Harmons Opens Doors to Support Signature Gathering to Oppose Food Tax Increase

West Valley City, Utah — Jan. 9, 2020 — Harmons Grocery is joining in opposing the food tax increase from 1.75% to 4.85% by opening its 19 statewide stores for people to come in and sign the Utah 2019 Tax Referendum opposing the sales tax increase.

Signatures will be collected in all Harmons locations beginning Saturday, Jan. 11, through Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The deadline to sign the referendum in store is 3 p.m. on Jan. 21. Volunteers for the Utah 2019 Tax Referendum will be staffing tables in the stores. Additionally, Harmons Associates will be available at the in-store Business Centers to assist with signature
witnessing so customers can come in any time and any location that is convenient to them.

“Food is essential and should be affordable,” said Bob Harmon, chairman for Harmons. “Increasing the tax on food hurts everyone, but especially those in our community who are already struggling. As a company, we do not believe groceries should be taxed. We feel strongly that Utahns should have an opportunity to vote on the issue before the tax goes into effect.”

Harmons locations are open daily 6 a.m. to midnight. You will need to have a valid ID to sign and be an active registered voter in the state of Utah. A minimum of 115,689 signatures are needed by Jan. 21, 2020.

About Harmons Since 1932, Harmons passion for innovation, commitment to its associates and contributions to the community have provided the building blocks to help the company expand from a single fruit
stand to 19 thriving locations spanning from Northern to Southern Utah. Harmons is known for its unique grocery industry approach, which provides a high-quality experience to its customers by offering fresh foods prepared in-store by chefs, artisans and experts; local Utah products;
and an aggressive sustainability program. For more information about our stores, please visit

Media Contact: Jason Minnick, jminnick@pennapowers.com 570-760-0294 Volunteers for Utah 2019 Tax Referendum contacts:
Judy Weeks: jar3762@aol.com
Paul Murphy: paul@snappconner.com