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Shelves are bare in all Market Basket stores. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News.
Bob July 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
I would be surprised. This has become a very personal battle for Arthur S, IMHO. His family wasRead More scammed out of millions and he is looking for revenge. That is a dangerous emotion to bring into business dealings! I hope they figure it out in the best interest of the employees and customers but I can see this imploding.
Dupper617 July 24, 2014 at 01:37 pm
I understand the want for higher profits. Market Basket only made 5% profit on 4 billion dollarsRead More worth of sales and then added their 4% discount this year. Artie T has been reducing the profit so he would have an opportunity to buy it. Artie S is only doing what every other business does. Make money and succeed. There isn't going to be any happy ending for anyone in these stories.
joseph mcgruff July 24, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Dupper you do understand that 4% off a register receipt is NO where near 5% profit of 4 BillionRead More right? MB netted 5 Billion in 2013..but anywasy... 5% of 4 or 5 Billion is $200-250 MILION!!!! That is insane(ly awesome) for a grocery store! If I buy a box of cereal at wholsesale for $1, sell it for $4, then knock off 4% (roughly 16 cents) I am still taking in $2.84. The 4% discount is not only a drop in the bucket to MB, a thank you to customers, it was ultimately Arthur S' decision since he has control of the board, not Arthur T's! Ha good try though. I goto Donelan's in the meantime...
The Westford Market Basket at Cornerstone Plaza. File photo.
Steve Cavanagh July 23, 2014 at 03:24 pm
It sounds like the Arthur S side of the family wants to cash out. Kroger might be a good fit, asRead More they have no presence in the NE. But, they have a large corporate headquarters, uses "big company" software tools and methods. They have outsourced transportation to third party private fleets, and some warehouses. No wonder the employees aren't interested.
Chris Daley July 24, 2014 at 09:22 am
No boycott here; I shop less crowded more parking. Other stores have merged, been bought out.Read More Pheasant Lane Mall/ DW Hwy district has everything I need. You work for an employer not a union. There's too many more important matters to deal with than food shopping.
Andrea July 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm
On the one hand it is great to see such employee loyalty, on the other hand, I wonder if it isRead More causing harm to a) the employees who may be missing a paycheck b) the senior citizens, where does the senior van take the seniors now? are they spending more on getting groceries? and c) the strikers moral high ground, i.e: all the wasted food they threw away at the warehouse. It could have been donated, lots of poor families need help
Thousands of supporters turned out for Monday morning's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Courtesy Photo
Laura Kean Anes July 22, 2014 at 11:47 am
if you want more details about the story read here: http://gloucesterclam.com/
Bob July 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Laura, that is about what I have been hearing!
Brian F Hickman July 22, 2014 at 07:57 pm
The thousands of people who showed up in protest are hard working employees and customers who wereRead More treated with honor and respect by Arthur. When employees were down, he picked them up and would treat his customers like he did his employees. Did not know the man, but from listening to interviews of employees old and young, he sounds like an "AWSOME" leader!! Good luck to all!!
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Michael Quinlan July 21, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Let's thankl fracking for making the US less dependent on foreign oil!
Matt July 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Yes thanks to fracking gas is down a whole 5 cents and there are earth quakes in states that neverRead More had them before. Yay fracking.
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
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!
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Paul Bishop July 16, 2014 at 04:42 pm
What we have is the TRUTH, Rob, of events that happened nearly ten years ago now.. and some moronRead More shill (you) claiming without any sort of basis that the reality is otherwise. Please Rob, explain YOUR iron in this fire? You have NONE of the facts, yet you feel okay in implying I am being dishonest. I am NOT the only person Fidelity has done similar things to. So tell us, Rob, What is your purpose in claiming what happened is anything but the fact?
Rob C July 16, 2014 at 04:58 pm
Again, I just have your say as to the situation. From the sounds of it a competent attorney wouldRead More have won your case or the AG's office would have done it for free. Since neither of those happened and you appear to be so sure that you should have won, then I have to doubt your story. The internet is full of disgruntled ex employees that will say anything to put down a past employer. For all I know you could be one of those that recently had a job sent to another state and you didn't want to move so you are now out of work. Enjoy your campaign to put down your former employer.
