Acme Fresh Market & Smith Dairy…
Local Companies – Community Support


The Fred W. Albrecht Grocery company dba Acme Fresh Market began in 1891! Over our 124 year history, our name has changed but our strong commitment to our customers and community remains the same!

Depending on how long you’ve lived in Akron – you may know us as Acme Click, Acme Super Center, Y-Mart, Acme and now Acme Fresh Market! No matter, how you know us – Our goal is to create Highly Satisfied customers each and every day! There are many contributing factors to make that happen and one is them is by working with other local businesses.

By partnering with local businesses we strengthen our community and provide our customers with the freshest products possible. One such partner is Smith Dairy – whose local farmers are on average within 50 miles of our stores. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

Like Acme Fresh Market, Smith Dairy is family owned, has gone under several name changes, and has been in business for over 100 years. Also known as “The Dairy in the Country” Smith Dairy was established by brothers, John and Peter Schmid in 1909. Headquartered in Orrville, they are a regional maker of dairy products, beverages, and ice cream. While you most commonly know them as Smith’s and Ruggles, they also make retail and wholesale private label products too!

So the next time you are shopping at your local Acme Fresh Market and purchasing Smith Dairy products – – – Know you are doing your part to help support the community and the local economy!

See you in the stores!