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Tax Free Holiday For Food Items Happening Now

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Tax Free Holiday For Food Items Happening Now

Grocery stores across the Upper Cumberland already experiencing a busy start to August as some food items are tax free until the end of the month.

The General Assembly passed the sales tax holiday as relief for citizens earlier this summer. Food City District Manager Steven Jones said meat and non-perishable items expected to be hot items at its Cookeville location.

“You try to find the items that you think will do the best,” Jones said. “We look at our lists and make preparations and build some extra displays and get somethings out on the floor and try to prepare the best we can to not run out of the things our customers are looking for.”

The holiday includes food and ingredients such as baby food, vegetables, seasonings and more. Jones said when you check out, the items have already been programmed to remove the four percent sales tax.

“With kids also going back to school, it’s always a busier time for us in the grocery business,” Jones said. “We like to provide as much value as we can with our customers. We know with today’s economic pressures we love to have these opportunities to offer some more value.”

Jones said in his 24 years in the business, he has not seen a tax holiday like this. Take the time to load up, because Jones said it is a one of a kind opportunity.


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