Acme Fresh Market was founded in 1891 by a local grocer, Frederick Wilhelm Albrecht, after buying out his brothers share of a market. Originally called Albrecht’s, Fredrick changed the name to Acme, after visiting Philadelphia and seeing how many people came to a grocery store there called Acme. The company operates a chain of grocery stores in Ohio.
The company began to expand over the years, but lately has changed their focus from non-food items, to Fresh Market branding. Since the early 2000’s, many stores have been overhauled or remodeled to make them look more modern. The company has more plans for expansion, as they own a large piece of land in Medina, Ohio. Current plans are to have 5 shopping centers, anchored by a huge 68,000 square foot Acme Fresh Market location.
Acme Fresh Market also features Quick Clinics for simple medical needs, such as vaccinations, some locations have fueling stations, and most have pharmacies. There are currently 16 locations and 1 that is a pharmacy only store.