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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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Food City Kicks Off Annual Race Against Hunger Promotion

ABINGDON, VA  (Friday, October 22, 2010) – Since 1992, Food City has conducted their annual FOOD FOR ALL holiday campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations.  The holiday promotion, entitled Race Against Hunger is co-sponsored by Miller Brewing Company, Kellogg's and FOOD FOR ALL.

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Elizabeth Robinette Crowned Miss Food City 2011

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.

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TN Middle School Teacher Awarded $500,000

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.

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The Santa Train Tradition - Back By Popular Demand!

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.

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Food City Launches NuVal Nutritional Scoring System

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.

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