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Food City Breaks Ground On New Radford, Virginia, Store

Radford, Va., Food City

A new Food City in Radford, Virginia, now is underway.

The 49,700-plus-s.f. supermarket, located on Tyler Avenue, is expected to be completed by this fall.

“We are extremely excited to be joining the Radford retail community. We look forward to constructing a state-of-the-art supermarket that will create both jobs and tax revenue for the citizens of Radford and Montgomery County,” said Steven C. Smith, president and CEO of Food City, owned by K-VA-T Food Stores in Abingdon, Virginia.

The location will include an in-store bakery/deli with a hot food bar, stone pizza oven and café seating area. A deluxe fresh food bar also will be available, featuring a wide variety of soup, wings, salad and fruit selections.

Full-service meat and seafood departments will 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, according to Food City. In-house meat cutters will hand-cut steaks and fresh meat to order.

Expanded grocery, frozen food and produce departments will offer a complete selection of gourmet, international, organics and specialty items.

Seven traditional checkout lanes and four self-checkouts will be available for customers.

For added convenience, the location will include a Starbucks café GoCart curbside pickup. With Food City GoCart, customers can shop on-line at foodcity.com and pick up their order when they arrive at the store.

A Food City Pharmacy will also be included, equipped with a drive-thru for greater ease in prescription services, as well as a Food City Gas N’ Go, featuring a large five pump station with diesel.

Through Food City Fuel Bucks, members earn one fuel buck for every dollar spent; bonus fuel bucks are earned on qualifying prescriptions and participating gift cards. For every 150 Fuel Bucks redeemed, the customer saves 15¢ per gallon at Food City Gas ’N Go. And every Wednesday, Food City Gas ‘N Go customers can also redeem 300 Fuel Bucks to receive 30¢ off per gallon of any grade fuel up to 20 gallons.

The new location also features several energy-saving concepts, ranging from energy-efficient glass cooler doors, parking lot lights and refrigeration systems to motion sensors and 100 percent LED lighting, as well as an open architectural design.

“Our customers can expect to find top quality products, exceptional customer service and competitive pricing, along with some exciting new features and conveniences,” Smith said.

K-VA-T Food Stores operates 131 retail outlets in southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia.

About the author

Lorrie Griffith

Lorrie began covering the supermarket and foodservice industries at Shelby Publishing in 1988, an English major fresh out of the University of Georgia. She began as an editorial assistant/proofreader (and continues to proofread everything, everywhere, in spite of herself). She spent three-plus decades with Shelby in various editorial roles, and after a detour into business development, rejoined Shelby in June 2024. "It's good to be back covering the greatest industry in the world," she says.

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