Among the 26 stores Albertsons plans to close by February 20 are Acme stores in Westtown and Exton, PA. The announcement came yesterday by Albertsons, owner of the Acme supermarket chain.

In both Pennsylvania stores, the leases are coming to an end and will not be renewed. Acme, once the Greater Philadelphia market leader, currently operates 122 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. ShopRite and Giant are currently the leading traditional supermarkets in the region.

According to the company, nine Acme supermarkets will be remodeled in the upcoming fiscal year, which begins February 21, and no other stores are slated for closure.