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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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Food City Race Night Returns to Bristol Motor Speedway

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, March 5, 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 Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, March 14th.  

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Food City & Tri-Cities Academy Partner to Promote National Nutrition Month

This March, to celebrate National Nutrition Month, registered dietitians and nutrition students affiliated with the Tri-Cities Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are partnering with Food City and Audrey Kessler, Food City’s Corporate Dietitian.  

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Sherrell Lyon of Jonesborough, TN Wins Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, February 25, 2014) – Food City’s retail supermarket chain annually recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates via their Claude 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, February 24, 2014) – Food City’s retail supermarket chain annually recognizes outstanding volunteerism among their associates via the Claude 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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Harvey Lafollette Receives Wayne Scott Memorial Grower of the Year Award

Abingdon, VA (Tuesday, February 11, 2014) – Food City is well-known for their local produce initiative.  Through a partnership with local farmers, the supermarket chain is able to bring their customers fresh-from-the-field fruits and vegetables.  Many items are delivered directly from the farm to the store on the same day they are picked.  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.  Food City currently buys over $5,000,000 in fresh produce from local growers annually. 

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Renowned Author Brings Line of Tuscan Wines to Virginia

Frances Mayes, Author of ‘Under the Tuscan Sun,’ Brings Brand of Hand-Selected Italian Wines to Virginia at Food City Wine Sampling Event

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Food City to Host United Way Celebrity Bagging Event

ABINGDON, VA – United Way is proud to team with Food City to host the seventh annual Celebrity Bagging Event in support of their annual fundraising campaign. 

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Wellmont, Food City Partner to Create Shopping Tours to Encourage Healthy Eating

KINGSPORT – With the region facing high rates of diabetes, Wellmont Health System and Food City are pooling their resources to help residents make healthy choices at the grocery store.

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Food City Kicks Off Annual Race Against Hunger Promotion

Abingdon, VA (Wednesday, October 23, 2013) – Since 1992, Food City has conducted their annual 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 and Kellogg’s.  

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Kayla Neikirk Crowned Miss Food City 2014

Abingdon, VA (Monday, October 14, 2013) – The 21st Annual Miss Food City Pageant was held on Saturday, October 12th at the historic Paramount Center for the Arts in Downtown Bristol.  Each year, the pageant showcases young women from across the region.  Saturday evening, 17 contestants entered the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts in hopes of winning the coveted title.

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Food City and CrestPoint Health Partner to Offer Free Prescriptions

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, October 14, 2013) –  Starting in January 2014, qualifying Food City customers who carry Medicare Advantage plans will receive their generic prescription drugs at no charge.  A new partnership between Food City Pharmacies and CrestPoint Health will allow members of CrestPoint Health’s new Classic & Elite Medicare Advantage plans to receive their preferred generic prescription medications with a $0 copay at Food City Pharmacies.

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Food City Fuel Bucks Plus

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, September 25, 2013) - Food City recently announced plans to expand their wildly popular Fuel Bucks promotion.  With the new Food City Fuel Bucks Plus program, it’s even easier to save on your fuel purchases.

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2014 Miss Food City Pageant

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 12, 2013.  

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