ACME Supermarkets to be Sold

The sale includes the Acme in Newtown Township, as well as 107 other Acme stores.

Acme grocery stores will be sold, parent company Supervalu announced Thursday. The sale includes the Acme in Newtown Township, as well as 107 other Acme stores, NBC10 reported.

According to a press release, Supervalu has reached an agreement to sell Acme, along with four other supermarket chains it owns, to AB Acquisition. The total sale is for 877 stores.

The $3.3 billion transaction also includes the following supermarket chains: Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market.

A report posted on Phillyburbs.com stated the transaction does not presently involve the closing of Acme stores.

In September, Acme announced it was closing about 60 stores, including the Acme on West Trenton Road in Falls Township.

Millie January 13, 2013 at 11:55 PM
@darlene ~ I'm sure nobody would want to see any of the people unemployed, just stating that if it did close what would be nice to have there.
MR January 14, 2013 at 12:35 AM
The other supermarkets don't want them. Whole Foods was interested in moving into the Genaurdi's space, but Giant bought it and would not sell to Whole Foods. Then the community complained to the FTC because most people didn't want another Giant so close to the one on 332. Giant sold to McCaffery’s at that point. Whole Foods would like to come here, but will need to build from the ground up to do so. As we all know, the zoning around here is tough to get through, so it's a battle for them. They do want to come to Bucks County, but it may not be in Newtown, unfortunately.
Former Acme shopper January 16, 2013 at 08:45 PM
And superstale Superfresh
Former Acme shopper January 16, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Philly.Com reporter Maria has Shoprite trying to acquire stores around here for cheaper groceries.
Renee May 09, 2013 at 06:17 PM
I'm happy we do not have a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods and if we had to choose a real supper market I think Wegman's would be nice, but fortunately Acme is here to stay.


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