Food City launches ship to home service

Betsi JamesOur Town Eats

Food City is launching an innovative new platform designed to assist customers in purchasing items typically not found in traditional supermarkets.

Food City’s Ship to Home service enables customers to shop for hard-to-find items online and have them delivered to their door by FedEx. With nearly 30,000 available items, customers can choose from categories including pet care, pantry staples, refrigerated and frozen foods, beverages and more.

“Food City was one of the first retailers in our market to offer online ordering and curbside pick-up. We’re excited to launch our new Ship to Home service,” says Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. boasts an extensive inventory from over 1,000 food manufacturers. Customers can explore a diverse range of offerings, including over 700 gluten-free items, 2,000 natural and specialty items, 700 sauces, herbs, spices and seasonings, 500 desserts, 2,000 candy and snack items and over 15,000 restaurant-grade items.

The Irwin Food City Bass Tournament to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley is set for Saturday, April 27, 2024, on Tellico Lake. Registration info is here.

Co-sponsor is Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin, who played football at Central High School, the University of Tennessee and professionally for the Minnesota Vikings.

Registration is $225 per boat with a $15 late fee per boat for online entries received after 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25. First place is $10,000 guaranteed. Competition is in three flights (first light to 3 p.m.; 6:45 a.m. to 3:20; and 7 a.m. to 3:40) at the Tellico Canal Ramp in Lenoir City.

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


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