Hi my name is Kyle Charron, I am a front end manager for store 46 Ashland. I’ve been with the company for 6yrs in this upcoming March. I’ve been successful thanks to all of the associates that are within our company. I have a wife, 4 young boys, and a House that I purchased last year and this is all made possible by our company and CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and for that I am grateful.
Our company has dominated the industry in the last decade, our competition has closed stores and downsized their personal. Our company was planning on opening 2-3 stores last year, supplying community’s with Market Basket’s “more for your dollar” awesome shopping experience, creating jobs within those community’s and continuing down that path until July of 2013. I just want to thank the “A” shareholders and the board for their incompetence to take the bull by the horns and allow our CEO to lead our company to continue on our journey to be the leaders in the industry. This is all for what, personal gain instead of greatness! This is a industry you know nothing about nor had anything to do with for the last some odd years. Oh yeah don’t forget the greed you have endured upon all of us!
Thank you Mr. A.T. DeMoulas for all you have done, we all back you 100% and will never give up on our company! We are a T.E.A.M. (together everyone achieves more)!
My name is Charlotte Jackman. When I moved to Massachuttes in Dec. of 1995 I was a single parent of a 4 year old special need’s child. I stayed with my parent’s until I got back on my feet. My mother told me to go to Market Basket and apply for a job because they were hiring and my parent’s loved the store. So I went and applied at Middleton Market Basket and spoke to then Store Manager Ron Lambert. He hired me full time for HBC because the girl doing it was leaving. I immediately started the job a couple of day’s later. I worked there for 8 years and met my husband who was a truck driver delivering the water to our store at that time. I moved to New Hampshire because he lived in Manchester at the time. I then went to store #13 for 2 yr’s and then we rented a house in Londenderry so i transfered to Londenderry and was there for 7 yr’s. I too had the oppurtunity to have the privilage to open the new Londonderry store. My husband and I bought a house in Pembroke N.H but i was still in Londonderry. I didn’t mind the drive because I liked were I was. When I learned they were going to open up a store in Hooksett N.H. I jumped for that chance cause it brought me closer to home. I then had another oppertunity to open another new store. I love where I’m at. I have to say in all four store’s that i have been at I have met wonderful people. From associates to managment. I have lway’s been treated with utmost respect. Mr. Rockwell, when he visit’s the store alway’s takes time to come to find me to say hello and ask how I am doing. Mr Foucher also did the same. I never met Mr. A.T. Demoulas until our last rally we had. I went to him and said out of 19 yr’s of being with Market Basket I felt that I needed to meet him. He said “That’s a long time”. Then he asked my name and what store I worked at. He said he needs to come up this way more often and thanked me. Thank Me? I should thank him for everything that he’s done for not only me but the company. In my almost 20 yr’s. being with the company, I am grateful for all of Management I worked with for all the thing’s that has and are going on in my life. They all have been very understanding and all are willing to work with me. My health is not one of the greatest right now. I suffer from heart diesese, M.S., diabetese and nurapathy. I have a lot of doctor appt’s and they all have worked with me so i can go. I still work full time and will alway’s give my 1,000 percent into a great company as this one. I love the customer’s that i have met in the past and the present. I have met a lot of great people. Thank -you Mr. A.T. Demoulas for making such a great enviroment for myself and others. And thank -you Market Basket, my family for being there for me. Would’nt want it any other way or have it any other way.
My name is Dan Gill. I am the Assistant Store Manager Store # 3 Wilmington Ma. I, like 95% of my fellow managers and associates did not start in this company as a manager or supervisor or CEO. I’m not sure I know anybody who has. I was hired as a sacker in the old Chelmsford Store where I started not just bagging groceries, but cleaning floors, washing windows, Continue Reading
“Thank you for speaking out Roger, the quote from John Quincy Adams is certainly appropriate and we hope your voice inspires others to lend their voice to this fight.”
My name is Roger Breakey I am the Store Director in Milford N.H. # 57 and I have been with OUR company for 40 years.
I was hired as a sacker. Back then on your first day there was no training to bag groceries just go get carriages. Well I did that for three hours in a snowstorm. I went home and told my Father I am doneContinue Reading
Hello, my name is Sean Morse, I am currently an assistant store manager of our Londonderry store #42 and have been an employee 26 years. I like all of you who have posted am very proud to be an associate of such a great company. I like you all, have stories about this company that have shaped myself as a person as well as the great quality of life it affords me. As proud as I am of it I’m not writing to share, but to protect what we have all worked so hard for.
