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.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, December 5, 2011) – 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.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, November 7, 2011) – Shelves are stocked in preparation for the November 9th opening of the new Food City on Front Street in Coeburn, VA. Customers will get their first look at the 38,000+ square foot store when the doors open Wednesday morning. The supermarket will serve as a replacement for the previous location.
ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, November 3, 2011) - Company officials announced earlier today plans to install solar panels at the Food City location in Piney Flats, Tennessee.
Abingdon, VA (Tuesday, October 25, 2011) – Since 1992, Food City has conducted their annual Race Against Hunger holiday campaign to raise funds for non-profit hunger relief organizations. The promotion is co-sponsored by Miller Brewing Company and Kellogg’s.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, October 24, 2011) – Shelves are stocked in preparation for the October 26th opening of the new Food City on Highway 72 North in Loudon, TN. Customers will get their first look at the 46,400+ square foot store when the doors open Wednesday morning. The supermarket will serve as a replacement for the previous location.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, October 24, 2011) – Buddy Valastro, better known as The Cake Boss will be making a special appearance at the Deane Hill Food City, located on Morrell Road in Knoxville, TN on Sunday, November 6th, beginning at 1 p.m. Valastro will be signing copies of his new book, Baking with The Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets which will be available for sale. The book is scheduled to release on November 1st.
ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, October 20, 2011) – Earlier today, Food City officials presented the American Diabetes Association with a check totaling $76,441. The monies were derived from the company’s recent ADA Coupon Book sales campaign.
ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, October 18, 2011) – Preparations are underway for The Relish Magazine Cooking Show, hosted by Food City. The event will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College Campus.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, October 17, 2011) – The folks at Food City are gearing up for the return of the Food City Treasure Hunt. The contest, which features a new format, will kick off on October 23rd and continue through December 17th.
Johnson City, TN (Thursday, October 13, 2011) — Food City and Quillen ETSU Physicians today announced a partnership to present a series of free “Doc-Chef” healthy living events to residents throughout the region.
The annual Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the gala event. The pageant theme will focus on Breast Cancer Awareness. Reggie Neel of WXBQ radio will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Abingdon, VA (Monday, September 12, 2011) – 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. This year’s pageant, co-sponsored by WXBQ will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, September 8, 2011) – Company officials recently announced that Food City Pharmacy will once again be providing the seasonal flu vaccine in their pharmacies this immunization season.
ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, September 7, 2011) – As students across the tri-state area of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee head back to school, Food City is gearing up for the kick-off of their School Bucks Program.
ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, August 30, 2011) – Ground breaking ceremonies took place earlier today for the new Food City currently under construction at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Morrison Blvd. in Bristol, VA. The 66,000+ square foot unit will replace the existing Euclid Avenue store and is expected to be complete by the Spring of 2012. The new supermarket will be the largest ever constructed by the company. Food City currently operates five Bristol locations.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 22, 2011) – 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 24, 2011 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 nearly twenty-five years.
Abingdon, VA (Thursday, August 18, 2011) – Food City officials recently announced that country music artist Billy Dean will serve as Honorary Starter for the August 26th Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway.