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Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
TewksVegas July 25, 2014 at 09:04 am
Guess I'll be delaying that trip to CVS in Stadium Plaza today...
lynne castanzo July 25, 2014 at 09:48 am
Hi TewksVegas... I was recently at the Livingston St. park for a softball tournament. there was aRead More cute, bright yellow helicoptor flying around. It seemed to make a couple of landings near the country club throughout the day. I inquired to another woman at the filed that lives in Tewksbury. She seemed to think that the helicopter was picking up people from the airport in Manchester, nh and flying them to the Tewksbury country club for boce tournaments. Any knowledge of this? Just curious...
TewksVegas July 25, 2014 at 10:08 am
No idea, but I've definitely seen the same helicopter from the Livingston St park. Saw it during theRead More farmer's market one morning a few weeks ago.
Thousands of supporters turned out for Monday morning's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Courtesy Photo
Michelle July 24, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Why hasn't Bedford Patch done a story on the Bedford Market Basket...whether they're gettingRead More deliveries, whether their staff is rallying, etc.? I keep looking here for local info, but am not finding it. Have I missed something?
Tony Schinella July 24, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Hi Michelle, thanks for the note. Right now, we're primarily putting together regional coverage ofRead More the Market Basket situation for the NH and Mass. Patch sites.
Shelves are bare in all Market Basket stores. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News.
Lydia Magill July 25, 2014 at 07:53 am
Sadly, the DeMoulas family has been fighting over Market Basket for longer than most peopleRead More remember. I've been shopping at MB since the early 80's...when the old Burlington store still had sawdust on the floor in the produce department...and have always marveled at their pricing and happy employees. Their customer service people really do provide service, and without a roll of the eyes or attitude that you see in other grocery stores. That's all due to Arthur T's leadership. Not to say that both sides of the family haven't made money - they have - and none of them will ever be in the poor house. However, since there's one family member who has rallied the support of the employees and is committed to treating everyone fairly (even his own overly greedy family members), he and his team should be in charge of running the business. As long as a profit.. and the profit is LARGE...is being turned, why should there be any complaints? I just don't get it. As for shopping, I have gingerly gone into Hannafords for the few things we need. When it seemed like there was DeMoulas trouble brewing a couple of weeks ago, I stocked up on dry goods and items I knew wouldn't spoil to ride out the storm. There are certain deli items that we are missing this week...not even the 9.99/lb Boar's Head turkey or roast beef can compare to the Jenny-O and store brand at DeMoulas.
Barb Nahoumi July 25, 2014 at 09:11 am
Remember when strikes forced Eastern Airlines to go under in 1991, and Frank Lorenzo lost control ofRead More the business? It appears that the same might happen to Market Basket, if this situation isn't solved soon. Let Artie T, buy the business, get employees back to work, deliver goods to the stores, and bring the customers back.
Moudsie July 25, 2014 at 09:40 am
Of course it will happen if these fools don't smarten up--they have 71 buildings--the money is inRead More the selling of product and right now they are selling nothing--so each day the value goes down and they don't seem to getit.
The parking lot at Hannaford in Concord on July 23, and the Market Basket location just down the street. Credit: Tony Schinella
Marilyn Pelletier July 24, 2014 at 07:46 am
I wonder what Jim Gooch, Sheila Thornton and Arthur S. are thinking right now???
Jim Miller July 24, 2014 at 09:07 am
May they have the ability to be humble--and may the higher prices at the competing stores bring theRead More MB customers right back when this is resolved! This could even bring Shaw's and Hannaford customers in to try MB, now that they're hearing all of the mutterings about how good the savings are there. . . . ;~)
NA Member July 24, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Humility? Do you follow this, or are you just spewing information?
The produce section at the Salem, Mass. Market Basket store is empty this week. Credit: Courtesy
Beverly Boucher July 25, 2014 at 12:53 am
I miss my Market Basket so very much!! I will not go there until it's settled! I'm like inRead More mourning!!! I will have to break down and shop some where and that will have to be Hannaford's because I hate Shaw's!!!
Bjm Ward July 25, 2014 at 07:50 am
Missing Stop and Shop in Exeter - since they closed I've been shopping at MB in Epping (because if IRead More have to go to Epping for STARBUCKS now I might as well just go to MB) .. But made my last visit Sunday and signed the petition to bring back Artie T and committed to staff that I'd boycott .... So am shopping at Hannaford .... Except for bread and cold cuts - those I get at Shaws because they carry what we like in those categories (but are far too expensive for milk, eggs, and produce) Market Basket is best for prices and has best selection for what we like (except specialty bread) .... So not shopping at MB requires some adjusting -- BUT worth it to show support for staff and send message to greedy Board .... Your stock won't be worth diddly when the chain is bankrupt
03031 July 25, 2014 at 10:00 am
Have never left Shaw's --- a very loyal customer. When I've gone to Market Basket in the past, it'sRead More so crowded and the aisles are so close together that shopping there makes me miserable no matter how good the prices were. Have noticed that my Shaw's is now crowded with "temporary" former Market Basket customers ---- Shaw's must be happy with all the new business but do hope they will find a way to reward us loyal customers who stick with them through thick and thin.
