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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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Food City Race Night at Bristol Motor Speedway

ABINGDON, VA (Friday, March 4, 2011) – 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.  On Friday, March 18th, the event will return to Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Food City Names Byrd Family to Serve as Grand Marshals of Jeff Byrd 500

ABINGDON, VA (Friday, March 4, 2011) – Food City officials recently stunned the NASCAR community with their decision to forgo traditional entitlement rights, opting rather to name the March 20 Sprint cup event the Jeff Byrd 500, Presented by food City, in honor of the dynamic President and General Manager of Bristol Motor Speedway who passed away last October.

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Food City Donates $900 to Santa Train Scholarship

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, March 3, 2011) – Throughout the 2010 holiday season, area Food City supermarkets once again featured the sale of a special children's book, entitled The Santa Train Tradition.  Inspired by one of our region's most anticipated holiday traditions, the well crafted children's book was written by local author Leigh Anne W. Hoover of Kingsport, TN and beautifully illustrated by carol Bates Murray.

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First Annual Relish Cooking & Food City Food Show

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, February 24, 2011) –
Food City is teaming up with 11 Connects WJHL-TV, and Bristol Herlad Courier to host the first annual Relish Cooking and Food City Food Show.  The event will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Annual Tri-Cities Race to End Hunger

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, February 23, 2011) – 88.3 WCQR, Food City, Bristol Motor Speedway and 11 Connects WJHL-TV have once again teamed up for the return of their annual Tri-Cities Race to end Hunger food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Food City Honors Long-Time BMS GM Jeff Byrd with One-Time Name Change of Food City 500

BRISTOL, TN (Tuesday, February 15, 2011) – To honor Jeff Byrd, the dynamic President and GM of Bristol Motor Speedway who passed away last October, Food City officials today announced the March 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Bristol Motor Speedway will carry a new name.

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Food City and Bristol Motor Speedway Officials Sign Extension to take Successful Partnership Into a Third Decade

BRISTOL, TN (Tuesday, February 15, 2011) – Food City and Bristol Motor Speedway officials today announced an agreement to continue their 2-=year partnership into a third decade, extending for three more years the second-longest sponsorship in NASCAR racing.

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Scott Poole Named Food City Vice President of Center Store

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, February 2, 2011) – Food City officials recently announced the addition of a new position to their executive management staff.  Scott Poole, formerly of Springdale, Arkansas has been named to fill the new spot of Vice President of Center Store Operations.  Poole brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the Food City team.

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Bill Jarnigan of Dandridge, TN Named Recipient of the Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, January 31, 2011) – Food City's retail supermarket chain annually recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates via their Cluade P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.  The creation of the program came in response to President Bush's call to boost volunteer efforts through corporate support.  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.

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