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Acme Grocery Chain Sold

The brand has a strong presence in Lower Merion, but its future is uncertain.

Acme Markets, which operates three grocery stores in Lower Merion, 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 Bala Cynwyd (where a shopper won $1 million last year) and one in Penn Valley, as well as a Bryn Mawr store that reopened last year after renovations.

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.

x January 14, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Weis's markets are pretty good. I hope they hire the existing staff.
Wendell Young V January 15, 2013 at 09:17 PM
ShopRite is cheap and employes unionized folks of all colors. Weis is non-union and hates XXXXX.
x January 16, 2013 at 08:09 AM
Hmm. If it's Weis and Acme is union, that's it for the current employees
Former Acme shopper January 16, 2013 at 08:23 PM
You got it baby!!!
Piaffe March 19, 2013 at 09:50 PM
I order my food online through Peapod, which is Giant, after Acme stopped delivering. Do not like Giant's food selection but need most of my food delivered. Stopped going to Acme even when they reopened because they only had self checkout for 15 items or less. I see that they have added a 15 items or less aisle and so I plan to pick up smaller items once again from Acme. But now they are sold! Here we go again.

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