LOL, what is up with that logo, it's so small!
I wish Acme would release a complete timetable of when stores are closing and reopening as Acmes. Giant did that when they converted Ukrop's to Martin's. In groups of 5 stores, just like they are doing now with the Stop & Shop conversions.
According to comments Acme is leaving on their blog, dates are not nailed down for all conversions. They should all be done by November 17.
Looks like Greenburgh also reopened today.http://www.lohud.com/story/money/business/2015/10/11/acme-supermarket-greenburgh/73774170/
Here is a map from their site that has gives you a good idea of which store went to which chains and which are slated for closure.http://data.lohud.com/maps/aandp
CRAZY to see all of those ACME logos in North Jersey!!! Thanks for the link!
It looks like those ACME stickers on the décor are better than the stark white ones at 2nd and Girard.
The West New York store has really nice stickers on the aisle markers. They blend right in like they were always there! Pics coming soon...
Cool, looking forward to them!
It IS odd to see all those Acme logos. That map provides some insight as to the areas being targeted by the company, such as the "golden coast" of New Jersey (or whatever the area along the river across from Manhattan is called). That part of the state is now filled with young, wealthy individuals and couples. With nice stores and the right products, they can probably position the stores as alternatives to Kings (and be able to charge Kings prices).
According to the list, they're buying the North Wildwood Superfresh. Now there's 2 Acmes in Wildwood!
Two in Wildwood and two in Ocean City; they can never have too many shore stores.
Yeah, wow, that is small...and they look like they got lazy with the enter/exit signs too. Plus no pharmacy sign? Hmmm.
The Pharmacy sign is there in the picture....it looks like they are recycling the one leftover from A&P.
They replaced all the other signage at the other conversions...
Although it seems kind of senseless to replace something that works fine when it has nothing to indicate who it was from (unlike having to replace the A&P sign with an Acme sign).
This would be the first ACME in New York State for how many years? It would also mark Albertsons Cos. entry into NY.
Guys, this is the first time I ever posted on here. I love the site alot. It is unusual that albertsons is leaving it alone and letting acme rebuild itself. At least they are not running acme into the ground like safeway did with its other divisions.JFB
Unusual that Albertsons is leaving this blog alone? I've actually been sent press releases since Albertsons acquired Acme.
I think he means it’s unusual that Albertsons is leaving Acme alone, rather than meddling (like SuperValu did).
I am assuming that the stores that Acme has bought are the good stores with good leases. Probably any stores that have unfavorable leases will stay with A&P until the company dissolves. Once those stores close, will Acme pick up any?
I'm just hoping someone picks up the Belvidere store, as it's the only store in the immediate area and many people go there for stuff when they don't want to drive to Mansfield- myself included.
Acme bought up the profitable stores, which is why Midland Park, Montclair, Allendale, Saddle Brook, and Elmwood Park (among others) were included. Midland Park was A&P's highest volume store, Allendale has an advantage in that it's the only store in town, the Elmwood Park Pathmark is in a very good location because they get a ton of walkup business, and Montclair and Saddle Brook don't have stores close enough to take away a significant amount of business (the Montclair Kings isn't going to pull in the same clientele and the Walmarts and Inserra ShopRite near Saddle Brook don't pull from the same area).
You would think someone would grab a store (like the Belvidere one mentioned above) if it's the only thing in the area (and if I remember correctly, it is - only that one and the Blairstown (which Acme took) for those areas). Even if it didn't do terribly well under A&P (ie people went outside the area for most of their shopping) that doesn't mean it wouldn't do well under a better operator.
It's going to be interesting seeing an Acme in a colonial A&P building...the one in Little Silver, NJ is becoming an Acme.(I'm Thomas, formerly known as ''Nintendo85'', by the way. ''RetroRetail'' is the Yahoo nickname I have.)
It looks like Acme has picked up an additional store (current A&P) in Kenilworth, NJ. https://www.tapinto.net/towns/cranford/categories/news/articles/kenilworth-a-and-p-sale-to-acme-approved
The Kenilworth A&P was always on the Acme purchase list
Yeah, you are right, but that wasn't the way the article made it sound.
It doesn't sound like Acme has plans to acquire any additional stores at this time, although I suppose that could change in the future.If you go to Acme's blog and read the comments, there is something interesting to note: Acme claims there are no plans to close the Shrewsbury store when the nearby Tinton Falls location is converted. This strikes me as odd because the Shrewsbury store has seemed destined to close for years and I figured the acquisition of the Tinton Falls A&P was the final nail in the coffin. Sure enough, Shrewsbury is still very much stocked and doing business.Does Acme have a terribly long lease on the Shrewsbury location? If so, why did they buy the A&P? To keep competition out of the area? Is there enough business for both stores across the street from one another, especially with the nearby stores in Lincroft and Fair Haven? I'm perplexed by this, if the blog is to be believed (surprised they even answered because the people running the blog are giving standard "canned" answers to just about every question.)
As you know, there's also a Trader Joe's right across the street from the Shrewsbury Acme that's always a madhouse. No idea why they wouldn't just move operations all over to the nicer location.
Maybe they're trying to outflank the Trader Joe's; there's something to be said for strength in numbers.
New Providence A&P closes November 2nd and reopens as Acme around November 6th
I don't know if Acme wants to add anything else, but there's talk of one last auction for the remnants of the stores...Nicholas Markets snagged the Washington Township A&P and are going to reopen it as a Foodtown, and with the Old Tappan store going that way as well I wonder why more Foodtown owners aren't going after these stores. They could retake their old Belleville store and come back to Clifton, lord knows the strip with the Food Basics and Botany Plaza are hurting for anchors...
As in Washington NJ, in Warren County? That location got some negative press a few years back when they tried to stop a huge new ShopRite from opening a few miles up Route 31 from where they are.
No, it's the Washington Township in Bergen County (315 Pascack Rd. 07676). Confusingly, there are six towns named Washington in NJ.