An aerial view of Monday's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Photo Credit: Parker Harrington
Ski beach family July 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Our family will be supporting the employees and will boycott Market Basket until Arthur T and theRead More fired managers are reinstated. Hopefully more people will stand up to this corporate greed and join in boycott
steve forte July 23, 2014 at 06:16 am
I went there yesterday. I wasn't going to , then I thought about it and realized there are stillRead More folks working there who need to earn a living.
mark patterson July 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm
I have a plan. Why can't Arthur T. and some of his closest allies open their own stores? There is aRead More vacant bldg.in Redstone Plaza (Stoneham) that was formerly a Shaws. Start there and continue until the "Arthurs Market" puts artie s. and his crew out of business! Current employees would jump on-board by the hundreds! I know I would invest in a company with a leader like Arthur T.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Apljak July 21, 2014 at 06:21 pm
Way to be vague Maggie! Feign support by saying to "work it out" with loyal employees butRead More never mentions the reinstatement of ATD!
Seamus Carty July 21, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Maggie, the CEO does not work for the employees. It is the responsibility of the board ofRead More directors, elected by the shareholders, to decide who should be CEO. Does management get to decide who heads up the union?
Michele Provenzano July 21, 2014 at 07:25 pm
Standing behind the employees on this one!!
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
goofygirl578 July 22, 2014 at 04:28 pm
The National Labor Relations Board will have something to say about the firings at Market Basket.Read More The new "owners" will not win. There are laws out there to protect workers in these situations, thank heavens!
Rick July 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Numerous "business" reporters are predicting that MB will be sold to some "hedgeRead More fund", who could care less about the customers or the employees. The hedge investors will milk it the business for all they can and then sell a few locations and close all the others. This is the Bain Capital model. You know, Bain Capital of Mitt Romney fame.
Tewksbury2001 July 23, 2014 at 06:05 am
@Rick- I think they need all the shareholders to approve that sale and I don't see that happening. IRead More think Artie S underestimated the impact of this, however he obviously knew enough to not name himself CEO but rather two outsiders that can take the media hit on this. If I were the two CEO's I would resign. They can't recover from this. Perhaps Artie T should have just put in a recurring dividend payment to shareholders to provide them with some liquidity and maybe that would have kept. them happy and he could continue to run the business.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Donna Wilson July 25, 2014 at 08:43 am
Lynne, or whoever you are, comparing a religious fanatic to workers rallying around a beloved CEO isRead More comparing apples and oranges. The people of Market Basket are not overpaid by any means - they're hard workers. And the reason they let him go has nothing to do with distributing the wealth to the workers and everything to do with the shareholders who aren't content with the millions they already make. You must be a shill for Arthur S. If you're a Republican, than I'm doubly glad that I'm an independent. I do pay my fair share - I work full time. How about you? Are you one of the many that sits around moaning and then collects from the government? Please think before you post, you make yourself look unintelligent by raving.
Donna Wilson July 25, 2014 at 08:45 am
And no, I don't drive a Prius and I didn't vote for Obama. Not based on the color of his skin butRead More due to the fact that I thought he lacked experience. So you're totally off in your misconceptions. Perhaps you should go back to school?
lynne castanzo July 25, 2014 at 09:10 am
Lol...
Holes where produce should be in this New Hampshire Market Basket. Photo Credit: Tony Schinella
Joe L July 21, 2014 at 03:09 pm
William, Nothing has changed...yet Most are expecting the prices to go up and the wages of workersRead More to go down. Most don't want to wait until the changes are made because most feel once the changes are implemented nothing can be done to reverse them.
William Duffy July 21, 2014 at 05:15 pm
OK Joe L, and maybe the Red Sox will win the World Series but I wouldn't order the Duck Boats yet.Read More I will wait until it happens. Just like prices and wages at MB, I can't control the Red Sox either. Wait until it happens. We don't need anymore 96% shutdowns.
Joe Beckmann July 22, 2014 at 06:59 am
And, William, that's exactly what happened on too many things you're already over-paying for.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Brian Winter July 20, 2014 at 08:14 pm
Christian Noel does not know Arthur T DeMoulas, no boss gets this kind of respect from employees forRead More no reason.
Faye Deault July 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm
Arthur T, step aside, like a true businessman would.
"the eyes of T-Bury" July 21, 2014 at 03:25 pm
The only way we can win this fight is if each and every one of you boycott our stores!!! Don't feedRead More the greed!
