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Food City, Smithfield, Bristol Motor Speedway & Speedway Children's Charities Donate a Combined 40,000 Pounds of Food to Local Food Banks

Bristol, VA – June 3, 2013 – In celebration of Memorial Day, Smithfield partnered with Food City, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Speedway Children’s Charities to donate a combined 40,000 pounds of protein to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and Feeding America Southwest Virginia.

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Food City Produce Manager Receives National Award

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, May 30, 2013) – Frankie Thacker, produce manager for the E. Main Rogersville, TN Food City was recently named a grand-prize winner in the 2013 Retail Produce Manager of the Year Awards.

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Food City Produce Manager Receives Prestigious Award

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, May 30, 2013) – Jimbo May, produce manager for the S. Williamson, Kentucky Food City was recently named among the 2013 Retail Produce Manager of the Year Award Winners.

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Utility Trailer Manufacturing & Food City Celebrate 50,000th Dry Van Trailer Milestone

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., May 21, 2013 - Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vansflatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce that it has exceeded an important milestone by producing the 50,000th dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Virginia manufacturing plant.

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Food City Cake Decorator to Compete in National Challenge

Abingdon, VA (Monday, May 20, 2013) – Greeneville, TN resident and Food City cake decorator, Rebecca Lougheed has been selected as one of three finalists slated to compete in the 18th Annual International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Cake Decorating Challenge.  The competition is scheduled to take place during IDDBA’s annual expo June 2-4th in Orlando, FL.  Lougheed was selected from among 68 entries spanning 31 supermarket chains nationwide. 

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Scott’s Strawberries Now Available at Select Food City Locations

Abingdon, VA (Friday, May 10, 2013) – Back by popular demand, Scott’s Farms strawberries are now available for sale at select Food City locations.  These ripe, ready-to-eat strawberries are locally grown by Scott Farms, located in Unicoi County, and delivered directly to surrounding Food City locations daily, while supplies last.  

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Locally Grown Mann Farms Strawberries Now Available in Select Food City Locations

Abingdon, VA (Friday, May 10, 2013) – Food City is well-known for providing their customers with the best variety, highest quality, and friendliest service possible.  And they do so in part by purchasing a great deal of their produce locally, providing additional support to the regions in which they operate. 

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Expansion Planned for Newport Food City

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, May 8, 2013) – Company officials recently announced plans to expand and remodel their Newport, TN Food City location in the Eastern Plaza Shopping Center.

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Vonore Food City Set to Open

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, May 9, 2013) – Shelves are stocked in preparation for the May 15th opening of the new Food City on Highway 411 in Vonore, TN.  Customers will get their first look at the 47,000+ square foot unit when the doors open Wednesday morning.    

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Food City Store Manager Receives National Recognition

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, May 8, 2013) – Arlie Watson, Jr., store manager of the Gatlinburg, TN Food City was recently chosen as one of ten finalists in Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Store Manager of the Year Awards.    

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Food City Pharmacist Receives John McNiel Award (Tri Cities)

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, April 24, 2013) – James Gross, R.Ph., pharmacist for the St. Paul, VA Food City was recently named the recipient of the 2013 John McNiel Customer Service Award.  

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Food City Pharmacist Receives John McNiel Award (Knoxville)

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, April 24, 2013) – David Miller, D.Ph., pharmacist for the Fairfield Glade Food City in Crossville, TN was recently named the recipient of the 2013 John McNiel Customer Service Award.  

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Food City/Goodwill Industries Earth Day Clothing Drive

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, April 15, 2013) – Food City and Goodwill Industries have teamed up to host a joint Earth Day Clothing Drive at select locations throughout the region.

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Food City Funds Donation of Salad Bars to Area Schools

ABINGDON, VA (Friday, March 8, 2013) – Food City recently funded the donation of salad bars to several area schools in conjunction with the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools program.  

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Food City Donate $10,000 to Niswonger Children's Hospital

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, March 7, 2013) – Food City recently presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to representatives of Niswonger Children’s Hospital.  The company contributed a portion of their Food City Exclusive Brand sales in area Tri-City locations from February 17th through March 2nd.  The presentation took place on Sunday, March 3rd during a three-day Radiothon hosted by Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation Radio Stations, 98.5 WTFM, 95.9 “The HOG” WRZK, Classic Hits 102.7, FM94! WMEV, WKPT Radio & WUKZ 101.1.  

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Food City Race Night Returns to Bristol Motor Speedway

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, March 6, 2013) – 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 15th.  

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Food City Race Night Returns to Knoxville

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, March 6, 2013) – 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 14th.  

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Food City Associates Compete in National Bagger Championship

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, February 28, 2013) – Each year, National Grocer’s Association hosts their annual Best Bagger Championship during their annual convention in Las Vegas.  Baggers from across the nation compete for the coveted title of “America’s Best Bagger”.

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Butch Jones Named Grand Marshal of Food City 500

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, February 27, 2013) – 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 March 17th Food City 500.  

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Food City Launches Exciting New Technology

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, February 26, 2013) – Food City recently announced the launch of several exciting new programs designed to bring added value and convenience to their consumers.  Among the newest features is their e-ValuCard Savers, which allows shoppers to electronically download manufacturers coupons from the company’s website to their ValuCard. 

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