SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- In April, Harps Food Stores here plans to debut an enlarged pet care center that will contain at least 20% more pet merchandise. Harps' 60,000-square-foot Mountainhome unit is slated to get the first expanded pet assortment, a 40-foot pet center. The chain hopes to complete placing the expanded pet care program at all 40 stores by August, said Art Bundy, nonfood director. According to Bundy, larger pet sections in supermarkets are part of an industry trend. "It also ...

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