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Harps Foods Store opens in West Fork on Wednesday

Employee-owned Harps Foods will open its 72nd grocery center Wednesday (Feb. 20) in the heart of West Fork, adjacent to the town’s school.

Springdale-based Harps said the new store adds close to 90 jobs to the local economy. A grand opening and ribbon cutting is slated for 9 a.m. Wednesday with Harps CEO Roger Collins and West Fork Mayor Francis Hime scheduled to speak at the public event.

This new 33,000 square foot store has a new “outdoor” look on the front with more timber and stone displayed, and includes a pharmacy drive-through and gas pumps.

The bakery and deli will offer all the Signature Martha Harp items like “special recipe” rolls, Honey Dipped donuts and fried chicken and chicken tenders that are hand breaded and fresh (never frozen).

And as always, Harps boasts their “no solution injected, no sodium added fresh beef, pork and poultry, along with the largest selection of fresh fruits and vegetables and a wide selection of name brand and private label groceries.

This is the first of several new Harps stores to be opened in the upcoming months, including a large supermarket in Bentonville along North Walton Boulevard. The grocery chain has plans for as many as 20 new stores in the next 3 to 4 years, the company said.

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Harps Food Stores has more than 70 stores in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, with more than 3,600 employees.

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