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March 30, 2015 11:20 PM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.

Company Overview

K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., doing business as Food City, owns and operates a chain of supermarkets in southwest Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and east Tennessee. It retails grocery and pet products, such as baking products, beverages, candies, cereal and breakfast foods, coffee and tea products, dairy products, dressings, sauces and spreads, gluten free foods, herbs and spices, household items, infant products, pasta and rice items, pet care products, snacks, cookies and chips, soups, and canned goods; and kitchen and dining products, including cookware and bakeware, cutlery, dinnerware, drinkware and barware, flatware, furniture, kitchen accessories, kitchen appliances, kitchen storage/organiza...

201 Trigg Street

Abingdon, VA 24210

United States

Founded in 1955





Key Executives for K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 56
Founder and Chairman
Age: 89
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Executive Vice President and Director of Store Operations
Director of Community Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. Key Developments

K-VA-T Food City Appoints John Jones as New EVP and Director of Store Operations

K-VA-T Food City has appointed John Jones as the company's new EVP, director of store operations. He succeeds Jody Helms, who retired after 15 years of service at the company, parent of the Food City chain. Jones brings more than 34 years of industry experience to the position. He ascended through the ranks and has worked as store manager, district manager and most recently EVP of store operations for the company's Knoxville Division. Jones' new duties will include guiding the store operations team for the company's 105 supermarkets, including its Gas N Go fuel centers and Food City Pharmacies.

Food City Plans to Close Grocery Store on Kingston Pike Near Ebenezer Road by February 24

Food City plans to close its grocery store on Kingston Pike near Ebenezer Road by February 24. Employees of the store, at 8905 Kingston Pike in West Knoxville, will be offered positions at other Food City locations, so the closing means no jobs lost.

Bebida Beverage Company Announces Partnership with Food City Grocery Chain for 105 Stores

Bebida Beverage Company announced that the Company has signed a partnership agreement with the Virginia-based supermarket chain, Food City. The partnership includes KOMA Unwind Relaxation drinks and shots to be carried by 105 grocery and convenience stores in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. This agreement was the result of KOMA Unwind friends involved in NASCAR. Food City is very community-oriented and involved in local efforts and has partners with farmers in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee which bring local produce to its customers while helping local farmers. The Food City name has also become synonymous with NASCAR racing in the area with its sponsorship of two of the sport's most popular races, the Food City 500 and Food City 250 at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. As the second longest running sponsor in NASCAR, Food City has also contributed over half a million dollars to local organizations through its annual Family Race Night events.

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