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Maximize your savings with the Acme Markets app and our just for U program! Register to find over $300 in weekly savings and earn gas reward points. See weekly coupons and sales on groceries and more. You can also receive your receipts digitally through J4U. Download and register to start saving now!
Find your Savings:
• Register to add your digital coupons in J4U.
• Redeem coupons automatically by entering your phone number at checkout.
• Get Personalized Coupons based on shopping history.
• Sort offers by category, purchase history, recently added, and about to expire.
Build your Shopping List:
• Adding the items you buy and items you like based on shopping history.
• Adding items to your shopping list directly from your past digital receipts.
• Scan bar codes to find out more about products and add offers automatically.
Other Features you will find:
• Visit My Store for hours, locations, and directions to your nearest Acme Markets
• Manage your account preferences.
• NEW! PUSH notifications about offers and deals
• Use your Rewards Summary to track your reward earnings. *
• For participating stores, see the Rewards Summary to find the nearest participating gas station

Version 2021.43.0

Bug fixes and minor improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

15.7K Ratings

You'll save at Sunoco and at Acme

Best app ever for saving money and it's very easy to use. I just got $1 off per gallon at Sunoco with the gas rewards. Not only that, you can "clip" coupons on the app itself and just punch your phone # in at the register to access them - no need to worry about forgetting coupons anymore. The coupons are automatically applied and deducted from your grocery bill after you enter your MyMixx# (your phone#). Great user-friendly app that will actually save you $.

Bad on so many levels...

First experience buying online with Acme...disaster..

1) Where is the shopping cart? You will find it after hunting around, after a bunch of app loads.

2) We go to place the order through the Acme app. Ok - done. Order went through as expected - however no order number, not a single order on a single page, receipt,

3) We get a call from a Filipino call center stating the order with problems with the order. What?!! What is foing on?!

Somehow we went from the ACME order to Instacart order, and Instacart is a third party service. Awesome. Now caught in insane call center hell refusing to help beyond company recited lines...escalations are refused. "Sorry sir, but in this case sir <insert bad news>" "Upon further checking, sir, <insert bad news>' - rinse and repeat.

4) Next to impossible to communicate with Acme. Chasing my tail, every person points us somewhere else. Acme Home Delivery (the real owner) even sends us to Safeway. Safeway says that is Acme - go there. Local store afraid of anything corporate, will not help.

5) We learn there are restrictions, policies <insert excuse here> - but the app never mentions. Order was placed fine, and nothing but problems ever since.

Terrible first impressions. Issue never got resolved.

Spent days in discussions with management of all the companies with nothing but apologies.

Please do it write back with statements of apologies or empathy...empty meant less words.

great idea, missed UX opportunities

First the good: integrating coupons into an app so you do not have to log those terrible paper coupons around is a perfect way to shop and use an app. Bravo!

the bad: it is clear that the designers of this app does not use it themselves because the UX is lacking the most basic tools. Most of these are mentioned by others, such as order of the coupons and inability to remove any coupons. designers only need to introduce 4 or 5 very simple fixes to make this a perfect shopping app.

Finally, there is a shopping list but it only contains the coupons you cut and does not integrate the store's database, so no actual products exist other than your coupons and the user has to built the entire shopping list him/herself, again very bad UX. Surely you have a list of the products you sell somewhere!

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ACME Markets, a Philadelphia based company, has opened its newest store at 40th and Walnut (former Fresh Grocer location) this morning.

Here are some more details on what the new store includes:

• A Deli department featuring such meal solutions as sushi, Poke bowls, Asian hot bar, focaccia pizza, BBQ station, and ACME’s first ever Sally the Robot salad station
• A full-service Butcher Block featuring fresh cut meats prepared daily by on-site butchers and a full-service seafood department
• A bakery with freshly made pastries, hot Italian bread, cookies, and cakes for special occasions
• Natural, organic, and gluten-free products throughout the store
• A beer and wine section, featuring local craft beer options
• In-store Starbucks 

The store is open daily from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Individuals interested in staff positions at the new store, can apply here.

A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new store was held on Thursday. At the ceremony, the ACME Markets Foundation donated $50,000 ($10,000 per organization) to several organizations fighting hunger and supporting the West Philadelphia community: Share Food Program, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Together for West Philadelphia, and Philadelphia School District Home & School Council.

