“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”–Edmund Burke

If you haven’t noticed, after a relatively quiet first quarter, things have heated up significantly in the past couple of weeks. Lawsuits have been filed back and forth with ASD and his minions filing a law suit to require Bill Shea and Terry Carleton to appear at board meetings for a quorum even though they have been shut out of all communication with this “independent board”.  Pillsbury Development has filed suit against DSM for breach of contract for negating a deal made in 2011 with the old board.

If these allegations are to be believed, and why wouldn’t we believe them, this laughably independent board has set out on ASD’s agenda of stripping everything of value from our company to line their own pockets. According to these lawsuits the “A” side wants to strip the company of the remaining cash reserves which will force the company to get a line of credit just for operating expenses. Even more damaging then going into debt the “A” side apparently wants to liquidate company assets starting with real estate. This has been their game plan all along, if they are allowed to strip the cash from the business and then sell all of the real estate we will be a company in debt who will be paying rent. These two things are at the heart of our company and how we are able to offer exceptional value while remaining profitable. Cowan, Weiner and Gebaide have no shame but have plenty of the blame for the possible destruction of one of the best run companies in this country.

We, the stakeholders of Market Basket, cannot sit around and wait for this to happen. We must stand ready to act at the first indication that they are stripping cash or selling real estate.

We, as ONE, are Market Basket

Guest post, Keith Pusey

My name is Keith Pusey I am the asst. store manager in Tewksbury 22. I have worked for Market Basket for over 28 years. I, like everyone else, worked my way up the ranks. We have all held different positions in quite a few stores over the years. MY story is just like everyone else, […]

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Another Day, Another Lawsuit

Last week in New Hampshire Superior Court, Pillsbury Realty Development, LLC filed a complaint against DSM for, among other things, breach of contract and are looking for an award for damages of up to $22,500,000. Included in that number is $18,500,000 of DSM real estate holdings in the state of NH and $4,000,000 in professional […]

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Guest Post, Nikoletta Foundas Loyal Customer

I am 100 percent Greek American and I shop weekly at Market Basket in Brockton, which is 10 miles from my home. I am very familiar with just about all of the supermarket chains and Market Basket stands in a class by itself and it has had a tremendous impact on the entire industry. Aside […]

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Carleton and Shea File Suit

Today a complaint was filed by the B Directors, Terry Carleton and Bill Shea, against the Board claiming that “Shea and Carleton have been marginalized, prevented from attending the committee meetings where much of the substantive work is accomplished, denied access to documents and the innumerable consultants the new Board has hired and, generally, deprived […]

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Lies, Secrets and Deceptive Practices

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.”–John F. Kennedy Things have been quiet, everyone received their Christmas bonus, March bonus and profit sharing, so everything is just dandy, right? Wrong. […]

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Guest post, Connie Whittall Loyal Customer

Guest post I think we need to reiterate that the Consumer Reports article needs to be kept first and foremost in everyone’s eyes. This is an amazing accomplishment for the Market Basket personnel and management. A few key points: Market Basket with 71 stores is going up against Publix which has 1080 stores and a […]

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A Video sent from a friend of WAMB

A friend of WAMB sent this to us…very interesting A TED talk I came across this evening. The similarities between how the people acted in this test and the ways ATD (who always had the wealth) and ASD (who just came upon his wealth) differ is quite uncanny. http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_piff_does_money_make_you_mean?utm_medium=on.ted.com-facebook-share&awesm=on.ted.com_b06Hn&utm_content=awesm-bookmarklet&utm_campaign&utm_source=facebook.com

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Guest post, Dan Perkins Dairy Manager Wilmington

Hi, My name is Dan Perkins and I am the Dairy Manager in Wilmington #3. I’ve been with the company since I started in this same store back in May of 1984,and with the exception of a six month hiatus back in 1988 when I thought that installing cable t.v. was my calling in life,i’ve […]

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We must be doing something right

A major consumer watchdog publication has published their annual supermarket ratings and Market Basket moved up a spot from the last time from 7th to 6th. These ratings are based on feedback from their subscribers nationwide and included pricing, cleanliness, service and perishables. Of the 5 “supermarkets” rated higher than Market Basket, only one of […]

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