The Final Victory of Arthur T Demoulas Market Basket Named #1 Grocery Chain in the US

It's been just over a year since when the end of the Market Basket wars when an employee strike resulted in beloved owner Arthur T Demoulas returning as CEO of the new england chain. Some people might wonder if Arthur T Demoulas was worth it. That question was answered this week: A Prntly exclusive investigation … Continue reading The Final Victory of Arthur T Demoulas Market Basket Named #1 Grocery Chain in the US

Three Cheers for a Boring Trip to Market Basket

Yesterday we were in need of some groceries so I stopped by the Market Basket down the road from my house, bought what I needed, picked up a bargain or two that was on sale and then left. That story would normally not be blog or tweet worthy, but the fact is one year ago … Continue reading Three Cheers for a Boring Trip to Market Basket

The GOP Market Basket surge that might have been

Name a company and we could get them. Except one. We were never able to get a Market Basket employee to jump ship. Arthur (Jay) DiGeronimo Jr. Lorenzo: The saddest thing in life is wasted talent. A Bronx Tale 1993     One year ago at this time the one and only story in New … Continue reading The GOP Market Basket surge that might have been

Arthur T. Demoulas, the Hottest Ticket in Town

"Now now now.... Raquel, RA-quel. Now there's something you have to understand here. It's really simple. Now these are the people that BUY the TICK-ETS. And they've been waiting a LONG time to talk to ya', and you should go right ahead and do that because this is part of the job." Jimmy Stewart as … Continue reading Arthur T. Demoulas, the Hottest Ticket in Town

The Final Victory of Arthur T Demoulas

For 35 days stores like Stop & Shop, Hannafords and Shaws reaped the windfall from the Market Basket Work Action. I wondered during that time if they would take the chance to drop prices to compete in the hopes of keeping these customers even if Arthur T won. I shopped at Hannafords the afternoon a … Continue reading The Final Victory of Arthur T Demoulas

Market Basket Update Store #14 Fitchburg 4:34 PM

What a difference a day makes Yesterday I reported that Market Basket was slowing coming back to normal but today I can report that the adjective slowly doesn't cut it. On thursday at noon the parking lot was still pretty empty When I pulled into the parking lot at just after 4 PM it was … Continue reading Market Basket Update Store #14 Fitchburg 4:34 PM

Market Basket Store #14 Fitchburg 8:10 AM

After a late night and an early Mass I headed down to the closest Market Basket to see what people were saying and to pick up some of the groceries that I've done without for the past month. I hit the parking lot at 8:10 AM and noticed several signs on the wall thanking the … Continue reading Market Basket Store #14 Fitchburg 8:10 AM

Quick Market Basket Victory thoughts

Heard about the Market Basket Deal just a few minutes ago (11:20 PM) and here is what comes to mind.   Tomorrow I have shopping to do. The financing of the deal is going to have to be paid for somehow.  It will likely have to come out of a combination of profits & prices so … Continue reading Quick Market Basket Victory thoughts

A Happy Ending for Market Basket….

It looks like the great Market Basket disaster is about to end: Justine Griffin, spokesperson for Arthur T. Demoulas released the following statement: Having submitted his final bid on Thursday and heard the statement of the governors this evening, Arthur T. Demoulas expects that this purchase can and should be finalized immediately. The bid remains … Continue reading A Happy Ending for Market Basket….

Meanwhile back at Market Basket…

...things continue to crash and burn in a figurative sense: A Boston fish company and one of the biggest seafood suppliers to Market Basket cut ties with the supermarket chain Monday. The fish company's chief executive cited "one strategic blunder after another" as the reason and said the move would continue until former corporate employees … Continue reading Meanwhile back at Market Basket…

Say goodbye to 20,000 Market Basket Jobs

I can't say I'm surprised by this development: NEW BEDFORD – Part timers at the New Bedford Market Basket left work en masse today, taking with them their last paycheck and a slip of paper with a number for the state unemployment office. “It’s like a funeral in here,” said store director Bill Clark, who … Continue reading Say goodbye to 20,000 Market Basket Jobs

Hannaford’s Golden Age, courtesy of Arthur S. Demoulas

Randolph Duke: Exactly why do you think the price of pork bellies is going to keep going down, William? Billy Ray Valentine: Okay, pork belly prices have been dropping all morning, which means that everybody is waiting for it to hit rock bottom, so they can buy low. Which means that the people who own … Continue reading Hannaford’s Golden Age, courtesy of Arthur S. Demoulas

The Market Basket Board of Duck Dodge & Hide

The Market Basket Board has given it's answer to today's protests, their plan?   stall Consistent with its fiduciary obligations, the Board will evaluate and seriously consider this proposal, along with any other offers previously received and to be received. Following its evaluation of all of the offers, it will convey its recommendations to the Company’s … Continue reading The Market Basket Board of Duck Dodge & Hide

Market Basket Tewksbury MA 12:28 PM

Today the latest chapter a unique labor dispute  played out in the parking lot Market Basket store 8 in Tewksbury where 3000+ workers, managers customers and well wishers turned out to express their support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas in his bid regain control of the company that he has run for years. Workers with … Continue reading Market Basket Tewksbury MA 12:28 PM

Market Basket Update, Video & Interviews Wednesday

On Wednesday I stopped by Market Basket on Water Street in Fitchburg. There was a large group of off duty associates lining the area asking customers to avoid the store for the week. By the look of the Parking Lot that request was being honored. There were very few cars and the store itself was … Continue reading Market Basket Update, Video & Interviews Wednesday