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Harps Hints at More AcquisitionsLock Icon

“We’re always talking to somebody about buying their stores,” CEO and Chairman Kim Eskew said. “There’s almost not a day that we’re not actively engaged in an acquisition right now.” read more >
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4 Promoted at First Financial Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Rebekah Biernacki, Stewart Chandler, Bart Greene & Alan Meadows have all been promoted. read more >
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Hayley Taylor Appointed Principal Broker at McKimmey Associates Realtors (Movers & Shakers)

She has been with the agency since 2010. read more >
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3 Hired at Sowell Management of Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Kendraya Dewberry, Jason Lester and Campbell Woods will join Sowell Management read more >
A Google Street View Image of Beachler's Hometown Market at 1000 W. Main St. in Prague, Oklahoma
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Harps to Acquire Oklahoma Grocery Store

The chain has an agreement to purchase Beachlear's Hometown Market of Prague, Oklahoma. read more >
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Food for Thought: Grocery Mergers (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Competitive concerns and shareholder demand drive growth at both ends of the U.S. grocery business. read more >
Harps Food Store at 2894 W. Sunset Ave in Springdale. The company's corporate headquarters can be seen in the background on the right.
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Harps Pushes Into Louisiana, Mississippi With Acquisition

The purchase will add seven stores and 350 employees to its 135-store network. read more >
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University of the Ozarks President Elected to Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees

Richard L. Dunsworth joined the commission in 2007 and was elected to a four-year term on the board in 2018. read more >
Richard L. Dunsworth
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University of the Ozarks President Elected to Higher Learning Commission Board (Movers & Shakers)

Richard L. Dunsworth joined the commission in 2007 and was elected to a four-year term on the board in 2018. read more >
Graycen Bigger
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1 Added to the Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives Board of Directors (Movers & Shakers)

Graycen Bigger is also a board member of the Black River Technical College Foundation and the executive director of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority. 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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Harps Food Stores Plans England OpeningLock Icon

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale is expected to open its England location this week, according to our Lonoke County bureau. read more >
Chris Ross of Harps Food Stores Inc.
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Ross Promoted at Harps HQ (Movers & Shakers)

Chris Ross has been appointed as the new district manager for Harps Food Stores Inc. locations in northwest Arkansas. 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 >
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2020 Brought Feast, Famine to Private Companies

Data collected for this week’s list of private companies illustrated the uneven and sometimes counterintuitive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various industries. read more >
10Box Cost Plus location at 1101 S. Thompson St. in Springdale.
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Springdale 10Box Grocery Sold for $2.2MLock Icon

The outlet store for Harps Foods in Springdale has a new landlord. read more >
Harps Food Store at 2894 W. Sunset Ave in Springdale. The company's corporate headquarters can be seen in the background on the right.
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Harps Food Store Sells for $5.9M (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

The Harps Food Store adjacent to the company’s headquarters in Springdale has sold for nearly $6 million to two Fayetteville investors. read more >
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Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic FutureLock Icon

Some, like the hospitality industry, are bracing for a long, slow return to pre-COVID vitality. Others, like the energy sector, see a quicker recovery after the early swoon. Some trends seem baked into expectations, like reliance on home-based employees and the technology they use. read more >
Johnny Chapman of Harps Food Stores Inc. in Springdale.
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Chapman Promoted to Harps District Manager (Movers & Shakers)

Johnny Chapman has been appointed the new southeast Missouri district manager for Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale. read more >
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Harps to Buy 20 Town and Country Stores in Arkansas, Missouri

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale has entered into an agreement to buy 20 stores across northeastern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri from Town and Country Grocers of Fredericktown, Missouri, Inc. read more >
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Harps, Instacart Expand Grocery Services

Harps Food Inc. of Springdale and grocery delivery service Instacart said Tuesday that they are expanding their grocery partnership at Harps Foods stores throughout Harps' four-state footprint. read more >