Acme, Workers Chart Progress

Acme Markets here said it was making progress with union workers on a new contract, averting threat of an immediate strike.

PHILADELPHIA — Acme Markets here said it was making progress with union workers on a new contract, averting threat of an immediate strike.

“Both sides have agreed to continue discussions peacefully,” Judy Spires, Acme’s president, said in a statement to workers Monday. “Everything will be business as usual in our stores as negotiations continue.”

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1360, West Berlin, N.J., represents about 2,300 workers at 31 Acme locations in New

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