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.
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.