SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Harp's Food Stores here said last week it will become a 100% employee-owned company later this year, after which it will form a new legal entity with its wholesale supplier, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan. Harp's will control "the vast majority" of the new entity, with AWG as a minority stakeholder, Gary Phillips, AWG president and chief executive officer, told SN. He also said AWG will "help employees facilitate the acquisition of Harp's by providing ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.