Mr. Jim Miamis

Mr. Jim Miamis, Executive Vice President, retired this morning after 71 years of service.

71 years…he started in 1945.

Simple words cannot express the sentiments so many of us share towards this man and the influence he has had on us. He set the pace in every way imaginable be it at work or at play. Thousands of associates consider him their mentor and many more consider him their friend. Tough but always fair, he is the epitome of why so many are so loyal to the company.

We wish him nothing but the best that life has to offer as he leaves. We thank him for being an integral part of the foundation on which this company was built and we salute him for the wonderful man he is.

Tonight let’s raise a glass to Jim (Metaxa if you have it) and say yamas!

If you have a story or memory to share, please do so.


The Executive Club

Jim Gooch has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Lands’ End.   It’s a sad statement of the business world today when a person who failed so miserably is rewarded so handsomely. Jim Gooch was co-CEO of Market Basket during the work stoppage and customer boycott of 2014. […]

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Catching Up with The Gooch

After writing about the news of Felicia’s new employment with 99 Stores Only, we thought we’d catch up with her cohort, Jim Gooch. Others may have already uncovered this, but it was news to us (or maybe we’d purged it from our memory) to learn that he’s been on the Board of Directors for Sears […]

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Catching Up with Felicia

I have been impressed by 99 Cents Only’s commitment to delivering value to their customers and appreciate the opportunity to join this organization and find new ways to enhance value for all stakeholders. – Felicia Thornton, November 2015 upon joining 99 Cents Only Stores Alberstons is a great company with strong core fundamentals and tremendous […]

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Mini Documentary at

We have heard countless stories over the past couple of years regarding how we all consider ourselves part of a wonderful family at Market Basket. The caring ways of TA Demoulas have passed not only to his children – Arthur T, Frannie, Glorianne and Caren – they also reside within the DNA of the company. […]

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Joseph Rockwell, VP Grocery Operations Retires

As many of you may already know, Joe Rockwell, VP of Grocery Operations, has retired effective this past Friday. Very few people knew of his plans until the last minute because that is the way Joe wanted to go out, with as little fanfare and attention to him as possible. You may remember Joe as […]

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An Economic Perspective

As we celebrate all that was accomplished last summer by associates, customers and vendors in our victory over greedy shareholders and their unscrupulous, tone deaf board members, we wanted to take a minute and look at a very significant byproduct of our efforts. As has been reported recently, our shoppers pay on average 15.9% less […]

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Set Your DVRs

Set your DVRs Tonight at 7 on WGBH TV channel 2, Tom Trainor and Joe Schmidt will be guests on Greater Boston with Jim Braude. After covering the story extensively during the events of last summer, Jim is circling back to see where things stand a year later. There’s no doubt that Tom and Joe […]

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One Year Later

One Year Later As we approach the one year mark of so many of last summer’s events we will be putting some posts up in a sort of retrospective fashion. There was so much emotion as we worked together to save the company that it will be good to take a look back at some […]

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Food Fight!

We received this email from Jay Childs earlier today: “Good morning we are contacting you to announce the First Official Trailer for the coming documentary film, “Food Fight – Inside the Battle for Market”. The trailer can be viewed at If you’d be willing to post this to the SMB Page and site […]

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