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ECRS Retailers CATAPULT Harps Food Stores and Earth Fare Named Top US Retailers of 2022

BOONE, North Carolina, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — 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 United States that 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 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 across Georgia, North Carolina, Caroline from the south, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Ohioand Michigan. Earth Fare specializes in local, organic and natural food products.

There are 99 Harps grocery stores, the majority of which are in Arkansaswhere the company is based, as well as stores in Kansas, Missouriand 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 deliver the right level of customer experience, compete and to win against national chains and big box stores.


ECRS is an Evergreen™ certified retail and transaction solutions provider based in the United States, with a successful track record spanning over 30 years. Its revolutionary CATAPULT® Retail POS solution 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, mobile, inventory, customer loyalty, back-office, e-commerce and customer management he company all share a single transactional logic: reduce costs for retailers and increase the productivity, speed and quality of the payment experience for customers.

Katie Logan
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SOURCEECR Software Corporation