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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, TriCities.com 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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Food City Recognizes Divisional Winners for Outstanding Community Service

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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Food City and NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Team up to Benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission:? ABLE

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, January 27, 2011) – Food City and seven time NASCAR Champion, Richard Petty have teamed up to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission:  ABLE project.  For more than 64 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heros.

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Alan Worrell of Carroll County, VA Receives Wayne Scott Memorial Grower of the Year Award

ABINGDON, VA (Friday, January 14, 2011) – Food City is well-known for providing their customers with the freshest produce available at the lowest possible prices, due in part to their locally grown produce initiative.  What began with a small number of items supplied by a handful of area farmers ten years ago has grown into a multi-million dollar operation.

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Food City and UT Medical Center Partner to Expand Healthy Living Kitchen

KNOXVILLE, TN (Thursday, January 6, 2011) – Food City and the University of Tennessee Medical Center recently announced a partnership to expand the educational and informational Healthy Living Kitchen program to reach communities throughout the area.

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Food City Recognizes Associates for Outstanding Volunteerism

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, December 1, 2010) – 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.

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Food City to Build New Store in Kingsport, TN

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, November 30, 2010) – Food City officials recently announced plans to construct a new supermarket on Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, TN.  The 48,500+ Square foot unit is expected to open in the Spring of 2011 and will mark the chain's third location for the Kingsport area.

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Cosby, TN Resident Receives $500 in Food City's Mammoth Cheese Wheel Contest

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, November 8, 2010) – Three participating Food City locations recently featured an exciting consumer contest which ran through Sunday, October 31, 2010.  Each of the three stores displayed a Mammoth Cheese Wheel.  Customers were given the opportunity to guess the weight of the cheese wheel via specially marked in-store entry forms.

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New Morristown Food City Set to Open

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, November 8, 2010) – Shelves are stocked in preparation for the November 10 opening of the new Food City located at the intersection of Highway 11E and Jaybird Road in Morristown, TN.

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John Cecil (Food City) Awarded 2010

FRANKFURT, KY  (Tuesday, November 2, 2010) – The Kentucky Grocers Association, Inc. (KGA) has named John Cecil, Executive Vice President of Store Operations for Food City, the 2010 Kentucky Grocer of the Year.

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Food City Recognizes Winner of Energy Conservation Objective

ABINGDON, VA  (Friday, October 22, 2010) – Last fall, Food City implemented a comprehensive energy conservation objective (ECO) across their 105 store retail supermarket chain.  The company set a lofty goal of a 10% energy reduction by store, as compared to their costs from the previous year.

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