Shelves are stocked in preparation of the much anticipated November 1st opening of the new Food City in Athens, TN. The 54,000+ square foot supermarket is located on South Hill Street.
“We are extremely excited to be joining the Athens retail community. We have certainly enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the surrounding region and look forward to meeting and serving the area residents of Athens,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
The location includes an in-store bakery/deli, complete with a hot food bar, large café seating area and expanded cheese section. A deluxe fresh food bar is also available, featuring a wide variety of soup, wings, salad and fruit selections. Full service meat and seafood departments offer pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products, plus a complete selection of top quality meats that are all-natural with no solutions added, including Certified Angus Beef and fresh sushi. In-house meat cutters hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order. Expanded grocery, frozen food and produce departments go well beyond the normal fare with a huge selection of gourmet, international and specialty items. The Food City Floral Boutique is staffed with a designer seven days per week, offering a full assortment of fresh-cut floral arrangements, bouquets, gift items and more. Rapid checkout service is provided by six traditional check-out lanes, one express lane and four self-check-outs.
The Athens Food City will be the company’s first location to include a Starbucks. Located at the front of the store, Starbucks will offer a wide assortment of blended hot and cold coffees and beverages. For added convenience, the store also offers a Food City Pharmacy to assist with prescription services and a Food City Gas N’ Go, featuring a large five pump station, including diesel fuel. The Food City ValuPoints program makes saving money easier than ever. Earn 1 ValuPoint for every dollar spent, plus receive bonus ValuPoints on participating items, qualifying prescriptions and participating gift cards. For every 150 ValuPoint redeemed, save 15¢ per gallon at Food City Gas ’N Go or save 5% on your next grocery order when you redeem 300 ValuPoints. In addition, every Wednesday, Food City Gas n’ Go customers can also redeem 300 ValuPoints to receive 30¢ off per gallon of any grade fuel up to 20 gallons.
Food City’s GoCart curbside pick-up allows customers to select their purchases on-line at foodcity.com. Their order is filled by a professional shopper and loaded into their vehicle when they arrive at the store. And, they can pay for their purchases on-line or by credit or debit card at the time of pick-up.
The new location also features several award winning energy saving concepts, ranging from energy efficient glass cooler doors, parking lot lights and refrigeration systems to motion sensors and 100% LED lighting, as well as an open rafter ceiling design.
“Our customers can expect to find an outstanding selection of top quality products at the lowest possible price and exceptional customer service, combined with a number of exciting features and conveniences,” says Food City store manager, Rusty Rollins.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 132 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia.