Food stores

CATAPULT retailers Harps Food Stores and Earth Fare are among the top US retailers of 2022

BOONE, North Carolina —

ECRS is delighted to congratulate two of its retail partners, Earth Fare and Harps Food Stores, for being named to the top 10 Best US Retailers of 2022 in the Supermarket category. The list is compiled by Newsweek and is based on feedback from thousands of shoppers across the United States who rank stores based on customer satisfaction based on the overall shopping experience. Customers reviewed hundreds of supermarket chains to determine the top 10. Harps Food Stores ranked third on the list, ahead of Amazon-owned Whole Foods, while small supermarket chain Earth Fare punched above its weight to complete the top 10 list alongside household names. like Kroger and Wegmans. Their impressive performance highlights how ECRS’ CATAPULT® POS software solution helps local and regional retail businesses compete on the big stage. ECRS is proud to be connected to these high quality supermarkets. Earth Fare is headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, a short distance from where ECRS was founded. Originally opened in 1975, the supermarket was relaunched in 2020 and now has 20 locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Ohio and Michigan. Earth Fare specializes in local, organic and natural food products. There are 99 Harps Food Stores, the majority of which are in Arkansas, where the company is based, as well as stores in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Founded in 1930, Harps Foods offers a traditional supermarket retail experience, as well as online ordering, pickup and delivery solutions. Both stores are powered by ECRS’ CATAPULT® retail POS system. This holistic and unified transaction platform helps retailers of all sizes compete and win against national chains and big box stores. The software helps retailers deliver the right level of customer experience, fully owned by the retailer, with a complete system that includes payment, business management, and even customer loyalty programs. About Newsweek’s Top US Retailers in 2022The annual list of top performing retailers examines everything from department stores and fashion/accessory retailers to jewelry and beauty. Other categories include pet care and consumer electronics, as well as housewares, home improvement, and even automotive supplies. A total of 195 stores were recognized for their high levels of customer satisfaction, with only a handful from each category honored with an entry on the list. The supermarket category saw 10 retailers announced, while smaller categories with less competition only named three retailers.


ECRS is an Evergreen™ certified retail and transaction solutions provider based in the United States, with a successful track record spanning over 30 years. ECRS enables local and regional retailers to win in today’s marketplace, while preparing them for tomorrow’s opportunities. ECRS’ revolutionary CATAPULT® point-of-sale system is the industry’s only truly unified transaction platform, operating in thousands of locations across North America. With CATAPULT, point of sale, self-checkout, deli scales, gas pump, pharmacy, online store, inventory, customer loyalty, back-office, e-commerce and company management share the same transactional logic. Unified Transaction Logic® enables retailers to thrive by delivering actionable business intelligence across their business. Unifying hardware, software and services, ECRS delivers cost-effective, frictionless solutions that increase customer engagement while transforming the customer experience.