Saturday, January 12, 2013
The brand has a strong presence in Delaware County, but its future is uncertain.
Acme Markets, which operates two grocery stores in the greater Media area, 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. But the Acme name will remain in place, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. The name and brand have a strong value, a spokesperson told the Times. There are eight Delaware County Acme stores, including a store near Granite Run and along Baltimore Avenue in Media. At the Bala Cynwyd store a shopper won $1 million last year. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in July that moves by Supervalu executives …
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Friday, September 7, 2012
Find out which area supermarkets got spared the axe from SUPERVALU cuts and which will be closing.
ACME in Media and Granite Run will remain open, but the Acme in Sharon Hill will be closing, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Corporate owner SUPERVALU Inc. announced Wednesday in a news release that it will close about 60 stores nationwide, including 38 supermarkets, that are deemed "underperforming or non-strategic." The chain, which owns Malvern-based ACME, spared the Roxborough and Broomall stores, as well. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sharon Hill, Morrisville, and Glassboro, NJ will see their ACME stores 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, …
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 …