201 Trigg St.
Abingdon, VA, 24210
K-VA-T Food Stores
What do you call a chain of supermarkets in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee? How about K-VA-T Food Stores? K-VA-T is one of the region’s largest grocery chains, with more than 100 supermarkets operating under the Food City and Super Dollar Discount Foods banners. Originally a Piggly Wiggly franchise with three stores, K-VA-T was founded in 1955.
It has grown by acquiring stores from other regional food retailers, opening new stores, and adding services, such as about 75 pharmacies, 55 Gas’N Go gasoline outlets, and banking. Its Food City Distribution Center provides warehousing and distribution services. The founding Smith family owns a majority of K-VA-T; employees own about 14% of the company.