Food City plans 2 new Morristown stores

Food City plans 2 new Morristown stores

There are 26 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Mar 20, 2014, titled Food City plans 2 new Morristown stores. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

"We have operated in the Morristown region for a number of years and currently have four locations there, three of which are relatively older.

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“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

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#21 Mar 26, 2014
Pizza Runner wrote:
<quoted text> Could White Pine support another grocery store?
Dandridge could. No doubt.
lol

Whitesburg, TN

#22 Mar 27, 2014
DirtyFrank wrote:
<quoted text> Dandridge could. No doubt.
It's up to those other stores to come in and build a store. either those other stores dont see enough of a profit in building a store in the White Pine or Dandridge areas, or they dont see a population size to support a new store.

“These are not sweet cheeks”

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#23 Mar 27, 2014
lol wrote:
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It's up to those other stores to come in and build a store. either those other stores dont see enough of a profit in building a store in the White Pine or Dandridge areas, or they dont see a population size to support a new store.
and pretty much Jefferson City too. Other than Wal-mart, they've got it locked down. Without seeing profits or population, we are stuck with FC. Check.
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Whitesburg, TN

#24 Mar 27, 2014
Locked down, or smart enough to be the only one taking the risk to open a store where others fear to try?
Bob

Jefferson City, TN

#25 Mar 28, 2014
Unfortunately, given Morristown's current demographics, we are not ever likely to get anything better than what we already have: dollar stores, taxpayer funded public housing and TIF projects, used car lots, finance companies, payday loans, etc. Most of these businesses cater to low income people. Many of us would love to have a Whole Foods or Fresh Market kind of grocery store, but given current education and income levels here, it will never happen. Until the Chamber, the Industrial Board, City Council, and County Commission stop catering to the low-skilled sector, we are stuck.
Agree with Fireball

Powell, TN

#26 Mar 28, 2014
I agree with Fireballs comments.

FC has actually been very aggressive on their prices lately and are innovative with their stores IMO, especially in smaller towns. For example, in some smaller towns that don't have many options, FC will arrange their stores to have a good mix of items, as well as many day to day Wal-Mart type items (office supplies, cookware, etc) so that the folks in that area don't have to drive so far for misc things.

Sure, they make money doing it.....so what's your point? I've found their prices to be VERY competitive, and match, or are within a few pennies (literally) to Walmart on virtually everything I regularly buy. And, quite frankly, I'm beginning to go there first....and then Walmart only if FC does not have it. Because any more....I LOATHE going to Walmart. I can't stand trudging around the place. You go there for 3 items....and they're inevitably at each corner of the building. After walking 2 miles and an hour and a half later....you finally get out of the place.

I say more power to 'em. They're a solid southern regional company that is well run and providing plenty of jobs.

And no, I don't work there or even know anybody that works there.

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