Harris Farm Markets

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Harris Farm Markets
Industry Retail: Fruit, Vegetables and Groceries
Founded1971;50 years ago (1971)
FounderDavid Harris
Headquarters,
Number of locations
26 [1]
Key people
Angus Harris (Co-CEO)
Luke Harris (Co-CEO)
Tristan Harris (Co-CEO)
Catherine Harris (Chairperson)
Number of employees
2600 [2]
Website www.harrisfarm.com.au

Harris Farm Markets is an Australian grocery chain with 26 different locations in New South Wales & Queensland with the majority of stores existing within the Sydney metropolitan area, the Brisbane metropolitan area, and various regional areas in New South Wales including Newcastle, Orange and Albury. The markets specialise in high-quality range of fruit, vegetables, cheeses, breads, delicatessen and gourmet grocery items. Harris Farm also offer an online service for the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne metropolitan areas.

They are Australia's biggest individual retailer of fruit and vegetables, and promote 'odd-shaped' fruit called "Imperfect Picks" at lower prices in an initiative to reduce landfill. Harris Farm Markets also produce many of their products in Flemington, New South Wales, including yogurt, frozen goods, salads, juices and milk. The company has a strong focus on 'greater goodness' initiatives, and are often credited with being the first retailer to 'ban the plastic bag'. [3]

History

Harris Farm Markets was established in 1971, with a single shop in Villawood, New South Wales. The company almost went bankrupt in the 1990's when an important investor pulled out. Following this, the company rebuilt itself and in 2010, David Harris, the founder, passed on the leadership of the company to three of his five sons, Tristan, Angus and Luke, who are now the Co-CEOs.

[4] Harris Farm Markets was the first Australian exclusively market-style fruit and vegetable retailer to open in a supermarket style operation. Other Family Members in the business include Catherine Harris (Chair person).

Harris Farm Markets stock fruit and vegetables, cheeses, deli items, and gourmet groceries.

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