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Acme Fresh Market and Hoppin’ Frog Debut 125th Anniversary Collaboration Brew

7-14-16_HoppinFrog125thShandy_WEB_BANNERAcme Fresh Market continues celebrating its 125th Anniversary with a custom-brewed grapefruit shandy beer, created by award-winning brewmaster Fred Karm, and his local brewery, Hoppin’ Frog right here in Akron Ohio.

Now available in all Acme stores, the beer is called “Five Freds’ Grapefruit Shandy” – named after the 4 generations of Fred Albrechts that have worked for Acme, and Fred Karm, founder and Brewmaster of Hoppin’ Frog.

“I am thrilled that our 125th Anniversary Beer was created by one of the top brewmasters in the world! As soon as I pitched the idea of two local, world class companies putting out a product to celebrate Acme’s 125th Anniversary, Fred said ‘I’m in’. We had a great time tasting and talking about beers during the creation of Five Freds. I think that’s what local really means – Acme’s ability to stop by our local, award winning Hoppin’ Frog and create an awesome product that our customers will love,” explained Jim Trout.

Fred Karm stated, “Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is very happy to collaborate with Acme Fresh Market to make Five Freds’ Grapefruit Shandy, celebrating their 125th. Anniversary.  Acme has always been flying the flag high for craft beer from the beginning, and that is why I was happy to develop this special beer with them.  And this beer really tastes amazing!  Five Freds’ Grapefruit Shandy is super refreshing, with a friendly, memorable flavor and aroma that is the perfect balance of citrus and light malt flavors.”

Fred Karm continued, “This is a single batch, a “one-off” beer – it will be gone before you know it.  It is currently available in our signature 22-ounce bottles, so get it now while supplies last!  I’ve been shopping at the various Acme locations in the greater Akron area my whole life, and always have been impressed with their modern facilities, friendly staff, and selection – especially their Craft Beer selection!  So grab some Five Freds’ Grapefruit Shandy, and support Acme who supports our interest for great craft beer!”

Five Freds’ is a refreshing combination of citrus and light malt flavors, with a twang of grapefruit.

Five Freds’ Grapefruit Shandy is available at all Acme Fresh Market stores in 22 oz bottles for $8.99 – while supplies last!

Cheers!!!

7 Steaks of Summer Contest!

(6-16-16) 7-STEAKS-WIN GROCERIES_WEB BANNERIt’s Back! The biggest contest of the year – 7 Steaks of Summer! Every week for the next 7 weeks, purchase the designated Steak of the Week using your Acme Fresh Market Savings Card to be automatically entered to win FREE groceries for a year!

The Kicker! Treat your family to filet mignon during the 7 weeks and earn one extra entry!

The best part? Whether you win the contest or not, you will enjoy your Acme Fresh Market steak – always tender, always juicy, always flavorful – always Certified Angus Beef!

For Complete details and contest rules, click here.

Thank you!

(6-7-16)_COINS_FOR_PETS_WEB_BANNERWe’re sure most of you know the story behind a wishing well . . . that you make a wish and toss money in the well and your wish will come true! With Acme Fresh Market’s Coins for Pets Wishing Wells, you are making the wishes of many animals come true by tossing money in the well.

100% of all money collected in our Wishing Wells is donated to The Humane Society of Greater Akron, the Portage Animal Protective League, the Stark County Humane Society, and the Parma Animal Shelter! This year, through the generosity of our shoppers, we gave over $18,000 to these local animal shelters!

Thank you for supporting your local pet shelter!

Congratulations Winner! Free Groceries For a Year!

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Christine and Gary, winners of our Free Groceries for a Year Contest!, accept their prize of fifty-two $100 Acme Fresh Market gift cards from Acme Fresh Market #1 Store Director, Justin Bailey and Executive Vice President, Nick Albrecht.

Acme Fresh Market #1 Celebrates Completed Remodel with Huge Sales, Free Food Sampling

Acme Fresh Market will celebrate the completion of the remodel of Acme #1 with a huge sale beginning May 12 with prices good through May 18, featuring Acme’s popular Meat Week Super Sale.

The celebration continues with a Free Food Sampling Event on May 14 and May 15 from 11-3pm, featuring over 15 free food samples to enjoy in store, including Acme Fresh Market cupcakes with made from scratch butter crème icing, ice cream from local creamery Pavs, Acme Fresh Market Pulled Pork, and Acme Fresh Market Coffee, locally roasted by Pearl Coffee in downtown Akron.

