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 being one of the men fired on June 23, 2014 along with ATD. Joe has contacted us and asked us to post a sincere thank you to all of the MB stakeholders for their help and support throughout the nearly five decades of his association with MB. He has received many phone calls and comments on other FB pages and the general theme seems to be that people wanted a chance to say goodbye. Joe asked us to tell you all that he will still be around and in fact has plans to go to every store and warehouse facility over the course of several weeks. So everyone will be able to tell Joe face to face what he means to them and how much they will miss him as well as wish him a happy and healthy retirement that he deserves.

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 www.FoodFightFilm.com. If you’d be willing to post this to the SMB Page and wearemarketbasket.com site […]

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Food Fight

Jay Childs, the film maker working on a documentary about the Market Basket story, was on New Hampshire Public Radio this morning to discuss the project. He answered many questions including why he is looking for funding via Kick Starter. You can read the transcript of the interview here: http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-filmmakers-documentary-chronicle-market-basket-saga His fundraising ends this Saturday […]

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2014

Well that was a heck of a year, wouldn’t you say? When we look back at 2014 it seems safe to say that most of us will see it as one of the most gratifying years of our lives. A battle which started in July of 2013 became a full blown war to save the […]

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Bostonians of the Year!

The Boston Globe Magazine has named the associates of Market Basket their Bostonians of the year. We could not think of a more worthy bunch for this honor and we thank the Globe for recognizing that these men and women are the epitome of integrity and desire. They were brave enough to stand together and […]

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Today’s Boston Globe

Today’s Boston Globe There is an article in today’s Boston Globe regarding the documentary about our story that Jay Childs is working on. See the article here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/12/18/filmmaker-crowd-funding-produce-market-basket-documentary/8hDSPlbRQj5o8jpjoYDX1O/story.html Read about the documentary and contribute here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/323618710/food-fight-inside-the-battle-for-market-basket

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Signed, Sealed and Delivered

We have gotten word that the sale of DeMoulas Supermarkets has been finalized! Arthur T. Demoulas and his sisters now have sole ownership of this great company and we take tremendous pride in saying in our loudest, proudest voice WE ARE MARKET BASKET!    

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