The Northern Westchester Examiner

Local A&P Supermarkets Changing Hands to ACME

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The transformation of local A&P supermarkets is underway with ACME Markets taking over five stores, while the future of two others remains uncertain.

After officials from the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced in July it would close 25 stores in the near future due to “lack of interest and significant ongoing store operating losses,” and asset purchase agreements with approximately 120 stores were executed, ACME announced it had entered into agreements to acquire 76 A&P stories in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland under the A&P, Superfresh and Pathmark banners.

Prior to that development, ACME had no supermarkets in New York, but owned 107 stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.

ACME has already reopened the former A&P on Pleasantville Road in Ossining. Next in line are the former A&P supermarkets at the Triangle Shopping Center in Yorktown and the Cortlandt Town Center in Mohegan Lake, both of which closed on October 24 for a three tp four-day renovation to ACME.

The oldest A&P in the area, on East Main Street in Shrub Oak, is slated to close October 29 and reopen as ACME a few days later. The A&P in the Village Center in Mahopac closed on Saturday and will reopen as ACME tomorrow (October 28).

ACME had originally planned to buy the A&P on Route 9A in Croton-on-Hudson, but later changed its mind. Reportedly, the Croton A&P will be taken over by FoodTown in about two weeks. The A&P on Welcher Avenue in Peekskill is scheduled to go to auction.

In a recent letter to customers, Dan Croce, president of ACME, invited everyone to see what ACME has to offer.

“On behalf of over 20,000 ACME associates, I invite you to visit your new local supermarket—ACME. ACME is a company that has been serving communities like yours for over 124 years. We are excited to be part of your community and are committed to providing you with a great shopping experience,” Croce stated.

“Our friendly and knowledgeable store associates are looking forward to providing you with superior customer service, and I’m sure you will see some of the same familiar faces with a renewed spirit! Our commitment to you is to offer the best selection of fresh, quality products at great prices every day!” Croce added. “We want you to be able to say with pride its ‘My ACME, my local favorite supermarket!”

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