Shelves are stocked in preparation for the Wednesday opening of the new Food City in Etowah. The 41,100+ square foot supermarket replaces the prior location on US-411 North which was closed earlier this year to make way for construction of the new store.
“The residents of Etowah have certainly been supportive of our company and we’re excited to provide our valued customers with a new, larger state-of-the-art Food City,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
The new location includes an in-store bakery/deli with a salad bar, large café seating area and pizzeria. Full-service meat and seafood departments with pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products and a complete selection of meats that are all-natural with no solutions added, including Certified Angus Beef. In-house meat cutters to hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order. Expanded grocery, frozen food and produce departments with a large selection of gourmet, international and specialty items. The Food City Floral Boutique is staffed with a designer seven days per week and offers a full assortment of fresh-cut floral arrangements, bouquets, gift items and more.
The Food City Pharmacy provides a full range of services, including immunizations, text notifications, prescription call reminders, free membership to the Food City Pharmacy Wellness Club and is equipped with an exterior walk-up window. Rapid checkout provided by five traditional
check-out lanes and four self-checkouts. Customers can also take advantage of GoCart curbside
pick-up and same-day home delivery services.
“The larger departments provide enhanced variety and selection and greater ease maneuvering through the store,” said Mr. Smith. “I think our customers are going to be pleased with their new, much improved Food City and agree that it was well worth the wait.”
The location also features several award-winning energy saving concepts, ranging from energy efficient glass cooler doors, parking lot lights and refrigeration systems to motion sensors and 100 percent LED lighting.
The Etowah store will also include a Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union in-store branch bank location. The full-service branch features extended hours to help shoppers complete their financial business. In addition, the branch features one tvfcuLIVE interactive teller machine that is open Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. This technology allows members to complete basic over-the-counter transactions with a personal teller who is working from TVFCU’s headquarters in downtown Chattanooga 12 hours a day, six days a week.
“We are excited to announce the opening of our fourth in-store branch inside the new Etowah Food City,” said Todd Fortner, president and CEO of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. “This new branch brings added convenience to our members and a great opportunity to offer our products and services to new members in eastern McMinn County. By working with a like-minded collaborator like Food City, we are able to provide a one-stop experience for groceries and banking.”