ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, has launched international and domestic money transfer services at over 90 Food City locations.
Customers of the Food City grocery chain—headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, with locations in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky—can access Western Union Money Transfer®, money order, and bill payment services conveniently, with operating hours starting as early as 6 a.m. and extending to 11 p.m.
“Our growing relationship with Food City helps us expand our reach to customers and continue providing them with the money transfer services they have come to expect from our company,” said Carter Hunt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Western Union, United States.
“We want to make it easy for consumers to move money wherever and whenever they need to. Our collaboration with Food City in these three states supports our network expansion strategy of operating in the communities in which our customers live and work,” he said.
The collaboration is part of Western Union’s efforts to strengthen its independent retail network presence across the United States as well as Food City’s ongoing mission to provide the best products and services to its communities. Privately-owned independent retailers represent single stores or small chains and offer a wide inventory of international and local goods. They are popular for their ease of access, familiarity, personable and efficient service and well rooted in local communities.
Western Union’s retail network across the United States has exceeded 50,000 Agent locations and represents multiple classes of trade, including independent retailers, supermarkets, check cashiers, convenience stores and banks, among others.
“Food City is proud to work with Western Union to offer these services to our loyal customers. In today’s mobile society, with family members living in different geographies, this is a great way to easily and reliably transfer funds,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City President and Chief Executive Officer.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of September 30, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks. In 2013, The Western Union Company completed 242 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $82 billion of principal between consumers, and 459 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
About K-VA-T Food City
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City’s parent company) currently operates 105 retail food outlets in the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. For more information, visit their website at www.foodcity.com.
Source: Western Union
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