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Expansion Planned for Jonesborough Food City

Expansion Planned for Jonesborough Food City
ABINGDON, VA (Monday, September 6, 2010) - Company officials recently announced plans to expand and remodel their Jonesborough, TN Food City location on Forest Drive. The store is scheduled to receive an additional 13,000 square feet of retail space, bringing the total square footage to 49,000.  Project completion is expected by Spring, 2011.
"Our Jonesborough location has been very well received by area shoppers and we're excited to have the opportunity to enlarge the store to better serve them.  We will continue to offer the same top quality products, courteous service, friendly faces and competitive pricing they have come to expect from Food City, with an expanded offering of products and selection," commented Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
In addition to the conveniences already offered, a full service meat department 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 department will continue to carry a complete selection of top quality meats that are all-natural with no solutions added, including Certified Angus Beef.  A drive-thru will also be added to the Food City Pharmacy for greater ease in prescription services.  All remaining departments will be expanded, with significant increases to the frozen food, dairy and grocery departments, as well as the addition of a salad bar to the produce department and a complete remodel of the bakery/deli, including the addition of a 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, Rick Bishop.
"We are very excited about the additional services and selection the expansion will bring to our customers; particularly the full service meat department and pharmacy drive-thru," adds store manager, Derek Adkisson.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores operates 105 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.