Friday, September 29, 2017

Store posts to return in October!

So I never quite got things up and running in September as planned but then who expected summer to last another month! I have posts in the works and road trips all planned out. There will definitely be a big store post next Friday! Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Classic Acme! Catonsville, Maryland

Photo Credit: Mid Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive
WJZ 13 film collection

Location: 5646 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD

The Catonsville Acme was located on the far end of the Ingleside Shopping Center with Giant Food at the other end. Safeway now stands in the spot of the former Acme.

A present day look at the Ingleside Shopping Center. Giant Food is now a Rite Aid. Looks as though that building remained mostly intact over the years. The Acme was swallowed up by the Safeway.




Thanks to Will at B-more Retail for sending in the picture of the Catonsville Acme!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

News Break: 

I have honestly been keeping my eyes pealed for news that Alberstons would be offering some sort of meal-kit options in their stores. These relatively new on-line companies like Blue Apron, Home Chef and Hello Fresh, are the latest entities impacting business at traditional supermarkets. Other chains have begun offering meal-kits and I had a feeling Alberstons would be jumping on the band wagon sooner than later. Last night I jumped over to and there it was... Albertsons Acquires Meal-Kit Service Plated

Plated offers delivery of ingredients and recipes for complete meal preparation. The company was founded in 2012 and was later featured on episodes of Shark Tank and Beyond the Tank. I believe Alberstons is the first grocer to acquire a meal-kit company outright. Plated meal-kits are sure to be hitting store shelve in Acme in the very near future. 

Acme wasted no time sharing the news...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The return of Jewel brand!

Jewel branded milk, eggs and bread are back! Is Acme next? We can only hope. The packaging design is similar to what was used prior to SuperValu replacing banner specific brands with Essential Everyday. The design of the packaging makes it easy for each banner's logo to be popped into the white box. It would be very nice to see "ACME" branded items back on shelves! 

Thanks to Aidan Chism for letting us know! 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Acme store closing:

Location: 114 S Talbot St, St Michaels, MD

Devastating news here... the classic St. Michaels store will close on October 8, 2017. 


Locaiton: 80 New Bridge Rd, Bergenfield, NJ

Another a acquired store goes bust! Bergenfield will close on November 7, 2017. 

Thanks to D Groton and Supermarket Fan for the news! 

Monday, September 11, 2017

First look at the interior of Front and Snyder!

Photos courtesy of John P

Location: Front and Snyder, Philadelphia, PA 

The mysterious red panel that we saw here a few weeks ago turned out to be nothing interesting. Not to say the front of the store isn't absolutely beautiful!

John reports... "Beer/wine and Starbucks are through the door on the right"

"Looking down frozen at the opposite side and along the front end. A set of registers, followed by self checkouts, then two express registers and customer service. I'm pleased to report that all the registers were open here!"

Friday, September 1, 2017

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There will be no posts next week.
Squeezing in one last week of summer!
Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 12th. 

"Fall into Savings" Flyer!

Well look what showed up in my mail yesterday! Very classy mailer from Acme!! (Apologies for the terrible pictures). I wonder if this is being used at other banners or if it is an Acme exclusive. The flyer features organic and higher end items. The prices are impressively low! Acme continues to have Talenti gelato on sale for lowest prices you could find anywhere. All of their ice cream prices have been insanely low for nearly two months now. The flyer almost seems to be in response to Amazon slashing prices at Whole Foods but that would be impossible as that news is  just broke a week ago.

One comment about the overall design... whoever chose that font for the "Fall into Savings" logo should never be allowed to touch a computer again. This is a perfect example of why you shouldn't get fonts from sites like 1001 Free Fonts! That "F" is a complete and total disaster.