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.
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.
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.
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.
Frances Mayes, Author of ‘Under the Tuscan Sun,’ Brings Brand of Hand-Selected Italian Wines to Virginia at Food City Wine Sampling 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, August 21, 2013) – As students across the tri-state area of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee head back to school, Food City is gearing up for the kick-off of their School Bucks Program.
Food City is proud to host the world famous Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales. This special appearance will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Food City #682, located at 7608 Mountain Grove Drive in Knoxville, TN from 4 until 7 p.m.
ARLINGTON, Virginia – June 28, 2013 – Health Communications, Inc. (HCI), the providers of the TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) Program, is pleased to announce that Food City has been awarded the 2013 TIPS Award of Excellence. This is an award bestowed by Health Communication’s President & CEO, Adam Chafetz, and is chosen by an internal committee based on both volume of employees certified and feedback from TIPS Trainers and student participants.
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.
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.
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.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA (Tuesday, May 21, 2013) - Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, 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.
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.