The Market Basket store on Highland Avenue in Salem, Mass. one of the company's 71 stores. Credit: Patch file photo
Timothy Camire July 18, 2014 at 03:27 am
As a lifetime retail employee and market basket consumer, I'd be VERY interested in what MarketRead More Basket employees would like ME to do in sympathy for this effort at this point. I doubt the mainstream media has the balls to report it, however. Bring it on! From following this story both store employees and customers have something to gain from Arthur Ts reinstatement.
Old Pizza July 18, 2014 at 06:47 am
Nothing like confrontational words from the new board members to aggravate an already tenseRead More situation. Gooch ruined Radio Shack and he's off to a good start here on his way to a second disaster. I hope every employee, at every location, at every level, walks off the job and stays off until Artie is reinstated. Hit these greedy fools where it hurts - in the wallet.
Buckaroo Banzai July 18, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Market Basket is nothing without its people.
The Market Basket store on Highland Avenue in Salem, Mass. Credit: Patch file photo
Deborah July 17, 2014 at 04:20 pm
The revenge seeking ASD would like nothing better than to sell the store off in parts...the problemRead More ATD has 49% of the shares.
Old Pizza July 17, 2014 at 05:14 pm
Let's hope he can somehow wrangle 2 more percent!
Old Pizza July 18, 2014 at 08:31 am
A confrontational, threatening letter from the new CEOs shows everyone just how employee andRead More customer focused these two are. Gooch ruined Radio Shack and he's on the path to drive Market Basket down the drain. I sincerely hope every employee, at every level, in every location walks off the job and stays off until Arthur T. is reinstated and Gooch is sent packing. The only way to get the message through to this greedy board is to hit them where it hurts the most - in their wallets.
Red Lobster's Admiral's Feast is one of the saltiest restaurant meals in America, with 2.5 teaspoons of salt (5,830 mg sodium). Credit: Center for Science in the Public Interest
Old Pizza July 2, 2014 at 11:25 am
If the industry does it, that's fine. When the government dictates it, that's not fine.
Ralph jacobs July 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Simple solution: Don't eat this food!, it's horrible what it does to your body!
cardiclash July 2, 2014 at 02:08 pm
If you dont like the sodium/fat/ calorie content in foods then don't eat them. It is totally yourRead More choice. People should also abstain from smoking nasty cigarettes as they cause an array of severe health concerns. What they do to your body is just as bad as crappy food!
Market Basket. Credit: Patch
Angela Cheries June 25, 2014 at 07:22 am
please don't change a thing...prices are good... selection is good. I do shop at Shaw though forRead More there Organic selection, but I have always preferred Market Basket they have a better organic meat selection.
Old Pizza June 28, 2014 at 09:15 am
I've shopped at Market Basket for 50 years. They have a better selection, better variety, and theRead More other stores can't tough their prices. I doubt you'll see much of anything change. MB is the most successful regional chain in the country and to mess with that would be suicide.
Edward Frotten July 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm
cant wait till Kroger's buys out market basket-and then you'll see a real saving at the check -outRead More lines!
Whole Foods Market
Brian Utterback June 20, 2014 at 08:10 am
Did you know that Whole Foods actually has basically the same prices for the same items that yourRead More local supermarket has? Their low end items are the same as other supermarkets and their prices for those are competitive with other chains. The difference is that the other brands they carry are high end brands and Organic brands, which makes their average prices much higher. Their prices for those higher brands are competitive with other outlets as well. There is clearly a demand for those brands which is why Whole Foods does so well. Obviously not as much a demand as for regular brands, which is why there is only one Whole Foods every couple of cities rather than one every couple of blocks.
Debra Levesque Sottile July 5, 2014 at 04:26 pm
Can't wait. It is important to us to buy, cook and eat healthy food - even if it costs more. OrganicRead More produce and meats are not only better for your health, they also taste better.
Mike black July 5, 2014 at 06:31 pm
How have people who 'can't wait' survived until now ?
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
J. Walter Swartz June 11, 2014 at 10:56 am
I wish we had a Krispy Kreme in Woodbridge.
Donna Westbrook July 6, 2014 at 11:21 am
I like DD coffee. I don't buy it often but when I do I really enjoy it. It is not their fault aboutRead More the crops. I will still buy their coffee, I love their coffee!
Frank Mulligan July 7, 2014 at 06:44 pm
I love DD coffee. The price goes up. I boycott. I can make my OWN. The price's are to HIGH NOW. BeRead More wise MAKE your OWN.
Patch file photo.
MillicentBroderick June 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@will. Unfortunate coincidence
Carl W June 6, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Do we know that the real spelling is d-o-u-g-h-n-u-t-s ? "Doughnuts!!" Nonetheless, weRead More love'em anyway.
Carole Soule June 7, 2014 at 08:16 am
While I love DD coffee I was hard pressed to choose a free doughnut. The one I did choose made meRead More gag. Cider donuts, made by Chichester Country Store, are the answer.
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