Okay, so I decided to delve a little deeper into why the old Paterson Food Basics is now a Superfresh store. Apparently I missed that Key Food purchased the rights to the name and branding from what's left of A&P in February and that, since they already were operating the Paterson store under the Farmboy name, they figured March was as good a time as any to start rolling the branding out. And really, considering how much history A&P has on that property, where better?From what I read, they're also working on opening four more Superfreshes in the NYC area. One will be in a Staten Island Waldbaum's that shut. The other three will be in Essex County, NJ. They're taking over the Belmont Avenue (Belleville) and Lyons Plaza (Irvington) Pathmarks and the Bloomfield A&P.
I'm not sure I understand what value the tired Superfresh brand has in Northern NJ where it has no history.
Unless they just think it is not a known name in that area (thus none of the bad history) but sounds good as a new store name (after all, who wouldn't want their market to be super and fresh?
I'm guessing that's the point. It's got no history there, so it's a good place for a relaunch.
O Organics and Signature Kitchens frozen fruits and vegetables are being recalled due to possible listeria contamination: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm498841.htmAcme has yet to post this on their well-hidden recall page: http://www.acmemarkets.com/our-company/consumer-information/product-recalls/
Bensalem, PA ACME (Bristol Pike) might be going under an expansion, check it out.
Looks like their building a TJMaxx... https://midweekwire.com/2015/03/05/the-drive-for-new-business-traffic-a-consideration-in-woodhaven-mall-shopping-center-expansion/
Meanwhile, in Clifton, the Paulison Ave. Pathmark's signs have been removed from the building and one of the loading dock bays was sealed off.
Just a heads up - the locally owned small Mars supermarket chain is selling 5 stores to Weis in the Baltimore (MD) area, and apparently per an internal memo (copy posted @ Ames Fan Club) they are planning to close their remaining stores and attempting to sell those as well. No idea who might be interested or if any of those locations would fit in with the Acme/Safeway lines??
This is a great opportunity for Acme to regain lost territory in Maryland. http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/05/25/md-grocery-store-chain-mars-going-out-of-business-this-summer/