Friday, January 18, 2013
On the hunt for some Girl Scout cookies? Here's a list of cookie booths in the area.
Sweet Caramel deLites! Girl Scout Cookies are back again. While cookie season never seems long enough, the Girls Scouts officially kicked off sales of their famous cookies last Thursday and will continue until late February. With a new season brings a new look to Girl Scout cookies. Changing the classic packaging for the first time since 1999, Girl Scout Cookie boxes will now feature the organization's five financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills. The goal of the Girl Scout Cookie Program is to teach girls essential skills, such as goal-setting and money management. “Each year from our youngest Daisies to our experienced Ambassadors, our girls challenge themselves in new ways and develop skills that will help them for the rest of …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The school gets a big assist from Acme.
Erial Elementary School guidance counselor Janet McCarthy submitted the following to Patch on Thursday: This year, Erial Elementary School was able to help 17 families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our staff, parents and students donated their time, money, food and turkeys to help make this event a huge success. On distribution day, we were in need of four more turkeys but did not have enough funds. Thanks to the generosity of the Acme on Cross Keys Road in Sicklerville we were able to fulfill this void. They graciously donated four complete turkey dinners (including a turkey, stuffing and potatoes). They refused to accept any monetary contribution. We are very fortunate and proud to have Acme supporting our community.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Is the Sicklerville store on the chopping block?
Although 38 Acme supermarkets—including three in the Delaware Valley—will close due to underperformance, the Sicklerville store will survive. Corporate owner Supervalu Inc. announced Wednesday in a news release that it will close about 60 stores, including 38 supermarkets, that are deemed "underperforming or non-strategic." The chain, which owns Malvern-based Acme, spared the Sicklerville store. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Morrisville and Sharon Hill, PA, stores and Glassboro will see their Acmes close before Dec. 1. Wayne Sales, SuperValu's president, said in the statement: These decisions are never easy because of the impact a store closure has on our team members, our customers, and our communities. Today’s announcement …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The grocery chain's most recent quarterly report raised the question of whether it might be up for sale.
Acme Markets parent company SuperValu Inc. on Monday replaced president and CEO Craig Herkert with board chairman Wayne Sales, less than three weeks after the grocery chain's dismal quarterly report. Acme operates a store in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township. "We will take significant cost out of the business, and move with urgency in our retail food business to lower prices and create points of sustainable differentiation for our customers," Sales said in a statement from the company. In the report issued July 12, the company reported falling sales, vowed to cut costs and said it planned to withhold investor dividends. Moreover, its stated plan to "explore strategic alternatives" was characterized by The Philadelphia …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The suspect is accused of presenting a fake prescription script at the Berlin-Cross Keys Road Acme earlier this month.
Police have identified and signed charges against a man accused of presenting a fraudulent prescription script at the Berlin-Cross Keys Road Acme earlier this month. Gloucester Township Police are seeking the public's help locating William Vincente, whose last known address was in Beverly, Burlington County. Police on Tuesday released a photo of the suspect. Vincente allegedly presented the fraudulent prescription at the Acme pharmacy on April 13. Police did not provide Vincente's age nor describe the drug, or drugs, he sought with the allegedly fraudulent prescription in a Crime Stoppers press release. Vincente has three additional warrants out for his arrest, police said. Anyone with information about Vincente's location are encouraged …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Save big on Thanksgiving and holiday staples this week.
Thanksgiving should never break the bank. After all, less than 24 hours later, you will be out shopping for Christmas on Black Friday. According to the American Farm Bureau, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people was $43.47 in 2010. This figure includes turkey and some basic sides. However, you need more than just turkey and Stove Top for the perfect family feast. All those extras add up fast. But with a little planning, you can save big and even have some leftover cash to go with those leftover black olives so you can enjoy the Black Friday shopping feast! Here are my Frugal Family tips and local deals for a thirsty and fabulous Thanksgiving. 1. Get Your Turkey Now Deal: Turkeys need several days to thaw (a 12-pound turkey …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Drop into Acme this week for super savings.
Summertime is busy—picnics, parties, play-dates and vacations all come with enormous shopping lists. This week, make Acme your one-stop shop for oodles of great deals on fresh produce, prepared food, attractions and other groceries. Plus pick up additional coupons for deals all summer long. 1. Acme Weekly Sales Deal: There are so many great deals this week at Acme. Grab BOGO boneless, skinless chicken breasts, $1.99 pints of Jersey blueberries, $7.49 Banana Boat Sunscreen and more. Check out the searchable Acme sales flier online here. Good Through: July 7 2. Acme Summer Savings Coupon Book Deal: Stop into Acme for its Summer Savings Coupon Book packed with $30 worth of savings. Inside you will find coupons for ground beef (think homemade …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Join the Great American Backyard Campout tonight for family fun in the great outdoors.
Ever feel like you have to literally push your kids out the door to get them to play outside? Grab the whole family this weekend and participate in tonight's seventh annual Great American Backyard Campout. This National Wildlife Federation’s fundraising event encourages parents and kids alike to trade screen time for green time by spending a night under the stars. In the last two decades, childhood has literally moved indoors with kids spending more than seven hours per day in front of electronic media, according to the National Wildlife Federation. The average American child now spends just four to seven minutes outside in unstructured play each day. “We need to give back to our children what they don’t even know they’ve lost—a …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Local residents share tips on stress-free holiday planning.
Holiday entertaining can be stressful—cookie baking, gift wrapping, party planning and cooking can suck the merry right out of "Merry Christmas." However, the holidays do not have to be overwhelming. With a few simple planning steps and a lot of letting go, your Christmas celebration can be very merry. "One thing I've learned and tell all my customers—people want your company, not a perfect night," said Lisa Fetterman, a mother of two and a Tastefully Simple consultant in Sicklerville. Try these five simple tips from local entertaining pros, sure to give your celebration joy and harmony. Plan it, list it and do it. Fetterman recommends starting early on menu planning to take advantage of sales and coupons. "The first thing I always…