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Acme is a chain of supermarkets found in Delaware, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. It became a subsidiary of Albertsons in 1999 and has its headquarters in East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania. 

Albertsons is one of the largest American food and drug retailers. It operates in 35 states under 19 banners. Acme happens to be one of these banners. The supermarket employs more than 17,000 associates who work to offer buyers convenient and fresh supermarket products alongside services such as pharmacies.

What time does Acme open?

Monday07:00AM-10:00 PM
Tuesday07:00AM-10:00 PM
Wednesday07:00AM-10:00 PM
Thursday07:00AM-10:00 PM
Friday07:00AM-10:00 PM
Saturday07:00AM-10:00 PM
Sunday07:00AM-10:00 PM

Is Acme open today? Is Acme open tomorrow?

Is Acme open on Sunday? Yes, it is open

Acme closing time

What time does Acme close? It closes at 10:00 PM

History of Acme

Acme was founded by two Irish immigrants, Robert Crawford and Samuel Robinson. They established the first store in South Philadelphia in 1891. Some sources claim that the store was first opened in 1887 or 1872. 

In 1917, Crawford and Robinson decided to merge Acme Markets with four other grocery stores in Philadelphia. The new large store was called American Stores. Banners under the new store quickly started to sprout throughout Philadelphia. They rivaled smaller chains such as A&P and Penn Fruit. 

In the 1950s, American Stores introduced self-service outlets. The company then changed its logo to a “fish-eye” or “teardrop” image. This was meant to eliminate the inconsistency that came with using Acme Markets and Acme Super Markets scripts from the 1950s. However, this was not done across all chains. The store that was located in West Philadelphia retained its signage. 

The new logo was followed by a new building style called “A-Frame.” The building design was meant to compete with Food Fair, Penn Fruit, and A&P which had their own trademarked architecture. Most of the stores put up in the 1960s incorporate this design. 

In 1961, the company acquired Alpha Beta, a chain of supermarkets located in southern California. Many of the stores that led up to the 1970s had a regional drugstore, liquor store, Wolcoo, Sears, JCPenney, or Kmart paired with them. 

American Stores bought franchise rights to Pizza Hut in 1968. The company also acquired several Kmart Foods stores. Between 1978 and 1982, the company also bought many Food Fair stores during the latter’s bankruptcy and Penn Fruit stores. Most of these were rebranded and became Acme stores. 

American Stores was bought by Skaggs Companies in 1979. It was later acquired by Albertsons in late 1999. Albertsons was later bought by SuperValu and Cerberus Capital Management in 2006. Acme became fully owned by Cerberus in 2013. Cerberus runs Albertsons stores under Albertsons LLC. 

Acme Holiday Hours – Open

DateHoliday
January 21Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14Valentine’s Day
February 18President’s Day
March 5Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
March 17St. Patrick’s Day
April 19Good Friday
April 21Easter Sunday
April 22Easter Monday
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 27Memorial Day
July 04Independence Day
September 02Labor Day
June 16Father’s Day
May 12Mother’s Day
October 14Columbus Day
October 31Halloween
November 11Veterans Day
November 28Thanksgiving Day
November 29Black Friday
December 24Christmas Eve
December 26Day after Christmas
January 01New Year’s Day
December 31New Year’s Eve

Acme Holiday Hours – Closed

DateHoliday
December 25Christmas Day

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Business Directions

Acme Markets offers a wide variety of branded items. These items include those offered by Lancaster Brand Meats, Lucern Dairy Farms, “O” Organic, Open Nature, Signature Kitchens, Signature Care, The Snack Artist, and Value Corner. Acme also provides online grocery shopping where customers can pick up their orders at the store. 

Key Facts

In 2013, Acme dropped to number 3 from being the largest grocery store in Delaware Valley. It fell behind ShopRite and Giant Carlisle. It currently competes against other chains such as Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover, Food Lion, and Walmart. 

The Acme name was used by Warner Bros in many of its cartoons for fictional purposes in the 1940s. This is because many businesses including delivery services, traffic signal companies, and anvils also used the name. 

Conclusion

Having been in existence for more than 128 years, Acme is dedicated to offering customers a high-quality grocery experience. Customers can now shop online, explore stores, manage orders, and even get the most of their reward points from the chain’s loyalty program. 

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