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Warminster Acme Safe from Branch Closings

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.

Jen September 10, 2012 at 05:16 PM
I like the convenience of Acme since I live 2 minutes away, but the prices are really high compared to other markets. I only go if I need something in a pinch. The store is always empty. I think if they were more competitive in pricing they would do tons better...they do have a pretty good selection of items and a nice bakery, just too expensive.
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