I was shopping at ACME last night, and it would be so bad if the private label goods weren't priced so high. I found some cases where the generic was more expensive then the brand name was. Not really sure on their philosophy.
I'm wondering if they're raising the prices on the house brands so they can make them appear to be *on sale* more often. That's what seems to be happening to the items I buy most regularly. The problem with this approach is, the new sale prices are often the OLD regular prices so it's not really a sale even though the self tag says it is. It's completely insulting to a regular shopper like myself. While I'm not extremely price-focused, I do not like being jerked around with pricing which is EXACTLY what Acme is doing these days.
Acme Style Blogger -- that's the reason many shoppers have found Aldi so appealing. It's just cheap all the time, with no puffery. Mainstream supermarkets, including Acme, have a lot to learn from honest pricing.
While Aldi is good at what they do. it is too much of a mess for me and I can't stand that they don't refrigerate any of the produce. I do shop at their cousin Trader Joes. Cheap AND organized!!!
I guess its a Jersey thing... my Acme in Doylestown is actually low-priced and is a lot cheaper than the other stores in the area. I mean, who else has soda cases 4/$11?
A new notice to employees was given out Friday enticing everyone to "work together and drive sales as ONE ACME NATION." (Their emphasis not mine)Among the things listed as "on the horizon":-Price reductions on 750 super sensitive items as of March 3rd for all Acme stores (LOL)-93 store resets. New Acme(sic) will be able to order in upwards of 800 new items)-3 major projects including two new stores +Snyder Avenue in Philadelphia PA +Yonkers NY +Secret site in Philadelphia PA-more information to come!(99 percent sure this is the Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut)Remodels, beer and wine, and Starbucks (Don't know if this includes stuff covered on this blog already) +7 remodels +16 new beer and wine locations in PA +6 Starbucks kiosks-Home delivery this summer! (which I'm sure most of you know was a service Acme had until Supervalu did away with it)
Ummmm... how about opening some damn registers!!!!
This new direction was probably sparked by Jim Perkins who has returned to Acme after being shipped off to the Texas division. News of his return was emailed in but I haven't gotten it up on the blog yet.
Who's Jim Perkins? Was his tenure at Acme before Supervalu, during or after? Did he do anything good? (And "One Acme Nation"? I suspect whoever made that up had a few too many drinks from The Frosted Mug...)
From Albertsons' website.... "Jim left Albertsons and joined Giant Foods, LLC as a Regional Vice President, but returned to Albertsons as the president of Acme Markets in 2012. He was named EVP of Operations, East Region in April 2015."
An article from North Jersey.com about Ideal Marketplace opening in Clifton. http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/clifton/2017/03/16/new-supermarket-opening-clifton-jobs-available/99278024/Due to open in two weeks. All three major vacancies in Clifton now have tenants (still no word on what the Cuellars plan to do with the other half of the Pathmark they are leasing).
Wegmans will be opening in Morris County NJ in July, and Bergen County NJ in September. More info here:http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2017/03/wegmans_to_open_in_july_in_hanover_september_in_mo.html#incart_river_home