ABINGDON, VA (Monday, October 18, 2010) – Each year, the Miss Food City 500 Pageant is a highly popular event. The 2011 edition showcased 20 young women from across the region. Each girl entered the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, TN with hopes of winning the title of Miss Food City 2011.
KNOXVILLE, TN (Friday, October 15, 2010) – State Fair® Corn Dogs awarded a once-in-a-lifetime grand prize check for $500,000 to the winner of its Dream Home Sweepstakes. Sarah Stevens of East Tennessee accepted her prize on the main stage at the annual Food City Food Show held in Knoxville, TN.
KINGSPORT, TN (Monday, October 11, 2010) – The Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce and Food City are proud to announce the return of The Santa Train Tradition, a special children's book inspired by one of the region's most anticipated holiday traditions. The well crafted children's book was written by local author Leigh Anne W. Hoover, a longtime Kingsport resident, and beautifully illustrated by Carol Bates Murray of Marion, VA.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, September 27, 2010) – Today Food City officials announced the launch of the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System throughout their chain of regional supermarkets. NuVal is a scientifically-based scoring system developed by a team of renowned top nutritional experts from leading universities and health organizations, chaired by Dr. David Katz, Director and Co-Founder of Yale University-Griffin Hospital Prevention Research Center. It summarizes the nutritional information of a given product into a single score, providing the nutritional guidance necessary for customers to make more informed food choices at a glance with less confusion.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, September 27, 2010) – In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, area Food City locations will offer a black re-usable shopping bag throughout the month of October (while supplies last). The bags, which are machine washable and constructed from recycled plastic, retail for $1.99 each. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, September 13, 2010) – 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 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2010.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, September 6, 2010) – Company officials recently announced plans to expand and remodel their Jonesborough Food City location on Forest Drive. The store is scheduled to receive an additional 13,000 square feet of retail space bringng the footage to 49,000. Project completion is expected by Spring, 2011.
Abingdon, VA (Monday, February 11, 2013) – Food City is well-known for providing their customers with the freshest products available, 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, December 14, 2012) – Food City and Coca-Cola recently partnered to donate $10,000 to benefit the Johnia Berry Toy Drive. Food City has hosted the annual drive since its inception in 2007.
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, September 23, 2013) – Shelves are stocked in preparation for the September 25th opening of the Food City on Clinton Highway in Powell, TN. Customers will get their first look at the new 52,000+ square foot retail supermarket when the doors open Wednesday morning. The unit replaces the existing store on West Emory Road.
Abingdon, VA (Thursday, October 17, 2013) – Food City recently announced the winners of their Third Annual Cake Decorating Challenge. First prize was awarded to Michelle Trahan of Food City in Gray, TN. Jessica Hale of the Maryville, TN location was named second prize winner and Darlene Celso, also of the Maryville store received third prize.
ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, November 5, 2013) – Food City will once again host the annual Johnia Berry Toy Drive. This year marks the seventh drive, which began in 2007.
In honor of fallen Southwest Virginia law enforcement officers, fire fighters and other public safety officials, Food City presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.