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?
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
|January 21||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|February 14||Valentine’s Day|
|February 18||President’s Day|
|March 5||Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday|
|March 17||St. Patrick’s Day|
|April 19||Good Friday|
|April 21||Easter Sunday|
|April 22||Easter Monday|
|May 5||Cinco de Mayo|
|May 27||Memorial Day|
|July 04||Independence Day|
|September 02||Labor Day|
|June 16||Father’s Day|
|May 12||Mother’s Day|
|October 14||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veterans Day|
|November 28||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 29||Black Friday|
|December 24||Christmas Eve|
|December 26||Day after Christmas|
|January 01||New Year’s Day|
|December 31||New Year’s Eve|
Acme Holiday Hours – Closed
|December 25||Christmas Day|
Acme near me
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.
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.
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.