There is a good chance the Pathmark or Super Fresh supermarket in your town is about to change ownership.

Acme Markets announced Tuesday it has agreed to buy 76 A&P stores in four states, including several in local South Jersey towns.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Acme Markets, a storied Philadelphia supermarket brand,will buy the A&P stores after the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., known as A&P, sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday.

The acquisition would give Acme 183 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey, a big increase from its current 107. Acme officials would neither disclose the price they will pay A&P for the stores nor say when they expect to close the deal.

Albertsons, the nation's second-largest supermarket chain, bought Acme in 2013 and now seems intent on reviving it. Since acquiring Acme, Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons has been working to improve the customer experience and store performance across the Acme division."

Among the stores Acme plans to buy are these four South Jersey supermarkets...

- Ventnor Pathmark, 5100 Wellington Avenue

- Wildwood Super Fresh, 2400 Delaware Avenue

- Ocean City Super Fresh, 800 West Avenue

- Manahawkin Super Fresh, 609 E. Bay Avenue