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Celebrity Chef Helps Acme Celebrate Grand Re-Opening Of Pa. Store

Ribbon cutting at Acme in Newtown Square, Pa., on Nov. 30

Acme Markets last week celebrated the grand re-opening of its store at 3590 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square, Pa., with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and special appearance by Philadelphia Chef Walter Staib. The newly remodeled store offers customers an expanded variety of the fresh produce, top-quality meat and seafood and a large selection of local products, while offering a new feel to their shopping experience.

Acme President Keith Wyche was joined Friday by Newtown Square Store Director Mark Davis as well as other Acme executives and local officials at the ceremony where the company made $1,000 in donations to the Newtown Square Fire Co. and the Friends of Newtown Library. In addition, the company will also donate a park bench made entirely of 3,900 recycled plastic bags to the Dunwoody Village Residents’ Association.

“Acme has been part of the Newtown Square community for a long time and our goal with this remodel was to improve upon the quality products and service our customers expect from us,” said Keith Wyche, president of Acme. “This redesigned store will bring a greater selection and variety to our neighborhood customers, while offering a fresh, new feel to their shopping experience. We look forward to continuing to provide the freshness and convenience our loyal customers expect from Acme.”

Features of the newly remodeled store include:

• Relocated and expanded Produce, Floral, Meat, Seafood, Deli and Bakery departments;

• More natural, organic products and gluten-free products within the Meat, Deli and Bakery departments—including Acme’s fourth dedicated Dietz & Watson gluten-free deli;

• Larger selection of home meal solutions including sushi, hot chicken, a pizza station, and a full service Tony Luke’s sandwich shop; and

• A new Wi-Fi seating area and a Bucks County Coffee area.

To highlight the addition of the dedicated Dietz & Watson gluten-free deli, Chef Staib hosted a demonstration Friday afternoon using his favorite Dietz & Watson quality meats and cheeses to execute his gluten-free, quinoa ratatouille salad. The recipe showcased different meats or cheeses available at Acme and is an excellent, healthy main dish. Staib is an Emmy Award-winning, James Beard-nominated, world-renowned chef with 40 years in the industry. He has opened more than 650 restaurants worldwide. He is the Dietz & Watson brand ambassador and works to bring healthy, quick recipes to consumers.

“People often ask me how to make delicious food in a hurry. Simple. Only work with the finest, freshest ingredients you can find. That’s why I love working with Dietz & Watson meats and cheeses. They bring the flavor to your recipes so you don’t have to slave over the stove.”

Staib is proprietor of City Tavern in Philadelphia and host to his cooking show A Taste of History, which Dietz & Watson sponsors.

Acme Markets, a Supervalu banner, operates 113 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

In the featured photo at top: Acme Store Director Mark Davis prepares to cut the ribbon during the store’s grand re-opening ceremony last week. (Photo/Lane Blackmer, Patch)



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