Acme president announces her resignation

PHILADELPHIA Acme Markets announced that its president, Judith Spires, is resigning and will leave her post on Friday, according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Spires is said to be leaving "to pursue a new career opportunity" with an unidentified employer.

Acme’s parent company Supervalu said a successor would be announced at a later date.

Spires, who has run the Acme division since 2006, had previously been president of the Dallas/Fort Worth division of Albertsons, the supermarket corporation that also owned Acme Markets until Supervalu purchased Albertsons in 2006.

She began her career at Acme more than forty years ago while working at as a checkout employee in a South Jersey location.