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Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
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 …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Joseph Facciolo plans to pay off student loans.
The man who won Acme's $1 million summer sweepstakes grand prize celebrated in the spotlight Wednesday morning in a ceremony at the Bala Cynwyd grocery store. Joseph Facciolo, of Lower Merion's Belmont Hills neighborhood, collected game-piece tickets on shopping trips throughout the summer, and they combined uniquely to qualify him for the jackpot, at odds of 48 million to one. He interviewed first with Patch Tuesday evening. The 26-year-old Temple University dental student was presented with a ceremonial check, as well as a personalized Philadelphia Eagles jersey from team mascot Swoop. Facciolo came with his parents, his girlfriend and her mother, two of his three brothers and their girlfriends, he said. They posed for pictures, and he …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Following recent Genuardi's closures, some people believe sales of remaining stores, including Wynnewood, are imminent.
No one at Genuardi's will confirm it, but rumors are floating that Genuardi's owner Safeway is looking to sell its Delaware Valley stores, including the one here in the Wynnewood Shopping Center. Two local Genuardi's supermarkets have closed in the past month: the Eagleville location on Oct. 8, and the Kimberton store on Oct. 15. The two stores, located in Montgomery and Chester counties, respectively, are the only Genuardi's stores that have closed in 2011. Last year, seven Genuardi's stores were closed, including ones in Newtown Square, Chesterbrook, Lansdale and Glen Mills. Currently, there are Genuardi's locations in Wynnewood, St. Davids, Springfield and 24 other locations. Food Trade News reported this month that multiple sources …