K-VA-T Food Stores, parent of the Food City chain, said it was supporting a new effort underway in Tennessee to drive down that state’s high rates of hypertension, stroke, diabetes, heart disease and several forms of cancer....More
Some of the fastest-growing food-retailing chains in the country are those targeting ethnic groups such as Hispanics and Asians, as illustrated by the numbers in SN’s 2014 lists of the Top 75 Retailers and Wholesalers in North America and the Top 50 Small Chains and Independents....More
ABINGDON, Va. — K-VA-T Food Stores here, which operates 104 Food City supermarkets, has announced the launch of e-ValuCard Savers, which allows shoppers to electronically download manufacturers coupons from the company’s website to their ValuCard loyalty card....More
Food retailers have a lot of questions heading into 2013.
Will the economy improve? Will consumer confidence improve? How much inflation will there be? What new taxes and regulations will they face?
SN surveyed supermarket and wholesaler chief executive officers around the country about their outlook for the year ahead, and those questions loomed large....More
Kale, along with other dark green leafy vegetables like collards and chard, has enjoyed a surge of popularity beyond natural food stores and beyond the traditional cooked dishes typically associated with such produce. These types of leafy greens resonate with customers won over by their health benefits....More
ABINGDON, Va. — K-VA-T Food Stores, which operates 104 supermarket Food City operates outlets in southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee, recently upgraded from fluorescent lighting fixtures to an LED lighting system in vertical refrigerated and frozen cases across 89 stores....More
Vegetable and herb gardening got off to an early start this year thanks to unseasonably warm weather in most parts of the country. The effect of that, however, on retailers’ sales of fledgling plants has been mixed....More
A permanent display of rotating meal ideas can encourage time-strapped customers to buy more items, according to the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s recent report “Dairy Meal Solutions: Merchandising Works.”...More
ABINGDON, Va. — In recognition of its 20th year of as title sponsor of the Food City 500 NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway this month, store managers and officials from K-VA-T Food Stores here will participate in official race ceremonies....More
SKOKIE, Ill. — Private-label cooperative Topco Associates here said Friday that its board has unanimously approved the appointment of Randall J. “Randy” Skoda as the company’s new president and chief executive officer....More