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Harps Food Stores: A Billion-Dollar Success Story Rooted in Small Communities

Consistency and a focus on smaller communities, as well as an employee stock ownership plan, have been key to the success of Harps Food Stores of Springdale. read more >
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New Edwards Food Giant Location Expected to Draw Traffic to Lakewood Village

Edwards is expected to open April 3 and fill the 34,400-SF space vacated by Stein Mart in October 2020. Renovations to the building are valued at $2.1 million. read more >
The Kroger store in England closed for good on Saturday, but Lonoke County sources say a Harps store is coming to the rescue soon at the same site.
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A Harps for the Food Island of EnglandLock Icon

The news is all over the town of fewer than 3,000 people that Harps will be taking over the space at 301 Pine Bluff Hwy. vacated by Kroger Co. read more >
This Kroger store at 305 Whitehead Drive in DeWitt (Arkansas County) is set to close on July 17.
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Kroger Closes Stores, Edwards to Prevent New Food Desert

Kroger Co.'s decision to close five stores in Arkansas would have left two more towns with no full-service grocery stores, but the Edwards grocery store chain is coming to the rescue in Brinkley. read more >
Kevin Hamman with operations and catering at The Root Cafe in Little Rock packs up locally sourced grocery items for a  delivery.
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At Doorsteps and Curbsides, Age of Delivery Has ArrivedLock Icon

COVID-19 precautions have changed customer behavior as record numbers of purchasers go online, and restaurants and retailers adjust. read more >
Milrose Investors LLC of Monsey, New York, bought three apartment properties in Jacksonville from Tri Properties Jacksonville LLC of Lakewood, New Jersey, who had owned them for about two months.
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Jacksonville Apartment Properties Flipped in $7.3M ComboLock Icon

A series of apartment sales in Jacksonville, a pair of apartment buys in Little Rock and a grocery store purchase in Bryant form this week’s six pack of million-dollar deals. read more >
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Big Box Stores Pushing Hard on Alcohol Sales NationwideLock Icon

The successful push by big grocers like Wal-Mart and Kroger to expand the selection of wine they sell in Arkansas wasn’t the first such effort and it won’t be the last. read more >
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Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Junk Food Ban for Food Stamps

Arkansas would ban food stamps from being used to purchase soda or junk food under a proposal endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday, joining a list of Republican-led states hopeful the Trump administration will allow such restrictions to the federal program. read more >
Banking & Finance

Update: Waldrip Family to Purchase Forrest City Bank

Big Creek Bancshares, formed in September by Mark Waldrip of Moro (Lee County) and Nathan Waldrip of Jonesboro, has struck a deal to buy Forrest City Bank from Forrest City Financial Corp. read more >
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Brinkley Kroger Keeps Lease Despite Competitor Becoming New Landlord

The 70,400-SF Pinecrest Shopping Center in Brinkley was sold at auction back in May. The buyer in that $975,000 deal was Edprop Development Co. LLC, an affiliate of Edwards Food Giant. The purchase made Steve Edwards, president of the Marianna-based grocery chain, a landlord to a competitor: Kroger. read more >