I was at the Ocean City Acme and they're still selling chocolate chip cookies with the Acme name on them instead of Signature Select. Thoughts?
Looks like they just came out with another new label. The bags now have a round sticker on the front that say "ACME Cookies". Keep meaning to snap a picture but haven't yet.
The stores are using up the old cookie bags that say acme first. The round cookie labels are only for trays and they are albertsons era
Supervalu and Albertsons must have some kind of product deal, as my local SuperValu store, along with many others have a few products here and there that carry the O Organics and Signature names. Anyone hear of this? I've even seen a few products at the dreaded Redners Warehouse Market, and that is pure SuperValu.
There could've been some mistake...I know that sometimes wrong-branded water ends up at other stores. My old H-E-B in College Station once got some Lucerne cheese somehow.
Back in the early 2000s and late 90s i saw JEWEL branded stuff at the acme in browns mills. It happens ALL the time.
And back in the mid/late 1980s early 1990s I remember my store getting mixed cartons of the Acme brand colored single roll toilet paper with Shop-Rite brands packaging wrapping. The manager pulled all of the wrong ones and charged it as "store use" and put it in the employee restrooms.Lew
Anybody spot the re-release of Hi-C Ecto Cooler in a store yet? It's been very slow to be put into distribution- most people are either ordering off Amazon or going to Cinemark theaters to nab a can or 6. Any spottings of it at Acme yet?
Quakertown ACME update: The facade is now on the building- now possibly working inside. The nearby Kmart is closed. There will be a third tenant in the ACME space that is supposedly 35,000 square feet. Could ACME get a hit at this? I hope so!
I'd doubt it, I can't see them being interested in a store not much bigger than a 70's era location. Especially with Walmart, Giant and Redner's within close vicinity. On the other hand it would be a weird twist of fate if that happened.
Yep- agree with you, but keep in mind that Beach Haven is what- 40,000? THE competition is true, but I think a lot of people miss the Acme, the closest one from there is in Doylestown! It would be a weird twist...
True on the Beach Haven store, and they still run the original pitched roof in Clayton. They clock in at what 15K square feet? Acme seems to be good at running small stores in its fleet, especially now with Supervalu out of the picture. It'd be interesting to see them return to former areas in general, maybe we'll eventually see that under the current ownership!
Clayton I heard might be replaced soon- I agree they do run small stores excellent. It would be nice if they went to former areas, the nearest one I live closest to is 40 minutes away!
Would anyone from the Burlington, NJ Acme like to chime in on how the store is doing now that Shop-rite opened in the former Kmart? The parking lot always seems pretty full, and Savon is always busy. Are the new competitive prices making a difference?Thanks Acme Style for hard work :)
Thanks! Really trying to get things up and running here with some more regularity. Unfortunately, the "new competitive prices" are disappearing faster than you can say "Something More for Less". Now that I shop at several Acmes on a very regular basis, I find myself having sticker shock more and more. The sale prices are fantastic but the regular prices on numerous items I buy weekly keep going up. One example... Kleenex tissues once an "Everyday Low Price" of $2.19 (already higher than every competitor's price), has skyrocketed to $2.39 a box. Insane.
Oh crud- there still might be some SuperValu influence left in whoever sets the prices. We may need to perform an exorcism.
I think it's Safeway that's obviously causing the problem. Hopefully Albertsons will work through the acquisition and flush the poisonous parts of Safeway out.
The few times I've been in the Burlington store post-Shoprite and post-Supercenter it's had a decent amount of customers in it. Not busy but when I do get there it's usually off peak. I'd rank it with the Levittown store (my home store). In other Acme news- the demolition of the Morrisville store is STILL going on. The facade is still standing but not for long, 80% of the building is now just a slab. Also, I stopped in the Richboro store (former Superfresh) today. They're rearranging the shelving units and aisles in the store, some aisles were almost barren but there were at least six Acme employees running around moving and stocking merchandise. They were also replacing the automatic doors on the left side (by produce). Hopefully they give that store a remodel soon, it's about as white and sterile as a hospital in there. The employees I dealt with were all upbeat and helpful- seemingly the norm for Acme now!
The Woodcliff Lake store has now reopened with Quallity Built decor. The store looked great even before, and now it looks almost new. I miss the circular A&P wooden fixtures which used to say "Relax and Enjoy" and "Customer Service". The store has new decor around the perimeter, but nothing in the middle except for a ton of those black Acme Local signs. They are no doubt getting ready to be hit by the new Wegmans. However the outside of the store is another story. It looks run-down. There is siding coming off, missing shingles, and the sign is off-center. In the old Clifton Acme, the store has a sign up now. You can see interior sneak peeks on styer towne's flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/115637162@N02/albums/72157667596102110 (Scroll to the bottom for the new interior photos)I wonder if Park Ridge Acme will get rid of their funky fresh decor soon. It is awful. I hope we get the Quality Built soon.Also, has anyone spotted Greenway products at their foodtown yet? They bought the name last year, but I havent seen it at the Old Tappan store yet.
So as I was looking at the weekly Giant circular I came to a full page that said "YOU CAN SAVE 22% OVER ACME- COMPARE FOR YOURSELF!" and then they compared the stores. Just wow. What idiot at Ahold thought that attacking them would be a good idea to get customers in. Plus, in their circular?
Back in the 90's, Giant would have filled shopping carts right in the entrance of their stores. One filled with everything from Giant and another filled with the same items from a competitor. Huge signs hanging above would show the total cost from both stores with Giant's cart being significantly less. I think it's great Giant is doing this. Maybe it will make Acme get a little more competitive. I mentioned early in these comments that now that I shop at Acme regularly, I'm having sticker shock over how HIGH the prices are!
In southern Louisiana, there used to be a chain The Real Superstore (yes, it was owned by the same people who owned The Real Canadian Superstore) that made commercials (check out the montage on YouTube and kindly ignore that "New Generation Superstore" commercial, that's different) that outright ATTACKED Winn-Dixie and Super Fresh on their higher prices. But ultimately, it was the Real Superstore was the real loser...they were acquired by Schwegmann, who struggled with the acquisition and collapsed by the end of the 1990s, while A&P and Winn-Dixie kept on trucking.
Clifton Heights is currently being remodeled to the PF&H look. It actually looks pretty nice there.
It's so odd to me that this generic décor package continues to go into stores while other store are getting the very Acme-branded Quality Built package. QB can't possibly be much more expensive to execute.
Found something interesting down the Jersey shore this weekend...a still-open A&P Wines and Spirits.Also got to see the Ortley Beach Acme up close for the first time. Still love that Futurestore design.
It seems that the liquor stores are the last remnants of A&P. They're still operating, like a zombified A&P carcass. Nobody's sure who's even running them anymore.
The Key Food in Glen Rock (former Food Basics) has been rebranded as a Super Fresh. It looks like a major remodel is underway which was well needed.
Interesting. Do you know if they're re-opening the service departments like some other Key Food stores did?
Looks like they're just about done with the work on the old Clifton Pathmark. Apparently the Cuellars (or someone else who was able to crowbar the license away from someone else) were successful in their goal as they have put a ShopRite Wines and Spirits sign up on the front of the store. I'm curious to see who gave up their license as there are four liquor stores within walking distance of that location. Wine Country can't be happy because they had a pretty damn good setup where they were. Now ShopRite is encroaching.