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MAHWAH, NJ — While Thanksgiving Day feasts are likely to be a little smaller this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn't mean we're less likely to forget the cranberry sauce, the gravy or the whipped topping for the pumpkin pie.

It's a terrible feeling — but, luckily, there's a list of grocery stores that will be open in Mahwah for those emergency and last-minute shopping trips.

In contrast to previous years, retail giants Target and Walmart will not be open on Thanksgiving.

Find out what's happening in Mahwah with free, real-time updates from Patch.

  • Both chains made the decision in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on its website, Target said the company's goal is to "make the holiday shopping experience simple, safe, and stress-free."

Here are the hours for grocery stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, along with a list of those that won't:

Acme Markets: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find out what's happening in Mahwah with free, real-time updates from Patch.

  • 125 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah

Closed Thanksgiving Day:

  • Aldi
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Costco
  • Lidl
  • MOMs My Organic Market
  • Publix
  • Sam's Club
  • Save Mart
  • Target
  • Trader Joe's
  • Walmart

Curious when shopping malls in the area will be open to shop on Black Friday? We've got you covered there too.

READ MORE:Black Friday Sales 2020: Store, Mall Hours In Bergen County

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Acme Markets

American supermarket chain

This article is about Acme Markets, a division of Albertsons. For the Ohio-based chain, see Acme Fresh Market.

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Founded1891 (130 years ago) (1891) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania


United States

Number of locations


Key people

Jim Perkins (President)
ProductsBakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor, health, beauty
ParentIndependent (1891–1991)
Albertsons (1999–present)

Acme Markets Inc. is a supermarket chain operating 163 stores throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and, as of 1999, is a subsidiary of Albertsons, and part of its presence in the Northeast. It is headquartered in East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, near Malvern, a Philadelphia suburb.

Acme was established in 1891, when Irish immigrants Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford opened a store in South Philadelphia. The company today has 163 supermarkets[2] under the Acme name in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

After many decades of being the largest grocery retailer in the Delaware Valley, Acme fell to #2 behind ShopRite in 2011.[3] As of 2013, Acme was #3 behind #1 ShopRite and #2 Giant Food Stores in the region.[4]


1980s-1998 ACME logo, the "red oval" logo, a variant of the "fish eye" logo

Irish immigrants, Robinson and Crawford, founded what is now Acme in south Philadelphia in 1891, according to some sources, with other sources suggesting that it was founded in 1887 or 1872.[citation needed] In 1917, Robinson and Crawford merged Acme Markets with four other Philadelphia-area grocery stores, including English immigrant S. Canning Childs New Jersey-based American grocery chain; the new company was named American Stores. In 1927, smaller rival Penn Fruit began operating in Philadelphia's Center City. In the late 1920s, supermarkets under the American Stores banner rapidly sprouted throughout the Philadelphia region, rivaling New Jersey-based A&P, which then featured downtown stores throughout the East Coast, and as far west as New Orleans. American Stores first introduced self-service stores in shopping centers in the early 1950s.


In 1961, American Stores created a new logo (known as the "teardrop" or "fish eye"), in an attempt to eliminate the inconsistent use of the Acme Markets or Acme Super Markets script logos of the 1950s; however, its implementation was not carried out throughout the chain. American Stores' distribution center, on U.S. 30 in West Philadelphia, retained the gold script "Acme Super Markets" signage until its closure in 1993. The complex remained abandoned, complete with sign, as the last Acme store in West Philadelphia had been sold in 1980.

The new Acme logo coincided with a building style known as "A-Frame". These stores were meant to compete with A&P, Food Fair, and Penn Fruit, all of which had trademarked architecture of their own. (Larger chains Safeway, Kroger, and Grand Union competed with ACME as well, but on a smaller scale.) Most Acmes built in the 1960s were a variant of this design. These could be adapted to major streets and shopping centers alike, and averaged 30,000 square feet (2,787 m2). Trademark features included a full peaked roof and signage that resembled the then-popular lava lamp, along with a standardized emergency exit. The latter two elements were retained in Acme's 1970s prototype which succeeded many A-Frame units. In turn, the A-Frame's footprint was very similar to Acme's first standardized building model, which had been rolled out in 1955.

