Thursday, February 27, 2014

Acme's Nutty Display!



The red oval logo is back! I first spotted this display out on my last road trip and thought "Wow, that's an old display!" But then I saw another at the very next store I visited. Since then two other people have sent in pictures both thinking they've stumbled upon a relic of the past. Figured I would get the pictures posted before anymore came it. The first picture is the one I took at a store that will be featured in an upcoming post. The next two were taken by Erica at the Woodbury store with the very last picture from the Exton store sent in by @.




The two pictures above courtesy of Erica R.


Picture above courtesy of @

11 comments:

  1. I'm guessing that the sign was put together by a third party company, who for whatever reason chose to use the old logo. (when I worked at Giant, packaged food such as what is pictured was handled by an outside company). If this isn't the case..who knows? This seems to happen a lot (especially the 'going out of business' signs stores use) I've seen Kmart stores close down where whoever made the sign used the 90's logo, or the Australian logo instead.

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  2. Wow that is awesome! Cerberus is defiantly trying to bring Acme back to its former glory!

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  3. *2 years later, the red logo is back on everything* Thats what I may predict thanks to Cerberus.

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  4. I would love to see the old Acme logo return as well as the Acme store brand.

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  5. Do you think that they are trying to reintroduce the red oval logo, create a retro-style sign, or they just seriously screwed up in printing the signs?

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  6. Because SuperValu pummeled acme to the ground, Cerberus is trying to get it back to it's former glory, and perhaps reintroduce the Red Oval.

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  7. If Cerberus is really serious, they'll bring back the FishEye logo on the exterior signage. Speed the day!

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  8. Nah, Probably the Red Oval will be put on signage

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  9. I have noticed in Clifton that there were a few Acme-branded items last time I was there...they had Acme 1-gallons of water and also cans of garbanzo beans and black beans. They all were in the sale section at the end of the produce aisle. Bizarre but it was nice to see!

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  10. I am so glad to see the old logo back. I definitely think that a logo change could help increase business, especially if it resembles--or matches--one of the old logos from Acme's better days. I'm not sure if a large corporation would see a switch back to a formerly used logo to be completely "practical" though, since corporations tend to favor changes that bring about NEW. If they're looking to change the logo but do not want to permanently officially use an old one, I think they should consider making a new logo that is a spiffied-up version of the old fish eye logo. Think of what Ford did by bringing back the muscle car design for the Mustang. They didn't bring back everything exactly the same for the body style, but enough that there was definitely a strong resemblance.

    I think a good "new Acme" logo could consist of the fish eye logo but with brighter colors that are very "in" for the current times...perhaps a zesty lime green and cobalt blue with silver gray? That way, the logo would capture the nostalgia of Acme's glory days while also staying on par with the times. It would be a good compromise between those wanting "new" for Acme and those wanting "the old Acme we all remember".

    Personally I'm all about having Acme switch to one of the two former logos...but if not that, I'd much rather see a modernized fish eye logo than the crappy basic red ACME letters that the stores bear now.

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  11. Well acmestyleblog, it's obviously not a thing from the past, look at the price!

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