BLUEFIELD, W.VA. — K-VA-T Food Stores is eyeing its first location in West Virginia at the site of a Kroger store here that is scheduled to close soon, according to a local report. Abingdon, Va.-based K-VA-T — whose name is taken from the initials of its three states of operation, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee — has agreed to lease the Kroger store, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported. The newspaper quoted Steve Smith, K-VA-T’s president and chief executive ...

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