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Supervalu closes Acme grocery stores in NJ, Pa.

The Associated Press

Supervalu said Monday that it closed all 116 Acme supermarkets in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland at 6 pm EDT as Hurricane Sandy prepared to make a direct hit to the coastline.

Supervalu spokesman Mike Siemienas said in a phone interview that Shoppers Food & Pharmacy locations in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia will close at 10 pm EDT.

Siemienas said the company is looking to reopen affected locations as quickly as possible to assist customers with restocking supplies.