Acme celebrated the grand reopening of its store at 128 Lantana Dr. in Hockessin, Del., on Friday with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The newly remodeled store offers customers an expanded variety of fresh produce, top-quality meat and seafood and a large selection of local products.
During the ceremony last week, Acme VP of Operations Dan Croce was joined by Hockessin Store Director Kim Trincia as well as other Acme executives and local officials as the company made $1,500 in donations to the Hockessin Fire Department, the Police Athletic League of Delaware and the Friends of Hockessin Library. In addition, the company also is donating a park bench made entirely of 3,900 recycled plastic bags to the Cokesbury Village.
“Acme is committed to providing a shopping experience that delivers the products and service that are important to our local community,” said Keith Wyche, president of Acme. “When we decided to remodel this location, we kept one thing in mind, the customer experience. We wanted to ensure we added touches that enhance that experience and make shopping fun and enjoyable to our Hockessin neighbors, while providing greater selection and variety. A lot of planning and hard work went into making this store a great neighborhood destination and we are excited to be celebrating the re-opening.”
Features of the newly remodeled store include:
• 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 fifth 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.
Former Hockessin Store Director John Donahue also was recognized during the ceremony. Known as “Acme John” to many in the community, Donahue recently retired after more than 45 years with the company, including the last 15 at the Hockessin location.
Acme Markets is a banner of Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Supervalu and operates 113 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Acme is among the handful of banners that Supervalu plans to sell to AB Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of a Cerberus Capital Management-led investor consortium. That announcement was made Jan. 10.