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Jim Trout, Acme Executive Vice President looks over plans as he stands in the expansion of the Montrose Acme Fresh Market that is currently under construction in Akron. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Jim Pearl, the store director of the Montrose Acme Fresh Market stands in the expansion of the store that will eventually house more varieties of beer, wine and liquor along with a community room and a pharmacy in Akron. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Wine on shelves in the current beer and wine section of the Montrose Acme Fresh Market sits before an expansion of the store under construction in Akron. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
CHICAGO: It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn’t afford to retire.