ABINGDON, Va. — K-VA-T Food Stores here had a busy 2006.
K-VA-T Boosts Presence in Tennessee
ABINGDON, Va. K-VA-T Food Stores here had a busy 2006. The 96-store chain, operating under the Food City banner, acquired eight Bi-Lo stores and converted them to its core banner last year, helping boost its share of the Knoxville, Tenn., market. We had a year of transition last year, said Steve Smith, president and chief executive officer, K-VA-T, and the incoming chairman of Food Marketing Institute.