Your Favorite Local Supermarket
The origins of Acme Markets Inc. can be traced back to 1891, when friends Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford decided to open a neighborhood grocery store at the intersection of South Philadelphia’s Second and Fernon Streets. In 1917, Acme Markets merged with four other local Philadelphia area grocery chains to form a new company, American Stores. Under the American Stores banner, Acme Markets and its affiliates prospered, enjoying decades as the largest grocery retailer in the Delaware Valley.
Today, the core values of that market remain the same as envisioned by Robinson and Crawford back in 1891: a selection of quality products at competitive prices, where customers can always rely on friendly service. Over the 125+ years that Acme Markets has been in operation, we’ve remained dedicated to providing our shoppers with the superior grocery experience they’ve come to expect.
In the years since we first opened our doors, Acme Markets has grown and expanded to operate nearly 200 stores throughout its native Pennsylvania, as well as serving shoppers in nearbyNew Jersey, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, and Maryland. To date, we employ an estimated 20,000 associates. We continue to offer consumers the freshest products, convenient supermarket locations, and handy additional services—such as Sav-On® Pharmacies—all tailored to the specific needs of the neighborhoods where we serve.