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The produce section at the Salem, Mass. Market Basket store is empty this week. Credit: Courtesy
Michael Poulin July 23, 2014 at 11:20 am
Although nobody can beat Market Baskets prices, I shopped at Hannaford. Shaws is way too expensiveRead More and what I fear market Basket will become. I almost never go into a Shaws supermarket because of their extremely high prices.
Ronda Cox July 23, 2014 at 11:32 am
Shopping at Shaw's for now. Good luck MB Employees. Most of us are backing you up. We love MB, too,Read More and don't want it to change
Apljak July 23, 2014 at 11:40 am
We will limit our non-essential purchases and seek local vendors, i.e. farm stands, farmers markets,Read More etc.. Other markets when necessary and in those instances, whatever is convenient as they are all pretty much the same anyway! Many who don't have any connection to DeMoulas Markets can't understand the dynamic of what is happening and have little little faith in the effect that the employees and consumers actions will have on the Board. There was little outcry when this was a family dispute; however, now that the intentions of Artie S to leverage his position with little regard for either the dedicated employees and the career investment that many of them have made or the 70+ communities that have come to rely and trust the brand, I believe that the ATD faithful will prevail. If they didn't act, it was only a matter of time until their workforce and the competitive edge were diminished anyway! Stand strong MB employees and supporters!! Here's to hoping that ATD and his team are restored to there positions sooner than later!
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!!
State Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem) has signed a letter supporting a boycott of Market Basket stores. Credit: Patch file photo
john July 21, 2014 at 03:05 pm
This is a family owned and operated business. Politicians should focus on what they were elected toRead More do. Have you seen the condition of State Road Highland Ave? Priorities please.
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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
Jim Brady July 21, 2014 at 02:47 pm
To hell with the first Boycott them till they bring Arthur T. back.
Derrick Julien July 22, 2014 at 02:50 am
I think market baskets suppliers and vendors have cut them off they do sell gmo foods
jimvmartin@aol.com July 23, 2014 at 07:12 am
Greed and Ego ruining a successful business model. Market Basket my favorite grocery store, I hadRead More to see it with my own eyes. A thriving business, best prices, fresh meat produce and groceries. The store was alive with customers morning, noon and night. The parking lot was empty, the shelves were empty, the isles and cash registers were empty, my refrigerator is empty! I don't want to shop anywhere else. I'm hoping that greed underestimated the power of great employees and customers! That's my take!
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.
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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.
A view of the new building planned for the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina. Credit: Symmes Maini & McKee Associates
john July 16, 2014 at 10:56 am
They have already taken control of all parking spaces near the hotel with the exception of a coupleRead More for the bank. The only parking for all other businesses on the wharf are the one's on Wharf St. The condo owners also have a number of private spaces. The plan is to use the lot on the other side of the bridge, which they also own, for additional parking. In addition they will use the garage for overflow. I attended the last meeting and this is a very bad idea that will hurt all the small businesses on the wharf. They plan on adding a number of function halls and a restaurant in the new hotel. With this new addition along with the existing hotel it is conceivable that the hotels would use every space they have plus city spaces, leaving Pickering Wharf a very difficult place to go to.
Dan Faust July 16, 2014 at 11:04 am
I have been parking in South Harbor for 8 years and there is no extra room forRead More "overflow". All downtown residents that park there will be hurt by this.Its bad enough during snowstorms and Halloween, this will take it over the edge.
roger boulay July 16, 2014 at 07:36 pm
the rocketts don't care ....it's all about the bottom line
UNIQLO is opening at Northshore Mall. Photo credit: Les Masterson.
Pat July 14, 2014 at 07:22 am
How about an AMERICAN clothing store!!!
Kathleen July 15, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Totally agree Pat...just what we need, more cheaply made (using slave labor), yet overpricedRead More Japanese products flooding the U.S.! We deserve it though since our country sold out to China & Japan a long time ago.
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!
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That Girl June 19, 2014 at 08:21 am
Art on the walls would be nice, similar to the Museum Place Mall garage. I agree with Susan thatRead More the garage does look like it has been designed based on a 1980s parking garage. It looks like it should have a mall attached to or near it! As for my gripes, I am probably one of the few commuters that was actually fine with the Salem Station before all of this started. I had little patience with those who were so up in arms that they didn't have a train station with a coffee shop and somewhere in side to sit blah blah blah. I think the challenge with the site was what was found under the parking lot when ground was broken (a wheel house?) and that added some extra challenges.
Ann G. June 19, 2014 at 08:54 am
It's hidious!!
john June 19, 2014 at 09:49 am
I really miss the view of the polluted river and junk yard.
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.
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