Giant Food Carlisle and Weis Markets may operate bigger and far more numerous stores, but in Central Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg region Karns Quality Foods is butchering the competition – with 100% full-service meat and seafood departments that draw customers from miles around. In addition, the chain is renowned for its made-from-scratch bakery, especially its pies and cakes. In an effort to boost its competitiveness, Karns has a “Save the most with Max” program that features hot deals on grocery products. Plus, it operates a loyalty card program that rewards shoppers with Karns gift cards when they reach various spending levels.
Grocery Headquarters recently visited Karns’ newest store in Carlisle, Pa., which opened on May 24.