Acme no longer #1...
Acme has officially lost it’s title as number 1 grocer in the Philadelphia region. ShopRite has taken over the top spot. This doesn’t come as much surprise since Acme share has been in serious decline for years now but I do think we’ve all been hoping Acme would turn things around and hold on to number 1.
The news comes in an article from philly.com which discusses the troubles over at Genuardi’s, whose woes in the area have been similar to Acme’s... big corporation takes over locally based chain, forces west coast business management on east coast stores, messes with product selection, alienates loyal customers, closes stores, rapidly loses market share... etc. The Acme mention comes at the very end.
The article was sent in by an Acme Style fan. I haven’t been able to find any other articles discussing Acme’s official descent to number 2. Still looking for clues about Acme’s turnaround plans which are supposed to be in the works but can’t find anything online.