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Miss Food City Pageant

Abingdon, VA (Tuesday, August 26, 2014) – 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.  Co-sponsored by WXBQ 96.9 FM 24 Carrot Country, the pageant will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  

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Food City Race Night Returns to State Street

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) – 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 21, 2014 on State Street in downtown Bristol, VA/TN.  Food City has hosted the highly popular event, which has contributed over $500,000 in proceeds to area non-profits for more than twenty-five years.  

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Food City Race Night Returns To Knoxville

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) – 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 Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Knoxville Expo Center in Knoxville, TN.  Food City has hosted the highly popular event, which have contributed over $500,000 in proceeds to area non-profits for more than twenty-five years.  

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Dan Glei Named Food City Vice President of Center Store

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 11, 2014) – Food City officials recently named Dan Glei as the company’s new Vice President of Center Store.   Glei, formerly of Carlisle PA brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the Food City team.

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Vonore and Fairfield Glade Welcome New Food City Store Managers

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 11, 2014) – Food City recently announced the appointment of Joe Holt as Store Manager of their Fairfield Glade location in Crossville, TN.  Holt previously served as Store Manager of the company’s Vonore, TN supermarket.  

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Food City Names Grand Marshal and Honorary Starter

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, July 31, 2014) – As the area prepares for the upcoming race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, the folks at Food City are gearing up for the running of the August 22nd Food City 300.    

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Representative Lundberg Hosts Wine Petition Signing Event

ABINGDON, VA (Friday, July 18, 2014) – Food City officials announced today that Representative Jon Lundberg will be hosting a special wine petition signature gathering event.As the bill’s House sponsor, Lundberg has been instrumental in garnering support for the measure.

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2014 Pepsi Fireworks Grand Prize Winner

Announcing the winner of the 2014 Pepsi Fireworks Cherolet Sparks giveaway.

And the Winner is... 

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Raymond Stockard Named Food City District Manager

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, July 2, 2014) – Food City recently announced the appointment of Raymond Stockard to the position of District Manager. Stockard previously served as Store Manager of the Euclid Avenue Food City in Bristol, VA.

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Food City Appoints Vice President Information Technology/In-Store Services

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, July 2, 2014) – Food City recently announced the appointment of Don Mascola to the position of Vice President, Information Technology/In-Store Services.  Mascola has served as Vice President of In-Store Services since 2008 and worked as the department’s director prior to that. He holds 22 years of service with the company’s in-store service team.

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Food City Appoints New Director Security/Loss Prevention

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, July 2, 2014) – Food City recently announced the appointment of Haskel Bledsoe to the position of Director of Security/Loss Prevention.Bledsoe previously served as District Manager for the company, responsible for the operational oversight of 17 Food City locations within the Tri-City market.

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Food City Executive Named TGCSA Retailer of the Year

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, June 16, 2014) – Jody Helms, Executive Vice President/Director of Store Operations for Food City’s retail grocery chain was named 2014 Retailer of the Year by Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association during their annual convention.  Each year, TGCSA selects one outstanding Tennessee retailer who exemplifies the high standards of integrity and efficiency upon which the organization was founded to be namedRetailer of the Year.  

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Food City Produce Manager Receives National Award

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, June 12, 2014) – Brent Harkleroad, produce manager for the Clinchfield Street Food City in Kingsport, TN was recently named a grand-prize winner in the 2014 Retail Produce Manager of the Year Awards.  Each year, United Fresh Produce Association recognizes the top 25 produce managers within the industry during their annual convention.  Five grand-prize winners are selected from among the field of competitors.  This year’s convention was held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, June 10-13. 

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Food City Produce Manager Receives Prestigious Award

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, June 12, 2014) – Randy Sheets, produce manager for the Abingdon, VA Food City was recently named among the 2014 Retail Produce Manager of the Year Award Winners.  Each year, United Fresh Produce Association recognizes the top 25 produce managers within the industry during their annual convention.  This year’s convention was held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, June 10-13.

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Food City Breaks Ground on the First of Two New Morristown Food City Locations

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, May 8, 2014) – Yesterday Food City officials broke ground on the first of two new locations planned for Morristown, Tennessee. The 48,600+ square foot unit will be located on the Berkline property, at the corner of Liberty Hill Road and Morris Blvd.  

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Diabetes Academy

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, May 5, 2014) – Food City and Novo Nordisk are partnering to host a free Diabetes Friendly Cooking Demonstration featuring Chef Dana Herbert.  The event will take place on Tuesday, May 6th from 6 until 8 p.m. at The Euclid Center, located on the upper level of the Euclid Avenue Food City in Bristol, VA. 

 

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Two New Food City Locations Coming to Morristown, TN

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, March 20, 2014) – Company officials recently announced the construction of two new Food City locations in Morristown, Tennessee.  

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Smithfield & Food City Donate 80,000 Pounds of Food to Local Food Banks

Bristol, TN - March 14, 2014 - Donation Will Provide More Than 320,000 Protein Servings To Bristol-Area Families

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Smithfield & Food City Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of East TN

Knoxville, TN – March 13, 2014 – Smithfield and Food City are partnering to help feed local Knoxville-area families by donating 80,000 pounds of protein to the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. The joint effort is part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes program.

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Food City Race Night Returns to Knoxville

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, March 6, 2014) – As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RVs, the folks at Food City are gearing up for their annual Food City Race Night, which will return to the Knoxville Expo Center on Thursday, March 13th.  

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