Small Virginia Town Gets New Food City Supermarket

State-of-the-art store to better serve the needs of Clintwood residents
Marian Zboraj, Progressive Grocer
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Shelves are stocked in preparation for the much-anticipated Feb. 28 opening of the new Food City in Clintwood, Va.

Food City will open a new store in Clintwood, Va., on Feb. 28. Located at the intersection of Dickenson Highway and Main Street, the 45,000-square-foot retail supermarket will replace Food City’s existing location in the town. 

Clintwood is a vibrant small town with a population of about 1,400. It's located in the Holly Creek Valley in the western part of Dickenson County and is about 6 miles from the Kentucky state line.

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“We have served the residents of Clintwood and Dickenson County for nearly 25 years, and we are excited to provide our loyal customers with this much-needed new state-of-the-art Food City to better serve their needs,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and CEO.

The new store includes an in-store bakery and deli, complete with a hot food bar; a large café seating area; a fresh food bar offering a variety of soup, salad and fruit selections; an expanded selection of specialty cheeses; and fresh sushi. Full-service meat and seafood departments offer pre-marinated and 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, produce, and beer and wine departments feature a vast 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 checkout lanes and seven self-checkouts. Curbside pickup is available for customers wishing to shop online. The store also includes a Food City Pharmacy, equipped with an express walk-up window, a Food City Gas N’ Go fuel center, and a Starbucks café. 

The new location features several energy-saving concepts ranging from energy-efficient glass cooler doors, parking lot lights and refrigeration systems to motion sensors and 100% LED lighting. 

“Our customers can expect to find the same smiling faces, exceptional customer service and top-quality products, with expanded variety/selection and some exciting new services,” added Smith. 

Food City’s parent company, Abingdon, Va.-based K-VA-T Food Stores, operates more than 150 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, north Georgia and Alabama. K-VA-T is No. 70 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer’s 2023 list of the top food and consumables retailers in North America

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