Acme Markets was founded in 1891 by Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company operates a chain of grocery stores. In 2011, Acme Markets was the second largest retailer in Philadelphia.
The company currently has more than 179 locations in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and employs approximately 20,000 persons. Currently, the company operates as a subsidiary of Albertson’s. Customers can place orders online and pick them up at the store of their choosing. Home delivery was discontinued in 2009.
Most locations have Sav-On Pharmacies inside the stores, as well as a bakery, deli, and salad bars. The online site offers recipes, coupons, and tips for healthy living. Many locations are being remodeled at this time. Company headquarters are located in Malvern, Pennsylvania.