14 Facts About Acme Markets


Acme Markets Inc is a supermarket chain operating 161 stores throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, the Hudson Valley of New York, and Pennsylvania and, as of 1999, is a subsidiary of Albertsons, and part of its presence in the Northeast.

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Acme Markets was established in 1891, when Irish immigrants Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford opened a store in South Philadelphia.

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Acme Markets today has 161 supermarkets under the Acme name in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

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New Acme Markets logo coincided with a building style known as "A-Frame".

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From 1978 to 1982, Acme Markets acquired many stores during Food Fair's bankruptcy, including both ex-Food Fair and Penn Fruit units.

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In 1995, Acme Markets sold 45 stores in northeastern Pennsylvania to Penn Traffic.

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Acme Markets was the regional sales leader in the Philadelphia area for decades, and only lost its lead to ShopRite in 2011.

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Acme Markets offers online grocery shopping for orders that can be picked up at the store.

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In 2004, Acme Markets introduced self-checkout stands, where shoppers could scan and bag their own groceries; however, many stores have had their self-checkouts removed in an effort to expand customer service.

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In 2008, many Acme Markets stores began adding hot food bars to the deli section.

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Acme Markets was previously headquartered in Center City, Philadelphia, but moved to 75 Valley Stream Parkway in East Whiteland Township in 1988.

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Acme Markets continued to house some support departments, including its accounting department, in Center City.

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Acme Markets name was used for a fictional corporation in many Warner Bros.

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Acme Markets was a popular name for businesses at the time.

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