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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. The store is scheduled to receive an additional 13,000+ square feet of retail space, bringing the total square footage to 51,600+ and making the supermarket among the largest in the retailer’s chain.  Project completion is expected by this Fall.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to enlarge our Eastern Plaza location to better serve our loyal customers.  We will continue to offer the same top quality products, courteous service, friendly faces and competitive pricing shoppers have come to expect from Food City, with an expanded offering of products and selection,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.  

In addition to the conveniences already offered, full service meat and seafood departments will be added, stocked with a wide variety of pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products with in-house meat cutters to hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order.  The meat department will continue to carry a complete selection of top quality meats that are all-natural with no solutions added, including Certified Angus Beef.  The produce and bakery/deli departments will also be expanded significantly, including the addition of a fresh salad bar and pizza shop.   

“Enlarging our departments allows us to greatly enhance the variety and selection of items contained within; and the additional square footage will result in greater ease shopping the store,” stated district manager, Brady Parvin.  

“We are very excited about the additional services and selection the expansion will bring to our customers; particularly the full service meat and seafood departments,” adds store manager, Adam Wade.  

Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City’s parent company) operates 105 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.