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Food City Grand Opening Celebration

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 2:37 pm

Shelves are stocked and associates are ready to go for the highly anticipated Food City Grand opening that occurred on Feb. 7 in Kimball.

“We are excited to be joining the Kimball retail community. We look forward to serving the residents Kimball and Marion County,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.

Kimball got a sneak peek into the 49,000 square foot supermarket at the after-hours reception the night before with the flag raising and ribbon cutting ceremonies.

The location includes an in-store bakery and deli, complete with a hot food bar, large café seating area, fireplace, Asian wok, fresh food bar, offering a variety of soup, salad and fruit selections, hickory wood smoker, brick pizza oven, and fresh sushi. Full-service meat and seafood departments offer pre-marinated, seasoned oven ready products, top-quality meats, Certified Angus Beef, and in-house butchers to hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order. Expanded grocery, frozen food and produce departments go well beyond the normal fare with a huge selection of specialty, gourmet, and vegan items.

The Food City Floral Boutique, staffed with a designer seven days per week, offers a full assortment of fresh-cut floral arrangements, bouquets, gift items, and more. Rapid checkout service is provided by five traditional check-out lanes and seven self-checkouts. Curbside pick-up and home delivery are available for customers wishing to shop on-line. The store also includes a Food City Pharmacy, equipped with a drive-thru, Food City Gas N’ Go fuel center, featuring top quality fuel and diesel, and a Starbucks cafe, offering a wide assortment of blended hot/cold coffees and beverages.

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

“Our customers can expect to find exceptional customer service and top-quality products at the lowest possible prices, along with great variety/selection and some exciting new services,” says Smith.


Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 153 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, north Georgia, and Alabama.

For more information contact Tammy Baumgardner pf K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. at (276) 623-5100 or