Expansion and acquisition[edit]

In 1961, the American Stores company acquired southern California's Alpha Beta chain of supermarkets. Many of Acme's stores in the 1960s and 1970s were paired with a regional drugstore chain, a PLCB liquor store (in Pennsylvania), a Kmart, or Woolco (earlier centers had a Woolworth), and in rarer cases a department store such as Sears or JCPenney. American Stores also bought the Philadelphia franchise rights to the then fast-growing restaurant chain Pizza Hut in 1968. Acme would also acquire a number of stores from Kmart Foods (as did A&P, Safeway, and Kroger); however, in the late 1970s, many recently closed 1950s-era supermarkets in Philadelphia and close suburbs were reopened as independents IGA or Thriftway/Shop 'n Bag. Starting in the 1980s, these independents were overtaken by family chains Genuardi's (later acquired by Safeway and now defunct) and Clemens (also defunct) along with Giant-Carlisle and Giant-Landover in newer suburbs, and modernized Acme, Super Fresh, and Pathmark stores in the city and older suburbs not long after.

From 1978 to 1982, Acme acquired many stores during Food Fair's bankruptcy, including both ex-Food Fair (by then known as discount grocer Pantry Pride) and Penn Fruit units. The bulk of these dated to the 1950s. The former Food Fair/Pantry Pride stores were replaced by or remodeled into stores with the standard Acme prototype of the 1970s, as were many expanded A-Frame buildings and a few former Pathmark (these were former ShopRite) stores. Former Penn Fruit buildings, with their trademark barrel roof, could not be adapted to this model. Even many A-Frames were replaced by the often older but larger acquired stores.

In the late 1960s into the 1970s, Acme introduced a new brand of stores, Super Saver that were high volume, but were in high-crime and low-income areas. Both chains had the slogan "Acme and Super Saver - you're going to like it here!" The brand Super Saver was retired in the 1980s, only to be resurrected in the 1990s in the West. Some isolated stores retained the signage into the early 1990s, however.

American Stores were sold in 1979 to the Skaggs Companies which took the American Stores name, moving its headquarters to Salt Lake City. Also in 1979, American Stores announced that it would be closing most of its stores in New York state. In the 1980s, American Stores undertook various acquisitions (including Chicago metropolitan area chain Jewel Food Stores) which ran the Jewel-T chain; it operated in many former urban Acme buildings. In 1995, Acme sold 45 stores in northeastern Pennsylvania to Penn Traffic.[5] American Stores was acquired by major Western and Southern chain Albertsons in November 1999.

In 2006, Albertsons' supermarket holdings were bought by Cerberus Capital Management and SuperValu and divided amongst the two companies, with Acme going to SuperValu. In 2013 Cerberus, which was operating the Albertsons stores it owned under the name Albertsons LLC, agreed to purchase Acme from SuperValu.

In July 2016, it was announced that Albertson's had entered into a purchase agreement with Ahold and Delhaize Group to replace a Giant store in Salisbury, Maryland as part of the divestiture of stores to gain clearance from the Federal Trade Commission for the impending Ahold/Delhaize merger. The store was rebranded under the Acme banner in September 2016.[6]

Current and future operations[edit]

Acme is the third-largest food and drug retailer in the Delaware Valley,[3] where it competes with such chains as Ahold's Giant-Carlisle, Giant-Landover, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop; Wakefern Food Corporation's ShopRite; Walmart and its warehouse club subsidiary Sam's Club; BJ's; Costco; natural/organic products retailer Whole Foods Market; Wegmans Food Markets; Trader Joe's and Aldi; and various smaller chains. Acme was the regional sales leader in the Philadelphia area for decades, and only lost its lead to ShopRite in 2011.

Acme offers online grocery shopping[7] for orders that can be picked up at the store. Before 2009, Acme also delivered to customers through online orders. In 2004, Acme introduced self-checkout stands, where shoppers could scan and bag their own groceries; however, many stores (including acquired stores - see below) have had their self-checkouts removed in an effort to expand customer service. In 2008, many Acme stores began adding hot food bars to the deli section.

