the folks at Food City are gearing up for the running of the August 22nd Food City 300.    

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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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