Acme isn’t all the way back, Jim Perkins says. But it’s come a long way in only a year. The president of Acme is relying on old-fashioned supermarketing and a resourceful battle plan to restore some luster to the tarnished Philadelphia icon. Acme is the oldest name in the Philadelphia market — and at one time was its unquestioned leader — but a combination of disinvestment, and an inability to stay competitive on price amid a wave of new choices, had some observers ...

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