Acme markets will close three area supermarkets following

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that its parent company, Supervalu Inc., lost nearly $3 billion during the last quarter.

Stores in Ambler, West Chester, and Collegeville will be shut down during the next two months, according to a

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on KYW Newsradio. A fourth store in Newton, NJ, will also be shuttered.

A company spokeswoman did not offer details about how many employees would be affected.

Acme's market share in the eight-county Philadelphia region is 14.48 percent; the chain has 130 supermarkets in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

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