ABINGDON, VA (Monday, May 14, 2012) – John Ballard, produce manager for the LaFollette, Tennessee Food City was recently named among the 2012 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 honorees were recognized at the Chairman’s Reception & Annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
JOHNSON CITY, TN (Thursday, May 10, 2012) – Earlier today, Food City and Quillen ETSU Physicians introduced their new Doc/Chef Program. The informative new program features a monthly interactive discussion conducted by a Quillen ETSU Physician, followed by a coordinating cooking demonstration given by one of Food City’s trained chefs. The presentations will feature a different health related topic each month.
ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, May 9, 2012) – 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.
Abingdon, VA (Wednesday, April 25, 2012) – Back by popular demand, Scott’s Farms strawberries are now available for sale at select Food City locations. These ripe, ready-to-eat strawberries are locally grown by Scott Farms, located in Unicoi County, and delivered directly to surrounding Food City locations daily, while supplies last.
Abingdon, VA (Wednesday, April 25, 2012) – Food City is well-known for providing their customers with the best variety, highest quality, and friendliest service possible. And they do so in part by purchasing a great deal of their produce locally, providing additional support to the regions in which they operate.
Abingdon, VA (Tuesday, April 17, 2012) – The Food City Express food and fuel station in Coeburn, Virginia is set to open its doors Wednesday morning, April 18th. Located directly across Highway 58 in front of the Coeburn Food City, the convenience store is a first for the retail grocery chain.
Abingdon, VA (Wednesday, April 11, 2012) – Yesterday, Food City officials announced that the retail supermarket chain is bringing about the return of yet another regional favorite – the Banana Flip.
Abingdon, VA (Thursday, April 5, 2012) – Food City has partnered with UT Medical Center to offer onsite digital screening mammograms utilizing UT Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit.
ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, March 15, 2012) – Food City officials recently named Michael T. Lockard as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lockard, who specializes in shared services management, brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience to the Food City team.
ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, March 13, 2012) – As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RV’s, 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 15th. This year marks the 25th Anniversary for the highly popular pre-race event and the 20th Anniversary of the Food City 500 (March) and Food City 250 (August).
GRAY, TN – It’s time to rev up your engines and get to your local Food City to help Drive to End Hunger in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
ABINGDON, VA (Friday, March 9, 2012) – As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RV’s, 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 16th. This year marks the 25th Anniversary for the highly popular pre-race event and the 20th Anniversary of the Food City 500 (March) and Food City 250 (August).
ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, March 7, 2012) – As the March race weekend nears, this year is cause for added celebration for the folks at Food City. 2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of the retail supermarket’s sponsorship of the Food City 500 (March) and the Food City 250 (August). The company also celebrates the 25th Anniversary of their popular Food City Race Night fan based events, among the largest on the circuit. Food City Race Night has contributed a combined total of over $500,000 to numerous local non-profit organizations.
Abingdon, VA (Monday, February 27, 2012) – Barbara Thomas, Director of Training for Food City’s retail supermarket chain was recently selected as 2012 Woman of the Year by Women Grocers of America. WGA serves as an information and advisory arm to the National Grocers Association. The Woman of the Year Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies a true spirit of community service and leadership contributions impacting the success of her company and overall well-being of the grocery industry.
ABINGDON, VA (Friday, February 17, 2012) – Shelves are stocked in preparation for the February 22nd opening of the new Food City on Euclid Avenue in Bristol, VA. Customers will get their first look at the 58,000+ square foot unit when the doors open Wednesday morning. The store will replace the existing location and is the largest ever constructed by the company. Food City currently operates five Bristol locations.
ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, February 16, 2012) – Earlier today, company officials reported that the new solar panels recently installed at the Piney Flats Food City are now fully functional.
Abingdon, VA (Monday, January 30, 2012) – Earlier this month, Jane Beshear, the First Lady of Kentucky announced that Food City will be participating in the upcoming Shop and Share Day. The event is a one-day drive to gather necessities for domestic violence shelters across Kentucky. The initiative supports victims and their children.
ORLANDO, FL – January 30, 2012 – Today, Steven C. Smith, president and CEO of K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., received the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) highest recognition, the Sidney R. Rabb Award, for his exceptional service to the consumer, the community and the supermarket industry. The award was presented at FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Abingdon, VA (Monday, January 23, 2012) – Food City is well-known for providing their customers with the freshest products available at the lowest possible price, due in part to their locally grown produce initiative. 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.
ABINGDON, VA (Friday, January 20, 2012) - In yet another demonstration of community support, earlier this week, Food City officials presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA. The monies will be used to assist in funding the new YMCA Wellmont Center facility in the MeadowView area. The much needed project will serve the Kingsport area by expanding the Y’s current ability to positively impact children, adults and families for a better future.