This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Latest news releases on business happenings in the Knox.biz coverage area. Check back all week for updates. Asheville, N.C. – Sept. 25, 2019 – Food City, based in Abingdon, Va., was recognized as the Retailer of the Year by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand for leadership in product quality, marketing and sales. The award was presented at the brand’s Annual Conference, held Sept. 23-25, in Asheville, N.C. Brand partners at the conference, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, explored merchandising and marketing solutions to satisfy growing consumer demand for great-tasting beef. Food City has set the bar on quality and service in the region by offering the Certified Angus Beef ® brand for 20 years and by having trained butchers in stores to cut the meat, wait on customers, help choose a cut and share preparation tips. The duo was important as Food City introduced Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime in stores this year, giving customers the selection of top-quality beef. Promotions for Father’s Day, summer gri...