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Food City Race Night Returns to State Street

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 15, 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 Thursday, August 25, 2011 on State Street in downtown Bristol, VA/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. 

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon is helping 'Drive to End Hunger.'

NORTHEAST TENNESSEE - One in six Tennesseans goes to bed hungry every night. Many are seniors, who are choosing between food and medicine or paying their utility bills.

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Deputy Carolyn Gudger Named Food City 250 Grand Marshal

Abingdon, VA (Monday, August 1, 2011) – Food City officials recently announced that Deputy Carolyn Gudger has been named Grand Marshal for the August 26th Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Food City to Purchase Eggs Locally

Abingdon, VA (Thursday, July 28, 2011) - Earlier today, Food City officials announced plans to begin purchasing their eggs locally from Abingdon based Dutt & Wagner.  The joint venture will result in job creation and a $6 million boost in the local economy.

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Bristol Motor Speedway Selling Race Tickets at Food City Stores

Bristol Motor Speedway will be selling race tickets at selected Food City stores.  See details.

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Food City Aids Tornado Relief Efforts

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, June 30, 2011) – Earlier today, Food City officials, along with several of their customers presented a check in excess of $48,000 to area United Way Disaster Support Funds.  The monies are earmarked to benefit victims devastated by the tornados that ripped through our region.

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Food City Launches Low Price Lockdown

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, June 28, 2011) –

In response to rising food costs, Food City has rolled out a new retail price model. Designed to alleviate fluctuating prices for shoppers, Food City’s Low Price Lockdown will “lock down” retail prices on 10,000 items through Labor Day, regardless of the wholesale cost. Leveraging its relationship with local growers and using its buying power with national suppliers, Food City has negotiated pricing on everything – from Bush’s Baked Beans to Minute Maid Orange Juice to Ultra Downy Fabric Softener – in order to pass along savings to shoppers.

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Grundy Super Dollar Set to Open

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, June 27, 2011) – Shelves are stocked in preparation for the June 29th opening of the new Super Dollar Discount Foods in Grundy, Virginia.  Customers will get their first look at the 20,854 square foot store when the doors open Wednesday morning.  The supermarket, which has undergone a complete facelift to accommodate the new format is located on Edgewater Drive in the former Food City building. 

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Food City Selects Former JMH as New Corporate Headquarters Site

ABINGDON, VA (Friday, June 3 2011) –

The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Washington County Board of Supervisors and the Town Council of Abingdon, Virginia announced today that Food City will locate their new corporate headquarters at the soon-to-be vacated Johnston Memorial Hospital site in Abingdon, VA.  Food City currently operates 106 retail supermarkets in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee and employs over 13,000 associates company-wide.

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Kingsport, TN Food City Produce Manager Named Retail Produce Manager of the Year

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, May 16, 2011) –

Each year United Fresh Produce Association recognizes the top 25 produce managers within the industry during their annual convention.  This year, the convention was held in New Orleans, LA.  The honorees were recognized at the Chairman's Reception & Annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

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Food City Promotes State Trooper Safety and Move Over America

ABINGDON, VA (Friday, May 13, 2011) –

Earlier today, Food City officials joined representatives from the Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky State Troopers in a special announcement to increase awareness and support of area trooper safety.  The company announced that they will partner with the "Move Over, America" program by placing reminder decals on the back of their 400 Distribution Center trailers.

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New Food City Planned for Loudon, TN

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, May 3, 2011) –

Company officials broke ground today on the new Food City on Highway 72 North in Loudon, TN.  The 46,400+ square foot retail supermarket, expected to open in the Fall of 2011, will serve as a replacement for the existing location.

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New Food City Planned for Coeburn, VA

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, April 21, 2011) –

On Monday, Food City officials broke ground on a new supermarket on Frotn Street West in Coeburn, VA.  The 38,000+ square foot unit is expected to be complete in the Fall of 2011 and will serve as a replacement for their existing Coeburn location.

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Super Dollar Discount Foods Coming to Grundy, VA

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, April 12, 2011) –

Company officials recently announced plans to open a Super Dollar Discount Foods in Grundy, Virginia.  The 20,854 square foot store will be located on Edgewater Drive in the former Food City building.  Prior to the Summer opening, the location will undergo a complete facelift to accomodate the new format, including a bright new interior and exterior design concept.

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Monuments Planned for Kingsport Press Site

Earlier today, Food City officials announced plans to erect several monuments at the Kingsport Press Site of their new Kingsport location.  The first of which is a replica of hte original water tower.  Like it's predecessor, the new tower will stand one hundred twenty three feet tall.  Bearing the Kingsport Press logo, the tower will be located in the shopping center's courtyard.

Photo by Times Digital Group:  Mayor Dennis Phillips, Reggie Martin (President of Engage Kingsport and Chairman of the Carousel Project), Steve Smith (Food City President/CEO)

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Tyson Foods & Food City Team Up to Fight Hunger in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, TN (Friday, March 25, 2011) – Tyson Foods and Food City today donated 29,000 pounds of boneless chicken to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee as part of an effort to feed people in need and promote public awareness of hunger in America.

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KNOXVILLE, TN (Tuesday, March 15, 2011) – Recent severe weather in Tennessee flooded Second Harvest Food Bank, destroying the majority of their food supply. To help replenish he stock of much-needed protein, Smithfield will deliver 100,000 servings to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, 922 Delaware Avenue NW, on Wednesday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m.

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Race to End Hunger Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, March 14, 2011) – The Tri-Cities Race to End Hunger wrapped up on Friday, March 4, 2011, collecting a total of 9,467 pounds of food.  Long-time sponsors Food City, Bristol Motor Speedway, 88.3 WCQR and 11 Connects WJHL-TV conduct the annual drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.

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Tazewell Food City Set to Open

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, March 7, 2011) - Shelves are stocked in preparation for the March 9th opening of the new Food City located at 1410 North Broad Street, in Tazewell, TN.  The former Old Town Market property has been completely remodeled and expanded to accommodate the new format.  Customers will get their first look at the 33,500+ square foot store when the doors open Wednesday morning.

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One Lucky Race Fan to Serve as Honorary Starter of Jeff Byrd 500

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, March 7, 2011) – Earlier today, Food City officials announced that one lucky race fan will get the chance of a lifetime...the opportunity to serve as Honorary Starter for the March 20 Jeff Byrd 500, Presented by Food City.

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