Food City is set to expand in Alabama, where it currently operates one store.
K-VA-T Food Stores-owned Food City is planning to build six new stores in Huntsville, Ala., over the next several years, according to a local report. The company is investing $90 million in the project and will create approximately 1,350 jobs in the area.
The first phase of the construction will be completed over the next three years and will include locations at:
Northwest Huntsville on Alabama Highway 53 north of Research Park Boulevard
Jordan Lane/Patton Road near Interstate 565
West Huntsville near the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant
The new stores will have a brick front and include full-service meat and seafood departments, a deli, and will likely be home to Starbucks coffee shops. The city of Birmingham is offering Food City up to $9 million in tax refunds, which will go into effect once the stores in the first phase of construction are completed.
Food City currently has one store in the state of Alabama, located in the city of Albertville, which opened in 2021. A second location is under construction in Gadsden, which is northeast of Birmingham.
Meanwhile, Food City has been celebrating store openings in other parts of the country, and recently broke ground on a smaller-format location in the Southwest Virginia city of Pulaski. The company will hold a company-wide hiring event to include both full-time and part-time positions on April 27 in an effort to hire 1,200 associates for store locations throughout its operation area and its distribution center.