Harps Food Stores

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Harps Food Stores, Inc.
IndustryGrocery, Fuel
Founded1930; 89 years ago (1930)
FoundersHarvard and Floy Harp
HeadquartersSpringdale, Arkansas, U.S.
Number of locations
91 (2018)
Key people
Kim Eskew (CEO, Chairman, President)
Revenue$808 million (2015)
Number of employees

Harps Food Stores, Inc., based in Springdale, Arkansas, is a chain of 91 supermarkets located across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas.[1] The company sells both groceries and sporting goods in some larger stores. They also operate stores under the Food4Less and 10-Box Banner. Harps Food Stores was founded in 1930[2] by Harvard and Floy Harp. In 2001, Harps became employee-owned after buying company shares from the Harp family. The stores are supplied by Kansas City, Kansas based Associated Wholesale Grocers.[3] The company is valued around $550 million, and employed 4,450 people in 2017.[4]

HARPS Marketplace store c. 2007 - Fort Smith, Arkansas
Storefront of Harps Food Store in De Soto, Kansas


Front of Harps Store in Jonesboro, Arkansas






  1. ^ "New grocery chain coming to the area with store, fueling center".
  2. ^ History
  3. ^ Harps Food Stores - Supermarket News
  4. ^ "Harps Food Stores: Arkansas Business".

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