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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
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
Susan James July 21, 2014 at 03:52 pm
I was there yesterday, unaware really as to what was going on. I wont be back until this is settledRead More in Arthur T's favor. Interesting story though.
sunshine July 21, 2014 at 08:33 pm
You have to ask yourself two questions: A lot of these employees do not know all the details of theRead More family feud and that's okay. Heck many of them were not even born yet! Why would so many people stand beside one man if he was not all they say he is? The next question is: These people are refusing to work for Arthur S. There must be a reason they are willing to lose their jobs rather than work under him? WHY! Stand strong employees and customers!
Jack July 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm
Stopped at Shaws today….. first time in years.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Mary Ann Pavone-Smith July 21, 2014 at 08:30 pm
The employees not only have the right to do this, they are doing it and very proud of them. They areRead More not only exercising their right to free speech but also showing their loyalty to a man whom they highly respected and admired. That kind of loyalty is hard to come by nowadays. So If you can't understand why people would place their livelyhoods on the line for someone then I'm sorry for you. If I owned my own company I would hire every single one of these people who are putting their jobs on the line for a man who took great care of them. That kind of love for a boss, his employees, and his customers is obsolete today. I respect his integrity and the integrity of the workers. Nowadays we are only numbers collecting paychecks and we are dispensable. This man saw his employees as human beings not as human doings. I pray he gets reinstated. When did everyone become so disconnected and hard hearted? They have every right to do what they are doing and I hope they succeed. God bless Arthur and all the people standing up for his reinstatement!
Mary Ann Pavone-Smith July 21, 2014 at 08:35 pm
P.S. Shame on them for firing 7 loyal employees who have worked there for a collective total of 280Read More years. Shame on you MB. SHAME ON YOU!
dubilpie July 21, 2014 at 08:50 pm
I respect that they are exercising their right to free speech, but they claim to care about theirRead More customers and they are hurting them and the very company paying them. When I as a customer walk into a MB and am told by the employees I should be boycotting the store, that to me is starting to border on harassment. I still stand by my comment, if these people worked for me, I would fire any and all who hinder my business. I applaud any that feel it is worth the risk of losing their job, but don't complain about losing it when it happens. I run my own company, and if any employees of mine did all this because they didn't approve of any of my business decisions, they would be shown the door. No one is irreplaceable especially in this economy. My business, my rules. I would be willing to hear them out and they just might change my mind, but if not and they hindered my business and my customers comfort, they would be fired in a heart beat. From what I saw at MB this afternoon, people are starting to get fed up with this nonsense. The prices at MB aren't as good as they used to be, so if the company gets sold, life will go on. Personally I didn't like to shop at other supermarkets that had unions because I am not a big believer in unions anymore, but it seems like some MB employees are acting like union thugs anyway.
Holes where produce should be in this New Hampshire Market Basket. Photo Credit: Tony Schinella
William Duffy July 21, 2014 at 11:50 am
Someone needs to explain, to me, what has changed at MB since Arthur T was fired. We shop everyRead More week and nothing has changed except the employees shutting down 96% of the deliveries.
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.
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!
Kevin Kervick July 1, 2014 at 07:33 am
Let's hope they do not forget their friends in New Hampshire and where they came from.
Old Pizza July 2, 2014 at 11:29 am
Natives don't buy booze in Tennessee. They make their own.
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.
Credit: Justin Calabrese
Wzzzrd June 4, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Every hear of amazon.com? Caldor's wouldn't stand a chance online. Sentimentality does not aRead More business plan make.
Bob Tosi Jr. June 4, 2014 at 09:14 pm
Stores like Caldor, Zayre and Bradlees (where I worked in HS) provided lower cost options forRead More families to make ends meet. On line not the same as other retail stores have filled in for this need.
JohnnyMass June 5, 2014 at 08:10 am
Let's bring back Service Merchandise, Ann & Hope, and Lechmere Sales, too! We need more minimumRead More wage jobs without health insurance coverage.
Whole Foods Market photo.
Celia Brown June 2, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Great! AWESOME!!!! no tattoo parlor, no dunkin deernuts, good to have Whole Foods in Windh**... ohRead More sh** it's going in Nashua. Oh well
aleraike June 3, 2014 at 09:24 am
Hopefully more stores will follow along with Trader Joe's and Wegman's.
Kacey Lynn June 3, 2014 at 07:10 pm
Concord would have been a far better choice for so many reasons. Jus sayin...
Craft Beer. Patch file photo.
Carla May 30, 2014 at 06:58 am
I get it... folks from MA come here to purchase too. Right on the MA line. So I also take thatRead More into consideration. It's all relative. ... my relatives are just drunks!! LOL
Sayona May 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm
No Marc has it right- sales should not determine consumption stats- when I lived in MA, evenRead More NY---always would do the trip to NH to load up. Those who smoked did the same thing for cigs. For all the number crunchers really know, everyone in New Hampshire could be all Carry Nations running around with axes, trying to stop those crazed Rhode Islanders from road tripping through our state.
Jim May 30, 2014 at 08:16 pm
So the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse pretty much doesn't know what their data really is allRead More about. 'Nuf said.
Andie May 21, 2014 at 07:48 am
Oh Pleasee. Back when we grew up this would of never been a big deal. Now it's news?? No wonder weRead More have so many sensitive kids these days. Parents being outraged over a box with teeth. Let the kids decide if they like it. I bet their opinions are different. Stop telling them that it's scary and they won't think so.
mAggressor May 21, 2014 at 09:08 am
Looks like a front-loading washing machine.
paul May 21, 2014 at 10:39 am
I wonder how SpongeBob feels about this?
Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee.
Sam Brooklyn May 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Does anyone know which are the participating DD's in the Seacoast?
David Horn May 21, 2014 at 10:47 am
Boycott Dunkin' Donuts this Wednesday! I wouldn't give a nickel to Boston's Children's Hospital orRead More any of its affiliates. Shame on Dunkin' Donuts for raising money on their behalf. Two words, Justina Pelletier! The 15-year-old (now 16-year-old) girl who was kidnapped from her loving parents arms to serve as a guinea pig for research ongoing at BCH in the area of somatoform disorder, a condition that she doesn't have!!! Held by the Nazis at DCF for over a year, allowed only one hour supervised visits once per week with her parents, because a doctor at BCH disagreed with her primary physician at Tufts medical who said she has mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder which by the way her sister already has. She was being treated for mitochondrial disease and was doing well. Since being in the states care her health has deteriorated because she's no longer allowed access to the drugs that save her life. This six-month out of residency doctor decided it was all in her head which is basically what somatoform disorder is (you think you are sick so you make yourself sick). Some believe that this has been ongoing with many children for some time as there are several doctors performing their dissertation on, wait for it... somatoform disorder they are working at, wait for it... Boston Children's Hospital. She was finally released to her home state of Connecticut last week. Still hasn't been returned to her parents. hopefully that will happen soon now that she is back in Connecticut where she belongs. Don't believe me, look this case up. Google, Justina Pelletier. I hope Boston Children's Hospital is sued, close their doors and never ever is allowed to treat children again!!!
Wicked Strong. Courtesy: brisnet.com.
deb of see-attleboro May 2, 2014 at 03:02 pm
I have found my odds are much better to help those in need if I write my checks directly to charity.
J. Parker May 3, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Never can tell....But it would be nice. However, putting a couple of dollars on him won't hurtRead More anyone's pocketbook and WILL help the injured.
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