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Last updated on Thursday, June 23, 2016, 9:59 am

Harps to Reopen Four of Nine Acquired Stores

Harps Food Stores Inc. on Thursday announced plans for seven of the nine former Walmart Express stores it acquired earlier this month. The Springdale-based grocer will open four of the nine stores as Harps stores over the next 11 weeks. They will open with fueling stations on the following dates: Gravette, Aug. 3 Seligman, Missouri, Aug. 10 Anderson, Missouri, Aug. 24 Cedarville, Sept. 7 The former Walmart Express stores in Gentry, Prairie Grove and Noel, Missouri, will be sold. Plans have not been determined for the Charleston or Mansfield stores. In April, the company purchased a 30,000 SF building at the northeast corner of Arkansas Highways 59 and 12 in Gentry and is investing $3 million into 23,000 SF of the building to convert it into a Harps. It is set to open Sept. 21. The remaining... [ MORE ]

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