New Food City store in Alcoa

Betsi JamesBlount, Our Town Eats

Great weather and turnout for the grand opening of Food City’s newest store, a brand new, 54,000-square-feet supermarket at 1388 Tesla Blvd. in Alcoa. The store is a replacement for a smaller store. There was a Business After Hours reception on Tuesday, Dec. 13, with flag-raising and ribbon-cutting ceremonies scheduled at 6:15 p.m.

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Food City and Coca-Cola Consolidated partnered with Samaritan’s Feet to distribute new shoes and socks to every student at Lonsdale Elementary. The presentation was Nov. 17 at the school. Also, Coca-Cola Consolidated donated 505 backpacks filled with non-perishable food items donated by Food City.

Friends & Pets in Need: This holiday food drive will run through Dec. 31. Specially marked bags containing non-perishable food items, as well as bags containing pet food products, will be available for purchase for $15 plus tax at all Food City locations. Customers may deposit the bags in collection bins located at the front of the store. Again, 100% of the products collected will benefit local hunger relief organizations and animal shelters throughout the region.

Flu Shots are now available at your local Food City Pharmacy with no appointment. Flu shots at Food City Pharmacy are affordable and zero copay with most insurance. For every flu shot given, Food City will make a donation to the Pat Summitt Foundation.

Save a trip and get your other vaccines at the same time. Your local Food City Pharmacy offers a variety of vaccines to help protect you and your family, including Covid-19, pneumonia, shingles and more. Many of these immunizations can be taken at the same time as your flu shot. Just ask our pharmacist for more information.

Jobs, jobs, jobs: Food City continues to hire for full- or part-time jobs, entry-level or skilled positions. Interested candidates can apply online at or visit any Food City store to complete an application.

Betsi James is special events manager for Food City’s Knoxville and Chattanooga divisions. Food City’s corporate office contributed to this report.


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