Hey Guys! If you haven't checked out Albertsons Florida Blog yet, check out the Winn-Dixie of the future post. Kinda reminds me of A&P Fresh and Quality Built. See what you think!
@AcmeLover - Thanks for the shoutout! Glad you liked the post!
Who didn't! You should do more like that!Safe Travels, AcmeLover
New use for (part of) the more recently closed Acme in West Chester: http://www.dailylocal.com/business/20150228/former-acme-in-westtown-to-become-farmers-market
Cool! You should check out what they did with the Glassboro store... COMPLETELY stripped off the front!
I just found a cool picture of the now-gone Paramus Kmart in the early 90's, before the Big Kmart remodel. It did have the 90's Kmart logo (with the script). I hope to find a picture of it with the red and teal logo. If you do a Google Images search, it should come up. The edges of the arches were red, so that might help. Hopefully, you can get permission from the user and do a post about it!
The former Nanticoke, PA Acme at 443 W. Main Street has just been sold and is going to become Nanticoke Fitness and Tanning ... I will have to submit some pictures when it is done.
ACME Markets Unknown Stores Report-Doylestown- Premium Fresh and Healthy 1.0Horsham- Industrial CircusBensalem - Most Likely Premium Fresh And Healthy
The Bensalem Acme has the Albertsons Marketplace, and the Woodhaven has the Chalkboard Market decor
Hi everyone. A few years ago my friend bought me a cardboard pop-up "toy" version of an Acme supermarket. It appears to be from the 50s era, as this cardboard "toy" Acme has navy blue Acme Super Market logo on top of a white background on the front of the store, with the word Super in a blue circle. It is clearly antique. Does anyone know what year this product might be from? Also, does anyone have any information about where these Acme cardboard pop-up toys were sold at? Were they given out at Acmes as free promotional items, or did they sell them for a particular cost? Any information would be great. Thanks! :)-- Rebecca
I've seen them on eBay but unfortunately don't know anything about them other than they are really cool!
Doylestown just added their frosted mug cafe where the wild harvest section used to be located. Total rearrangement.
That Acme in Doylestown used to be a Sears. Coincidentally the former Sears in Norristown was supposed to be torn down for a Pathmark a number of years ago, but it never happened. I wonder why Acme didn't swoop in and open there instead (I know Norristown is both Giant and ShopRite territory, but Acme is surely doing better than Pathmark, and has been for a very long time. Acme did buy the former Super G in Eagleville (right next to Norristown) about ten years ago, but unusual about that is the fact Acme closed their 33M store in Norristown (now a Big Lots) in 2000 without replacement, even though the former Super G across the street was available at the time and now is a ShopRite! And what really hurts about this case of Acme quitting an area without trying is that the Super G/ShopRite building, where Acme could have very easily moved to, has much better visibility and is in a much bigger shopping center than the nearby Giant.
The former Norristown Acme is covered on the blog...http://acmestyleblog.blogspot.com/search/label/PA%3A%20Norristown
The Acme in Doylestown has always been an Acme. Sears was located at the other side of the shopping center.
Oops... I stand corrected. I certainly once read somewhere that the Acme itself was the Sears. Anyway, Doylestown (or was it Warrington?) used to have an Acme that I think was built in the late 80's as a ShopRite, but didn't last long at all as either chain. After Acme closed, the building was demolished for a Kohl's... but what else did Kohl's knock down? There must have been SOMETHING else they replaced because the current Kohl's is much bigger than the former Acme.
Cool! I checked it out yesterday! Love it!
The Warrington/Doylestown Acme on Easton Rd [rt 611] became a Marshalls and Homegoods. I don't think any major construction was done to make the change. There is a Kohl's on the end of the same center that was added on the end. A Redners is now located in another center next door.
Concerning the music they play at grocery stores: do they play anything they want, or some specific mix? The reason I ask this is because I tend to hear some stuff dating back to the '50's followed by some newer stuff, and it just seems kinda like it's in weird taste...
The music in most stores is provided by outside companies; they put together different playlists that chains can use, and are generally through satellite. In many cases stores may even use multiple playlists; Weis Markets for example will play 70s and 80s music in the morning when older customers are shopping, and switch to newer pop music in the afternoon.
In Stop&Shop, they play a satellite radio, like the pulse (Sirius,XM)
I worked at Giant in the late 90s. Giant always had the absolute worst taste in music playing…blah!-- Rebecca
The question being - according to who?Since what one person thinks is awful another may really like it's hard to say that the music itself is awful.
I like the music that they play at Giant now, but what they play has probably changed significantly since the '90s. Also, when I'm at our local Giant (which a remodel possibly may be in its early stages there) it's normally early in the morning or late afternoon, so based on Josh's above comment, it may also be a timing issue. That may also explain why the Exton Giant seems to play different stuff, Whenever I go there, it is about eight o'clock. Funny how I haven't noticed these timing trends until now... From what I have noticed, at Giant, it's really old music in the mornings, '70's or '80's in the late afternoon, and at night, stuff I have never heard nor hope to hear again! ACME, seems like it's always '60's or '70's, though I tend to stop there about 4 o'clock when I do. Redner's, I don't think they followed a pattern... Eagles one moment, Maroon 5 the next. Same with SuperFresh. Now for the important question... How and why do I remember this?
Just found that the SuperFresh/Clemen's/Giant in Westtown was featured in some kind of MTV show...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r4bGj19I3g#t=36
You know what I heard recently, at the Mansfield, NJ ShopRite? The old, early-90's era, ShopRite jingle, the "More one" version, playing over the PA system. I've seen ads on YT with the old jingle, so it threw me for a loop. Was this the franchise, Ronetco, doing it, or was this for all ShopRite locations? Has anybody else heard this? Also, in that above clip, it seems like this Bam guy was trying to do Supermarket Sweep on LSD, or something.
When I was in the Netcong ShopRite (another RoNetco) they just had the radio playing, commercials and all. But, in the Byram ShopRite (RoNetco also), they played the "We Save You (more) Money" jingle along with the "ShopRite and Always Save" jingle. The Hillside ShopRite (AJS Supermarkets) had the "Always Save" jingle playing also. Most Village-owned stores used to play the jingles all the time, but they no longer do.