Harps Food Stores was founded 86 years ago in Springdale, Arkansas. Since then, the company has kept its focus on small towns and served customers and employees alike with honesty and integrity. It successfully competes with neighbor Walmart, and has become the go-to adviser for other retailers battling the retail titan. For these and many other reasons, The Shelby Report is proud to honor employee-owned Harps Food Stores as its Southwest Retailer of the Year. See a special section below.