In July 2015, Acme's competitor A&P announced it would be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years and ceasing operations after 156 years. A&P began placing many of its stores up for auction shortly thereafter, and Acme placed bids on 76 of them, eventually taking the leases to 71 stores in all from A&P's namesake brand and its subsidiaries Pathmark, Waldbaum's, Superfresh, and The Food Emporium.[8] This enabled Acme to expand its footprint in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, where they competed with both Pathmark and Superfresh for business, re-establish its presence in the New York metropolitan area, which had been greatly scaled back over the previous two decades, and return to former market areas like Delaware and Maryland. In addition, Albertsons was able to return to Connecticut with some of its purchases; in 2006, Acme's corporate sibling Shaw's sold off or closed all of its stores in Connecticut. It was also announced in August 2015 that Acme would be taking over a former Genuardi's location in Barnegat, New Jersey; this was made possible by the merger of Albertsons and Safeway, which had owned the Genuardi's chain before shutting it down a few years before, and continued to own the lease on the property. (This store opened February 5, 2016.) Acme has also completed the purchases of the leases of two closed A&P stores in Boonton, New Jersey, and Patterson, New York, The Boonton store reopened on September 18, 2016,[9] The Patterson NY store reopened on August 23, 2016,[10] as well as an A&P Wine & Spirits location in Riverside, Connecticut.[11] In April 2016, Acme closed three stores it had operated in Oxford, Pennsylvania; Bridgeton, New Jersey; and Shrewsbury, New Jersey. The Shrewsbury location, however, was essentially just replaced by a former A&P Fresh store Acme acquired as a result of the A&P bankruptcy in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.


The headquarters of Acme are in East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, near Malvern.[12][13] The company was previously headquartered in Center City, Philadelphia, but moved to 75 Valley Stream Parkway in East Whiteland Township in 1988. Acme continued to house some support departments, including its accounting department, in Center City.[14]


The following are store brands that are currently sold at Acme Markets, or have been sold at Acme Markets:

Currently sold:

  • Lancaster Brand Meats
  • Lucerne Dairy Farms (acquired with Safeway)
  • Ivin's Famous Spiced Wafers
  • "O" Organic (acquired with Safeway)
  • Open Nature (acquired with Safeway)
  • Signature Kitchens (Albertsons/Safeway brand, previously Safeway Kitchens; now part of "Signature" brand collection; roll-out started in April 2016. Brand being phased out in favor of Signature Select)
  • Signature Care (Albertsons/Safeway brand, previously Safeway Care; now part of "Signature" brand collection; roll-out started in April 2016)
  • Signature Farms (Albertsons/Safeway brand, previously Safeway Farms; now part of "Signature" brand collection; roll-out started in April 2016)
  • Signature Cafe (Albertsons/Safeway brand; roll-out started in April 2016)
  • Signature Select (acquired with Safeway, previously Safeway Select; now part of "Signature" brand collection)
  • Signature Home (Albertsons/Safeway brand, previously Safeway Home; now part of "Signature" brand collection; roll-out started in April 2016. Brand being phased out in favor of Signature Select and Signature Care)
  • The Snack Artist (acquired with Safeway. Brand being phased out in favor of Signature Select)
  • Value Corner (acquired with Safeway, when brand was known as Pantry Essentials)

Formerly sold or phased-out:

  • Acme (American Stores/Albertsons/Supervalu)
  • Alpha Beta (former sister chain; only sold in Super Saver-bannered locations)
  • Bright Green (Safeway. Brand merged into Open Nature)
  • Econo Buy (American Stores)
  • Equaline (Supervalu)
  • Essential Everyday (Supervalu)
  • Farmdale (American Stores)
  • Gold Seal (American Stores)
  • Home Life (Supervalu)
  • Ideal (American Stores)
  • Louella (American Stores)
  • Market Fresh (Supervalu)
  • Osco Drug (American Stores)
  • Sav-on Osco by Albertsons (Albertsons)
  • Shoppers Value (Supervalu)
  • Super Chill (Supervalu)
  • Supreme (American Stores)
  • Virginia Lee (American Stores)
  • Wild Harvest (Supervalu)

In popular culture[edit]

Main article: Acme Corporation

The Acme name was used for a fictional corporation in many Warner Bros. cartoons, such as Road Runner/ Wile E. Coyote in the 1940s onward. Acme was a popular name for businesses at the time. The name was not only used for fictional markets, but drugs, delivery services, anvils, and even traffic signal companies. Today, the Acme name is most commonly associated with the Northeastern supermarket corporation, Acme Markets.

