Acme Markets Inc. is a supermarket chain in the Delaware Valley and New York City metropolitan areas, in the United States. It is owned by the Boise, Idaho-based corporation Albertsons and headquartered in East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, near Malvern, a Philadelphia suburb. Acme was established in 1891, when Irish immigrants Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford opened a store in South Philadelphia. The company today has 179 supermarkets under the Acme name in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. It closed two stores, in Chalfont and Warminster, Pennsylvania, in November 2014. As of 2011, Acme was the second-largest food retailer in Greater Philadelphia, behind ShopRite.