Food stores

Harps Food Stores Achieves Record Revenue Amid COVID Challenges

Harps Food Stores Inc. has a lot to celebrate in its 91st year of operation. The Springdale-based company has come a long way since founders Floy and Harvard Harp opened Harps Cash Grocery in downtown Springdale with $ 500 in 1930. Today, Harps is one of nine regional grocers serving the southern part of the […]

Convenience stores

Do convenience stores accepting food aid funds offer enough healthy choices?

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – It’s a struggle for many Ohioans to put fresh food on the table, especially those who live in rural areas. 19 Surveys have revealed that gas stations and dollar stores are sometimes their only options. We looked at what counts as healthy eating for people who depend on food stamps, by […]

Convenience stores

Renovation support for small and large convenience stores

Photographs courtesy of Cenex Dependence on local amenities has increased dramatically. Especially now that the world is experiencing an ongoing pandemic, changing consumer needs must be met by their local shops and stores. Convenience retailers have the opportunity to reassess the needs of their community and the ways in which they can differentiate their offering […]