Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Next Celebration Begins...

Acme has reached it's 125th anniversary and is in better shape than ever! Things weren't looking so good for the 120th anniversary back in 2011. Store closings were happening on a regular basis and it had become painfully clear that SuperValu, Acme's owners at the time, had zero interest in reversing slumping sales and rapidly eroding market share. What a difference 5 years can make. Acme's 125th Anniversary may just be its most triumphant yet! While the Acme banner wasn't established in 1891, it was the year company founders Robert H. Crawford and Samuel Robinson opened their first store in South Philadelphia. After opening a few more stores the company became known as "The House That Quality Built" which evolved into the American Stores Company in 1917. The Acme banner made it's official debut in 1937 on two new stores in Patterson, New Jersey and is still going strong in 2016!. You can read extensive details about the company's history by clicking here


  1. Aw yeah! I'm hoping they do what they did when you visited that Philly store with the yellow facade during the 120th celebration- have free cake and soda!

    1. I'm sure they will. I hit a bunch of stores that day and they were all giving out cake.

  2. Happy Birthday Acme. Hoping they make it to the 150th!!!