MALVERN, Pa. -- Acme Markets here is testing several new nonfood merchandising concepts in an effort to combat the growing level of competition from chain drug and specialty outlets. In its new 65,000-square-foot, food-and-drug combination store which opened in Voorhees, N.J., earlier this month, Acme unveiled a new bath-and-body department, a dedicated housewares set and a 70-foot-long vitamin section. Bath and body and vitamins are part of health and beauty care, while the updated ...
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