Monday, January 14, 2013
The brand has a strong presence in Lower Merion, but its future is uncertain.
Acme Markets, which operates two grocery stores in Roxborough, is among several chains the Supervalu company has sold to investment consortium Cerberus Capital Management, Supervalu announced Thursday. There was no announcement from Supervalu or Cerberus about how the sale will affect the future of the grocery stores. Acme has a location in Mt. Airy, as well as stores in Andorra and Roxborough. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in July that moves by Supervalu executives seemed to indicate they were looking for buyers for Acme and their other grocery "banners".
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Find out what's been going on around the region this week that you might have missed.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Local supermarkets are spared the axe from SuperValu cuts.
Although 38 supermarkets—including three in the Delaware Valley—will close due to underperformance, the Mt. Airy acme will survive. Corporate owner Supervalu Inc. announced Wednesday in a news release that it will close about 60 stores, including 38 supermarkets, that are deemed "underperforming or non-strategic." The chain, which owns Malvern-based Acme, spared the Germantown Avenue store. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Morrisville, Sharon Hill, and Glassboro, NJ will see their Acmes close before Dec. 1, 2012. An additional Acme will close in Stevensville, MD. Wayne Sales, SuperValu's president, said: “These decisions are never easy because of the impact a store closure has on our team members, our customers, and our communities…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Joseph Facciolo plans to pay off student loans.
The man who won Acme's $1 million summer sweepstakes grand prize celebrated in the spotlight Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the Bala Cynwyd grocery store. Joseph Facciolo, of Lower Merion's Belmont Hills neighborhood, collected game-piece tickets on shopping trips throughout the summer, and they combined uniquely to qualify him for the jackpot, at odds of 48 million to one. He interviewed first with Patch Tuesday evening. The 26-year-old Temple University dental student was presented with a ceremonial check, as well as a personalized Philadelphia Eagles jersey from team mascot Swoop. Facciolo came with his parents, his girlfriend and her mother, two of his three brothers and their girlfriends, he said. They posed for pictures, and he …