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Some Acme Stores to Close; Newtown Location to Remain Open

SuperValu, the parent company of Acme Supermarkets, announces it is closing 60 under-performing stores, including one nearby.

 

Corporate owner of , Supervalu Inc., announced Wednesday in a news release that it will close about 60 stores, including the Acme on West Trenton Road in Falls Township, that are deemed "underperforming or non-strategic."

The chain, which owns Malvern-based Acme, spared stores in Bensalem, Bristol Township, Doylestown, Horsham, Lower Southampton, Newtown and Warminster.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Falls Township, 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. Today’s announcement reflects our commitment to move with a greater sense of urgency to reduce costs and improve shareholder value.”

Acme operates 116 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, employing more than 13,000 associates, according to its website.

Over the past several years, Acme has faced several financial problems.

 

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Tom Sofield September 08, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Comments left on our Facebook page (Http://Facebook.com/NewtownPaPatch): "guess that puts that rumor to bed now! LOL" - Darlene Smiley Hewitt "well Newtown Acme won't be far behind if they don't up their game...their produce and fish are disgusting.........and it is getting worse by the week. within the last 6 months the whole place has gone to the dogs." - Cheryl Schrier
The Illuminati September 08, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Glad to see our economy is in "recovery"...that's all we kept hearing at the DNC. I wonder if those union ACME workers think things are better today than four years ago?.

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