Harps Food Stores Inc. plans to acquire nine Wal-Mart properties in Arkansas and Missouri, according to a Wednesday news release from the company.
Wal-Mart announced early this year plans to close 154 stores across the country, including those in Gentry, Gravette, Prairie Grove and Decatur.
The Harps deal is scheduled to close later this month, according to the news release.
"Specific information on store re-openings will not be finalized until after the acquisition is complete," the news release stated.
The Arkansas stores in the deal are:
The Missouri stores are in Anderson, Seligman and Noel.