Acme1-Todd_Meat-Seafood“Our West Akron Acme Fresh Market is now a World Class grocery store, with the freshest produce, highest quality meats, and an assortment of product at great prices that will exceed our customers’ expectations,” stated Acme Fresh Market President Jim Trout. “Our customers have endured a lot during this renovation but I promise it is worth the wait. Our hardworking Acme Fresh Market associates and I are extremely proud to offer Akron a World Class store!”

Acme Fresh Market Executive Vice President, Nick Albrecht, stated “Acme Fresh Market is proud to invite the entire community to our completely remodeled Acme Fresh Market #1. The new store layout is easy to shop, and features the wonderful selection and low prices our customers expect, along with new departments that will delight – like an expanded prepared foods selection, a doubled in size Natural & Organics department, and a much larger selection of wines. I invite everyone to come see what’s new!”Acme1-Camille_Deli

Store Director, Justin Bailey, stated “I am so appreciative of the customers that have continued shopping with us through the construction, and excited to welcome all customers to our beautiful, completely remodeled store!”

Acme Fresh Market has been feeding the families of Akron for over 125 years and is proud to continue its commitment to the community by investing $9 million into Acme #1. Acme Fresh Market looks forward to welcoming customers to the renovated store with a weekend of fun events and grand opening specials to thank their customers for their loyal support and patience throughout this project.Acme1-Sandy_NaturalandOrganic

The Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Company operates 16 Acme Fresh Market stores in Summit, Stark, Portage and Cuyahoga counties. The company, founded in 1891, is locally owned and operated. It is very proud of its longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising and leadership in the community. Acme Fresh Market has over 2,200 associates focused on feeding the families of our community for over 125 years.

Construction of Acme Fresh Market #1 was completed by Krumroy-Cozad Construction Company, Mr. Dan Cozad, Architect Mr. Robert White, and store decor by Schumacher Design, Ms. Julia Schumacher.

Acme Fresh Market Debuts Renovated Store

Front-Acme-2WEST AKRON — Acme Fresh Market officials unveiled the local grocer’s completed renovation of its Acme No. 1 store during a special event May 10. Pictured at right are Sophie and Steve Albrecht as they cut the ribbon held by Store Director Justin Bailey, at left, and President Jim Trout, at right. The local grocer was founded 125 years ago as the Fred W. Albrecht Co. by Steve Albrecht’s great-grandfather.

Company officials said the $9 million project took a little more than a year and resulted in the addition of 9,000 square feet to the store, located at 1835 W. Market St.

“It’s a new era for Acme No. 1,” said Trout, who, along with Acme Fresh Market Executive Vice President Nick Albrecht thanked company officials, store associates and customers.

“This was one of the most complex projects we had at Acme Fresh Markets,” Trout said. “It was challenging for our customers.” The store remained open throughout the renovation.

“I want to thank our customers for a year and a half of patience,” Nick Albrecht said.

He added the improved store would fulfill two purposes: to help the company stay competitive and ensure its mission to feed local families continues.

The renovated store includes an expanded prepared foods selection, a doubled-in-size natural and organics department, and a much larger selection of wines, Nick Albrecht said. It also features a second-floor community room that can be used for meetings and gatherings, as well as a café on the first floor. A view of the new lobby, with entrances on both sides, is shown at bottom.Front-Acme-1

Shown at right, from left, during the event are Anya and Nick Albrecht and Steve and Sophie Albrecht, all residents of West Akron.

The store will continue the celebration with a free sampling event May 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 15 different food samples — including cupcakes with made-from-scratch buttercream icing, Pavs Creamery ice cream and Acme Fresh Market Coffee, locally roasted by Pearl Coffee in Downtown Akron — will be featured.

Krumroy-Cozad Construction completed the renovation, and Schumacher Design oversaw décor, according to company officials.

-Article and Photos From the West Side Leader

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Free Acme Fresh Market Milk For a Year Winner!

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Free Coca-Cola For a Year Winner!

Celebrate Acme Fresh Market’s 125th Anniversary!

4-5-16_WEB_NEWS_ARTICLE_125thSamplingCelebrationYou’re Invited!  Acme Fresh Market is celebrating its 125th Anniversary with a HUGE Sampling Celebration on Saturday, April 9 from 11-2!  Every visitor to Acme Fresh Market will enjoy a slice of cake and a scoop of ice cream, as well as generous samples of Acme Fresh Market Kettle Cooked Chips, rotisserie chicken, chips and fresh-made salsa, and coffee to enjoy in our stores.

Additionally, each Acme Fresh Market will display a 125th birthday cake decorated with the unmatched artistry of Acme’s Specialty Cake Shop.  You do not want to miss seeing… and eating!… these amazing cakes!  Thank you for 125 great years! Celebrate the beginning of the next 125 years with us this Saturday!

Click here for fun anniversary trivia!