See also[edit]


  1. ^"All ACME Markets Locations - Pharmacy, Grocery, Weekly Ad".
  2. ^Allison, Cheryl (November 16, 2015). "Three area SuperFresh stores become ACME markets this week". Main Line Times.
  3. ^ ab"ShopRite edges Acme in Philadelphia-area grocery sales". Interstate General Media - Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  4. ^"ShopRite, Giant dominate Delaware Valley and Philadelphia market share". Equity Retail Brokers. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  5. ^"PENN TRAFFIC CLOSES 45 ACME STORE DEAL". Supermarket News. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  6. ^"ACME Grand Opening in Salisbury". WBOC. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  7. ^"Shop". Archived from the original on April 28, 2006. Retrieved January 30, 2008.
  8. ^"Three area SuperFresh stores become Acme markets this week". Digital First Media. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  9. ^"Acme opening Friday at former Boonton A&P". Daily Record. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  10. ^Carey, Margaret. "ACME Celebrates Grand Opening of Patterson, NY Store". Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  11. ^"A&P selling 3 more sites to Acme; Green Way brand to Allegiance". January 14, 2016.
  12. ^"Acme Fast FactsArchived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." Acme Markets. Retrieved on February 14, 2011. "Division Office Headquarters at 75 Valley Stream Parkway, Malvern, PA 19355"
  13. ^"Zoning Map". East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  14. ^"Acme Tradition / HistoryArchived May 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine." Acme Markets. Retrieved on February 14, 2011.

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New ACME at 40th and Walnut streets opens

Grocery stores are a vital lifeline for the community, and they’re essential during even the most trying of times. The opening of the newly renovated ACME at 40th and Walnut streets will not only serve as an important, convenient asset for those on campus, but also for everyone in the West Philadelphia neighborhood.

colorful fruit at ACME

Since spring when they acquired the space, ACME’s leadership, working closely with Penn, has been able to invest in, modernize, and launch a market with a fresh, new concept based on research and neighborhood trends. The store, which opens officially on Friday, Oct. 23, offers a variety of affordable, already-prepared meals such as sushi, poke bowls, and focaccia pizzas, as well as a BBQ station. It also features ACME’s first ever “Sally the Robot” salad station—created with COVID-19 safety guidelines in mind. 

There’s a full-service meat and seafood department, a bakery, beer and wine offerings, and a variety of natural, organic, and gluten-free products. In addition, the new ACME—a welcomed addition to the University’s Shop Penn retail district—offers an in-store Starbucks. 

Craig Carnaroli speaks at ribbon cutting at ACME

At the site’s ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon, which was also streamed live online, Penn Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli explained the power of the “three Cs,” which stand for community, corridor, and commitment. Addressing each, he noted how important it has been to neighbors for Penn to house a reliable, high-quality grocery store near campus for the community at large. He detailed the “renaissance” the 40th Street corridor has experienced in recent years (“40th Street is coming alive,” he said, pointing to the UCD Trolley Portal, new mixed-use development at Chestnut Street, and ongoing projects such as New College House West and Tangen Hall). In terms of commitment, Carnaroli expressed gratitude to ACME for their partnership at this location and their dedication to producing a great store in such a quick amount of time.

“We only turned this over to them in April. When they told me six months, I really wasn’t sure,” Carnaroli said, before gifting the store managers a Penn flag to hang. “But here we are; it’s amazing.”

“I think you will be pleased with the new look and feel of our new Penn ACME,” said ACME district manager Kristan Lewis. “A lot of hard work went into planning this store and it’s exciting to see it finally come to life.”

A look into new ACME market

ACME’s commitment to the community has been commendable—through local hiring (200 new associates were hired for the Penn store) and good customer service—especially this year as the city, nation, and world faces a devastating pandemic. Throughout the past several months, the ACME Markets Foundation has implemented its Nourishing Neighbors community relief fund, donating more than $2 million to organizations that help those facing food insecurity. At the ACME kickoff at Penn, its leadership announced an additional $50,000 to five local hunger relief initiatives supporting the West Philadelphia community. Each organization—including the University’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, which will use the funds for its food distribution programs in University City—was presented with $10,000.

