Acme’s Jim Trout to Step Down as President; New Leader to be Named Friday

Jim Trout, president of Acme Fresh Market, is stepping down Friday as president of the grocery store chain.

A new leader will be named Friday, said Trout, who has been with Acme for 45 years and has been its president since 2014. He is the first non-Albrecht family member to be president of the 128-year old Akron-based family business. The chain has 16 grocery stores, two RSVP party supply stores and 2,300 employees.

Trout accidentally let the news slip on a celebrity guest appearance on “The Ray Horner Show” on WAKR (1590-AM) Tuesday morning. Trout said a friend bought him the appearance at an auction.

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