We Are Market Basket

Many causes in this world start small and grow into something big only to dissipate entirely when resolution comes about. We Are Market Basket has become more than just a cause, it has become the embodiment of a culture made up of associates, customers, vendors and concerned citizens all over America. Now that we have successfully helped to save the Company and CEO we love the challenge becomes a new one: how do we cultivate the “We Are Market Basket” way?

It is clear that we are all fully vested in what this company means in the broader scale of our communities but the question is, how do we corral that? We have a voice which is powerful and we have a company which is beneficial for all stakeholders and we feel it is important to see to it that this mix continues to grow and flourish. We have a responsibility to each other to remain a vital part of this company and its culture going forward. Now that the fanfare has faded we can concentrate on business while at the same time being acutely aware of the fact that while our company has not changed, the image of it has been altered forever. It is now a beacon of hope for employees everywhere that their voices matter in the cold, shareholder driven business world. It has a social conscience which places the welcomed responsibility on our shoulders to be good, charitable members within the communities we serve. It includes all of our customers who have showed in unrelenting fashion that they will be heard and that THEY Are Market Basket as much as any associate or vendor.

Our story did not end on August 27th when ATD’s offer was accepted by the Board, it simply moved to a new chapter. Now, rather than being driven by outrage we need to channel our energies and perpetuate what has always been there under the surface but is now out front for all to see. We Are Market Basket and we have only just begun!

So we ask you, what does it mean to you when you say “I Am Market Basket”?

Senator Barry Finegold

We have seen several posts on different pages regarding Senator Barry Finegold and his participation in our fight to save ATD and the company. We can fully understand and we appreciate, probably more than anybody, the desire to protect the grassroots nature of who we are and what we accomplished together. We made history through […]

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Thank you just isn’t enough!!!

Sorry we haven’t posted but you can imagine how busy we have been putting humpty dumpty back together again. We have heard from so many of you that you miss us keeping you up to date and we are truly sorry but there has just been an enormous amount of work to do as you […]

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We Are Market Basket and We Are Back!

Tonight, the resolution we all have been fighting for for so long has come to be. The Board of Directors has approved the sale of the company to the family of Arthur T. Demoulas and we are back in the building starting tomorrow! The entire management team including those fired and those who resigned will […]

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61

The contingency plan announced last night by our brilliant Board members has the company being “saved” by shuttering 61 stores, firing the workforce, crushing vendors and raising the unemployment claims in two states in order to keep Market Basket solvent. These same men who fired ATD, Bill Marsden and Joe Rockwell then brought in F&G are […]

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Great Story from Crystal Hall Pringle

I would like to tell you a story. I am asking that you bare with the length and read on to the end. It has a strong point I am hoping will help. It may not seem it at first so please read on. Several decades ago, in a small New England town a girl […]

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Relax and Unplug

Please do not panic and do not listen to rumors or the media for that matter. Seems like every channel and every publication is reporting something different. We even heard of a post on the save artie T and save MB page from a Kyle DeSousa that it is all over…WRONG!It’s rumors and misinformation that […]

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Tonight’s Cancellation

Tonight’s Board meeting was obviously one we were all looking forward to as we have such high hopes that resolution is near and that we just might be able to resume our lives again. The fact that it has been cancelled has created much anxiety, fear and anger among so many of us stakeholders and […]

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What’s the hold up?

The Governors of both MA and NH announced Friday that a deal was close and they expected the deal to be in writing by Sunday and all associates back to work early next week. ATD’s spokesperson released a statement Friday night stating that all roadblocks had been removed and there was nothing standing in the […]

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Family

A funeral was held today for the mother of two longtime Market Basket associates. While sitting through the profound somberness of the ceremony one couldn’t help but be struck by the power of this family’s love for this woman and share in their sense of loss. Every pew in the church was filled and in […]

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