Matthews-based Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. is considering a sale, using J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. to pursue options, according to a report today by the Wall Street Journal.

Harris Teeter, with a market value of around $1.8 billion, operates roughly 200 stores in states along the coast from Florida to Delaware and has been adding locations in recent months.

Harris Teeter declined to comment on the talks about a potential sale.

We will provide more information as the story unfolds.