Best bagger: Rachel Fuell

Betsi JamesOur Town Eats, Powell

Congratulations to Rachel Fuell of the Powell Food City who was judged “Best of the Baggers” in the district competition where associates competed in different categories. She now moves to regional competition. Thanks also to those who judged the competition.

Cookeville: Food City continues to grow with the opening today (4/6/22) of a new store in Cookeville, Tennessee. Festivities got underway Tuesday with a flag-raising and business after hours reception at the store.

Today, the store opens at 8 a.m. CST for customers. The new store is at 1545 East 10th Street. At 54,100 square feet, the store is Food City’s first in Cookeville.

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

Smith expects to hire some 200 full- and part-time staff, most from the Cookeville area. Food City operates 138 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, north Georgia and Alabama.

Don’t forget: The Halls High band concert and car show is set for Saturday, April 16, at the Halls Food City.

Betsi James is special events manager for Food City’s Knoxville and Chattanooga divisions.


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