Food City, The Shelby Report of the Southeast’s 2023 Retailer of the Year, has grown exponentially over the years through acquisition and natural growth. The privately held, family-owned company began as an 800-square-foot Piggly Wiggly in Grundy, Virginia, according to Steven C. Smith, president and CEO.
Food City was also previously named The Shelby Report of the Southeast’s 2016 Retailer of the Year.
Today, Food City’s parent company, K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., operates 17 locations in southeastern Kentucky, 24 in southwest Virginia, 97 in east Tennessee, 11 in north Georgia and a single store in Alabama, where another location is under construction and more are planned.
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