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 know and, by now, can see.

To our business partners thank you so much for your quick response at last minute on a holiday weekend. Your belief in us and dedication to our business partnership is greatly appreciated by all of us, without you and your resources we would not be able to bounce back as quickly as we have.

To our incredible associates, as we knew you would, you have picked up the ball and ran with it. You have unloaded trucks and restocked the stores in record time. Working overtime and odd hours and doing everything you have been asked to do including working in departments that are not yours. To our warehouse workers, truck drivers and office staff, your sacrifice made this victory possible, you were the “tip of the spear” and you 700 sacrificed it all for the other 24,000. You have all been working round the clock at the offices and warehouses during what would normally be a holiday weekend off for you.

The ultimate THANK YOU however goes to our beloved and loyal customers. You stood with us, brought food and water to the picket lines, carried signs, attended rallies, held your own rally, started a “Customers of MB” group, wrote letters and emails, beeped your horns constantly. However the most important thing that our valued customers did was make the sacrifice to shop the competition and boycott our stores. You essentially shutdown our company for the past 6 weeks and,strange as it sounds, we are eternally grateful. You have taken ownership of this david versus goliath win, you have shown by coming back that you are also taking ownership of our reconstruction, YOU ARE REFUSING TO LET US FAIL!!!! You have no idea how much you have done for us and how much you have inspired us to continue on to win. During this Labor Day we have shown that the little people do count in this country if they will only stand up for what they believe regardless of the odds.

Associates, Customers and Vendors, Together We Are Market Basket and Together We Have Done a Great Thing!!

Please bear with us as we restock and then resupply our distribution centers, we promise to be running on all cylinders as quickly as we can.

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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Guest post, David Gray Eliot, ME Letter to the Editor Seacoast Online

Seacoast Online Aug. 19 — To the Editor: At the intersection of stubborn and stupid streets, we pedestrians get the displeasure of watching the Demoulas family about to crash head-on. Having spent more than 25 years of my life in human resources management, I have never encountered a more bizarre business situation. For the past […]

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“there is nothing that stands in the way of getting this done this weekend”–ATD

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/08/22/demoulas/MwC4vzWVHhW73nva23dvHO/story.html As you can see from the Boston Globe article all stumbling blocks have been removed from the ATD offer to buy the 50.5% of the company and ASD is also no longer involved in financing any part of the deal. The Governors of MA and NH made a statement posted earlier that they were […]

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