Ed Datz, executive director of real estate at Penn’s Facilities and Real Estate Services, who worked closely with ACME officials to get the store up and running, said the market comes to a corridor that’s “bustling day and night.”

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“The grocery store joins a cinema, several restaurants, retail stores, and service providers in an established pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use commercial area along the edge of campus connecting to the neighborhood,” Datz said, adding that he is happy to see ACME join Shop Penn’s retail lineup.

“ACME Markets fits right in the mix as a local icon serving Philadelphia neighborhoods for over 100 years,” Datz said. “They are dedicated to bettering the lives of people in our community and nourishing our neighbors, a valuable partnership at any time but especially appreciated during these days in a pandemic environment.”


Last call for Morris Plains Acme supermarket set to close June 26

Morris Plains will be down to one grocery store when Acme closes on June 26.

Parent company Albertson's announced the closing date last month. The closure leaves Stop & Shop as the only remaining supermarket in the borough. ShopRite exited in 2013 to occupy its new ShopRite of Greater Morristown in Hanover.

"Closing a store is always a tough decision," spokesperson Dana Ward wrote in a statement. "And let me assure you they are not made without a great deal of consideration, but we are focused on growing our business and reinvesting those resources into other locations."

Staff members confirmed the closing date as they worked on Wednesday. There were visible inventory gaps on the shelves, but the store had a full assortment of fresh foods, pantry goods, household items and dairy.

Signage is partially removed from the Morris Plains Acme on May 26, 2021. The store is slated to close June 26.

Signs on the front window advise customers of the store's pharmacy that their prescriptions have been transferred to Walgreens on South Street in Morristown. The pharmacy closed May 19.

Morris Plains is one of 72 Acme locations still operating in New Jersey, but is no longer listed on the company website store locater. Other Acme locations in Morris County include Boonton, Denville and Randolph.

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"Associates who are interested in remaining with the company will have the opportunity to transfer to open positions at nearby stores," Ward wrote. "We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with clean, fresh, full and friendly shopping experiences."

Acme expanded in North Jersey after the final 2015 bankruptcy of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, which shuttered dozens of New Jersey A&P and Pathmark stores. Acme subsequently purchased and reopened some of those properties under its own banner.

Last year, Acme announced another New Jersey expansion with its $96.4 million purchase of the Kings Food Market chain. That deal passed federal regulatory approval in January.

"Like all retailers, we are constantly evaluating our store portfolio and have to look at every angle of the business," Ward wrote. "This includes our real estate. With this store, the lease was coming to an expiration and although we pursued, we were unable to reach an agreement with the landlord to renew and therefore we will deploy the team and resources to other locations to serve our customers."

Signage for the pharmacy is removed from the Morris Plains Acme on May 26, 2021. The store is slated to permanently close on June 26.  The pharmacy closed on May 19.

Parsippany-based Kings, which filed for bankruptcy protection in August, operated 25 specialty gourmet supermarkets, including 23 in New Jersey, one in New York and one in Connecticut. Some have closed while others remain open for business.

Tax records show the property was purchased for $2.6 million in 2014 by a Baltimore-based business entity listed as Morris Plains Speedwell LLC. The single building and 3.4-acre property were assessed at $6.3 million in 2021 and was billed for $150,444 in taxes last year.

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The ACME Markets grocery store in Morris Plains is permanently closing later this month.

Located at 239 Speedwell Ave., the supermarket will shutter June 26. The pharmacy inside the store already has closed — on May 19, according to The Daily Record.

Albertson’s, ACME’s parent company, announced the closing last month.

The store, which had been open for over 40 years, could not reach an agreement to extend its lease, according to The Morristown Green.

“ACME has been notified that our landlord is looking to go into another direction,” spokesperson Dana Ward told The Morristown Green.

Stop & Shop will be the sole remaining supermarket in Morris Plains.

There are 47 ACME grocery stores in New Jersey and 162 nationwide.


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