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Acme Grocery Chain Sold

The brand has a strong presence in the Marple Newtown area, but its future is uncertain.

Acme Markets, which operates two grocery stores in the Marple Newtown area, is among several chains the Supervalu company has sold to investment consortium Cerberus Capital Management, Supervalu announced Thursday.

There was no announcement from Supervalu or Cerberus about how the sale will affect the future of the grocery stores.

Acme has a store in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center in Broomall and one in the Newtown Square Shopping Center (which recently held a grand re-opening in December).

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in July that moves by Supervalu executives seemed to indicate they were looking for buyers for Acme and their other grocery "banners".

Are you concerned about the fate of Acme Markets? Tell us in the comments section below.

Maryanne January 12, 2013 at 02:57 AM
Hopefully it becomes a Shop Rite! Cheaper prices!!!
Kathleen and Ed January 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM
A neighbor is telling us that a whole foods and a hotel will be coming to Newtown square across from the liberty gas station. We just moved here 6 months ago . Why a hotel? A hotel is a disturbing business to allow in a community, especially if its not geared around a major conference or banquet venue, such as a golf club, Etc. I could see a Boutique hotel adjacent to aronimink golf club. As far as acme is concerned, good riddance. Shop rite is great. My husband is a major executive in the city, and does well- I won't shop at whole foods- the prices are outrageous.
Former Acme shopper January 16, 2013 at 08:53 PM
According to Philly.Com, Collins Shoprite wants Newtown Square, while Lawrence Park is too close to Walmart and two Giants. to hell with acme

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