Same store sales are up company wide but of course there is no word on how Acme is fairing these days.You can read all of the details at ProgressiveGrocer.com. The article also includes some interesting plans for the company's merger with Rite Aid.
PLATED COMING TO STORES
SLOWLY BUT SURELY
Guess they're taking their time to get it right but it seems like the rollout could not be going more slowly. Meanwhile competing chains already have meal kits available... ShopRite began offering them last month. Albertsons currently offers their Plated meal kits in only a handful of stores with a larger rollout happening by year's end. Still, the company is saying only "select" stores will be carrying them in the coming months. You can read more about Albertsons plans at SupermarketNews.com.
SHOPRITE DITCHES OWN BRAND
FOR TOP CARE?
I was shocked to see this brand change at ShopRite. The company is ditching its own brand of health and beauty aid products for the Top Care brand which is already available at other Northeast chains like Foodtown, Weis, Tops, Wegmans and Price Chopper. This marks the absolute end of private labels HABA in New Jersey supermarkets with Acme having Signature Care and Shop and Shop carrying CareOne. I find it to be strange move as the ShopRite brand is among the strongest in supermarket world. Why would they want to carry an in-house brand that's available others chains in their market?
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WHOLE FOODS TO TAKEOVER
FORMER WAYNE A&P
The exterior of the building has been extensively renovated since A&P closed. Wayne Natural Food Markets was supposed to take over the space last year but wound up defaulting on their lease. Now word has come that Whole Foods is set to take over the space. You can read more about it on northjersey.com