April 2018 Business Spotlight

It’s probably safe to say that every Harrisburg resident was thrilled with the news that a grocery store was coming to our town! The Harrisburg Fareway location opened December 6, 2017.

Fareway Stores, Inc., Harrisburg is operated by Mike Fowler and Dustin Lucht. Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 118 grocery store locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness, and honesty in relationships with customers, employees, vendors, and suppliers.

The store and its employees are committed to their foundation of personalized service and economical food distribution. “It is our mission to provide the highest quality, freshest product available, while treating our customers like family and valuing our dedicated employees beyond measure.”

Fareway Values:

-Providing a high quality, unmatched, full-service meat department and farm-fresh produce
-Treating our customers like family and taking pride in delighting them with:
Remarkably clean stores
Personalized to-your-car carryout service
Efficient shopping and checkout
Low, competitive prices
Valuing our dedicated employees beyond measure and firmly believing they are the reason for our success
Supporting and partnering with local businesses, communities, and farmers
Donating time and resources to charitable organizations
Caring about the health of our planet and using eco-friendly practices at our stores
Holding family values in the highest regard
Demonstrating integrity, fairness, and honesty in our relationships with customers, employees, vendors, and suppliers
The value of a day of rest

Fareway’s policy of being closed on Sunday has been in place for as long as the company has been in existence. They believe their customers, employees, and business partners deserve a day at home with their families – free from the fast-paced life we all live the other six days of the week. The idea of resting on Sunday is something the company’s founder, Paul S. Beckwith, firmly believed. This was in part because of his religious beliefs and a story told to him by his father. Paul’s father was a pioneer who traveled to new territory by wagon train. Some pioneers were in a hurry, and drove on every day, leaving behind those who stopped for a day of rest and worship. As settlers continued to move westward, families who had taken Sunday off began to catch up with those who had pushed ahead, finding broken-down wagons, lame animals, and weary people. Paul’s father told him he decided that the Bible was right: neither man nor beast was made to work seven days a week.

Fareway loves being in Harrisburg because of the great support of the community and getting to know the people of Harrisburg! Every week the store has a new ad highlighting new weekly specials. Weekly ads run from Wednesday through Tuesday.


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