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Food City Kicks Off Annual Race Against Hunger Promotion

Abingdon, VA (Monday, October 22, 2012) – 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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Food City Treasure Hunt Returns

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, October 15, 2012) – The folks at Food City are gearing up for the return of the Food City Treasure Hunt.  The contest will kick off on October 21st and continue through December 15th.  

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Alex Honeycutt Crowned Miss Food City 2013

The 20th Anniversary Miss Food City Pageant was held on Saturday, October 13th at the historic Paramount Center for the Arts in Downtown Bristol.  Each year, the pageant showcases young women from across the region.  Saturday evening, 15 contestants entered the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts in hopes of winning the coveted title.

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2013 Miss Food City Pageant

The 20th Anniversary Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m.  Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the gala event.  Reggie Neel of WXBQ radio will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

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Food City Kicks off School Bucks Program

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, August 22, 2012) – 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.  

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Food City Pharmacy Offers Seasonal Flu Vaccine

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 20, 2012) – Company officials recently announced that Food City Pharmacy will once again be providing the seasonal flu vaccine in their pharmacies this immunization season.

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Richard Childress Named Honorary Starter

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Monday, August 13, 2012) – Bristol Motor Speedway’s upcoming triple header continues to be cause for added celebration for one locally owned and operated grocery chain.  Twenty years ago, Food City signed on as the title sponsor of the March Food City 500 Sprint Cup event, as well as the August Food City 250 Nationwide Series race. 

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Food City Race Night Returns to State Street

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 13, 2012) – As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RV’s, the folks at Food City are gearing up for their annual Food City Family Race Night.  The event will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2012 on State Street in downtown Bristol, VA/TN. 

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Food City Race Night Returns to Knoxville

ABINGDON, VA (Monday, August 13, 2012) – As the area prepares for the onslaught of race fans and RV’s, the folks at Food City are gearing up for their annual Food City Family Race Night.  The event will take place on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the Expo Center in Knoxville, TN. 

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Pat Summitt Named Grand Marshal of Food City 250

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Monday, July 16, 2012) – Food City will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its sponsorship of the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway Aug. 24 with a very special guest serving as grand marshal.

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New Food City Planned for Greeneville, TN

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, July 11, 2012) – Company officials recently announced plans to open a new location on Highway 11 E in Greeneville, TN.  The 49,800+ square foot retail supermarket is expected to open early 2013.   

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Food City Store Manager Named National Award Winner

Abingdon, VA (Thursday, July 5, 2012) – Terri Gilbert, Store Manager of Food City’s Clinton Highway location in Knoxville, TN was recently named among the 2012 Progressive Grocer Top Women in Grocery Award winners.  The program recognizes “the critical role the honorees play within an industry that touches each and every American’s life in some way or another on a daily basis”. 

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2012 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards Announced

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the winners of the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards today.  The 11 winners will be recognized for their achievements and positive impact on the state’s natural resources in an awards ceremony to be held in Nashville on August 24. 

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Food City Donates $1,000 to Johnson City Police Department's Kid Print Program

Abingdon, VA (Tuesday, June 26, 2012) – Food City recently presented a check in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Johnson City Police Department to benefit their Kid Print Program. 

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Food City and NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Team Up

Abingdon, VA (Wednesday, June 13, 2012) – Food City and seven time NASCAR Champion, Richard Petty have once again teamed up to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE project.  For more than six decades, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes.  

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Doris Banks wins Claude P. Varney Award

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, June 12, 2012) – 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 (Tuesday, June 12, 2012) – 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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Clintwood Food City Gas 'n Go Now Open

Abingdon, VA (Monday, June 4, 2012) – Company officials recently celebrated the opening of the new Food City Gas ‘n Go in Clintwood, VA.  Located at the corner of Chase Street and VA 83, the station is among several off site locations now operated by the regional grocery supermarket chain.

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New Tazewell Food City Gas 'n Go Now Open

Abingdon, VA (Monday, June 4, 2012) – Company officials recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies marking the opening of the new Food City Gas ‘n Go in New Tazewell, TN.  Located on North Broad Street, next to Commercial Bank, the station is among several off site locations now operated by the regional grocery supermarket chain.

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Second Annual Food City Food Show

ABINGDON, VA (Wednesday, May 30, 2012) – Food City is teaming up with 11 Connects WJHL-TV, TriCities.com, WTFM and Bristol Herald Courier to host the second annual Food City Food Show.  The event will take place on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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