Paul Bishop July 16, 2014 at 11:35 pm
You sir are an ass. You haven't the first idea of the situation, nor do you have the first idea ofRead More employment law as pertains to the situation. All you have is what appears to be a need to whine, when all I did was relate the facts of the events. I unfortunately had to live them, and the reality is that the public at large (SocSec) has to foot the bill. There is no disputing I am disabled, nor is there any dispute that I became disabled while employed by Fidelity, by a disability which was covered under my policy. Unfortunately, I discovered that if an employer is willing to act in this way, they actually can (and unfortunately DID) throw me to the wolves. Why this is such a problem for you to grasp is beyond comprehension.
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!
Katy Perry at the Staples “Make Roar Happen” press conference June 12 at NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles. Staples donated $1 million dollars to DonorsChoose.org to support classroom projects. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Staples
Joe Viglione June 13, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Who is Katy Perry? Is she a soccer player?
Joe Viglione June 13, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Thanks, Susan, I was being facetious because I've never heard her sing, that I know of and thinkRead More most of us could care less. Why can't today's generation come up with a new Beatles? Oh, that's right, they would have to know how to sing and compose and produce great music and shape a good image!
Hans van Lingen June 13, 2014 at 11:16 am
I thought whole foods only sold meat that was treated humanely and sung lullabies until they getRead More chopped into little pieces and eaten?
Gretchen Robinson June 13, 2014 at 01:11 pm
this happens because of the disgusting things that are fed to cows these days as 'feed'--if you feedRead More animals the remaining byproducts after taking the meat, what do you expect? you don't feed cows the ground up bone of their own kind!!! That's just common sense!
Gretchen Robinson June 13, 2014 at 01:15 pm
a cursory look led me to this:Read More http://www.intellihub.com/cows-eat-what-6-surprising-things-fed-to-us-cows/ I've long heard that feed cows get fed the feces laden litter from the bottom of the cages. That's disgusting. If "you are what you eat, includes humans, second hand, then we're messed up. This is almost as bad as the 'pink slime' ground beef scandal.
Amtrak plans to launch high-speed Wi-Fi service that will allow streaming media and downloading large files. Patch File Photo
Matt June 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm
The train travels at 150 mph. How much scenery do you think you will be able to enjoy at that speed?
Jack DeFina June 13, 2014 at 10:34 am
It's the Wi-Fi that's high-speed, not the trains. Apart from the Acela, that is. I ride theRead More corridor and elsewhere fairly frequently, and there is a lot to see - scenery, architecture, infrastructure, people living their lives, and the railroad. Sorry, but I find that more interesting than pixels on a screen.
MikeA June 13, 2014 at 10:48 am
The headline is extremely misleading. It should say "Amtrak wants to test high speed WiFi onRead More ten miles or track". It the train is going 150mph, that would be four minutes of high speed WiFi. LOL, I can see train riders getting enthused about the fast internet service on the train and then complaining for the rest of the trip that WiFi is broken. Haven't the airlines already figured this out? It's past the time to sell money-losing Amtrak.
The unveiling of Princeton Westford on June 10, 2014. Credit: Tony Schinella
Chris Daley June 11, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Some are affordable? To whom Warren Buffet or Santa Claus? Real estate in this town is like for theRead More uppish class mistaken for an upper class. Business / town gov't is so far detached from reality and the nature around it-or what's left of it.
East/West June 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm
20% of the units are required by law to be affordable under Chapter 40B. But since these are rentalRead More units, the town gets to count all the units as "affordable" towards 40B's goal of having each town have at least 10% of its living units affordable.
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.
Credit: Panera Bread
mulderjoe June 4, 2014 at 04:00 pm
I miss Krispy Kreme. Just sayin'.
Derek Duchemin June 5, 2014 at 09:15 am
For the most part I think its a good idea, I can see where there would be some flaws but mostly itsRead More a good idea.
hammergjh June 6, 2014 at 11:58 am
I couldn't care less. I rarely eat at restaurants that are publicly traded. Why eat food conceivedRead More by bean-counters?
Happy.
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?
The Wolverine Packing Company, which recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef possibility contaminated with E. coli. Credit: Wolverine Packing Company
Carol Ann May 20, 2014 at 11:54 am
Glad i dont eat beef anymore.
MamaFitzy May 20, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Telling us restaurants would be helpful!
Patricia DpTro May 21, 2014 at 06:07 am
Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals.Read More Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea. But a few particularly nasty strains, such as E. coli O157:H7, can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. You may be exposed to E. coli from contaminated water or food — especially raw vegetables and undercooked ground beef. Healthy adults usually recover from infection with E. coli O157:H7 within a week, but young children and older adults can develop a life-threatening form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
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