The formula for this company to succeedContinue Reading
“Thank you for speaking out Ethan, there is no such thing in our company as ‘just a ____’. We all started at the bottom and worked our way up. That is one of the wonderful things about our company, the people giving you direction have been there and have done that. It is a huge part of our culture and what makes every associate special.”
I’m just a Grocery Clerk, but I’ve been with the company for almost 9 years starting when I was 14. My brothers worked for the company and got me a job there, and at first that’s all it was to me. A job. It wasn’t till years later that I realized that Market Basket had changed me.
Market Basket taught me what it was to be responsible, how to respect others, and work hard. When people say we have a culture that is unmatched, they mean it. Our managers and supervisors are the greatest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, even if some of them and I don’t always get along. Numerous times, I’ve had customers tell me that they love our stores because they come in and see people who are smiling and jovial. People need that, and without Artie T., it’s not something I think will last.
This store has saved me on more than one occasion. When I was struggling with my own thoughts and emotions, I knew I could turn to the friends and family I had at my Warner Market Basket and things would be ok. I’ve watched this group since the beginning, and finally am now getting the courage to speak up. I want Market Basket to stay opened, and will do whatever I need to to help out. Artie doesn’t know me, but he’s helped me more than he knows.
I’ve been out of MB for over four years now. Since then, I’ve worked for a few other companies. Subsequently, I’ve had the opportunity to experience what it’s like working for companies not named Market Basket and different CEO’s as well. I might be only 29, but throughout my firsthand and secondhand experiences, I honestly have never seen a company exhibit such a successful business model whole optimizing customer service to its fullest. It starts from the CEO and flows all the way down to the newest sacker. This company is all about its customers and always will be. That’s its focal point.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Arthur T Demoulas, but I am in complete awe of what he’s accomplished. Can anyone off the top of their head name a company who has a CEO that provides job security, great benefits, generous, (very generous) salaries, internal promotions only, expands and builds new stores every year which helps out the economy by creating jobs, and to top it all off, gives customers a discount on their already low prices for a whole year?!
That’s right, I didn’t think so.
Being a grad student, I’ve studied numerous companies across the world that try to implement a successful business strategy. I have yet to find one company that measures up to Market Basket and its CEO, Mr. Demoulas. I can’t tell you how hard it is for a company to try and reach the success that Mr. Demoulas and the rest of the company has achieved.
My message to the BOD is this: In a world that is filled with so much wrong, corruption, hate, and conflict, please don’t change one of the few good things going in today’s world. Mr. Demoulas has created an empire that epitomizes success. From customers to employees, there are literally tens of thousands of people that are thriving because of this company. To the selected few individuals who want to make a change you need to ask yourself, “Do you really want to make a decision that will affect tens of thousands of people from employees, to families, to customers, and even to kids, in the New England Area just so you can add a little bit more green to your wallet?” If you want more green, then go buy some limes or cucumbers. I hear MB has a great produce!
All jokes asisde. Please, if it’s not broke, why fix it? Because once you break it, it’s so hard to restore what you once had. Sometimes you don’t realize what you had until its gone. I truly hope that you never let it get to that point.
Thank you Mr. Demoulas for everything you have done. In my eyes and I’m sure many more as well, you’re the standard as to how a CEO, a leader, and a man should be and to how a company should be run.
Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s working!
10 Years of Service
Assistant Front End Manager, Store #48
At yesterday’s management meeting we all found that our bonuses were waiting for us and we were also treated to some of the facts regarding the much talked about Goldman Sachs fiasco which resulted in the $46 million loss in the Profit Sharing Plan. Before the meeting we all had a basic outline of what happened: the plan lost all that money in the financial collapse of ’08; Arthur T made sure that the participants of the plan were made whole by taking $46m from the profits and putting it back into the plan; Arthur S threw a tantrum about losing some pocket change; Trustees of the plan, William Marsden and Harold Sullivan were fired as a result by the new Board of Directors. Somewhere in the midst of all that a suit was filed against Goldman Sachs looking to recover the funds. Continue Reading
In reading all of the testimonials that have been posted by associates, customers and other supporters over the past few months, the stories all sound very much the same and they all center around our boss Arthur T. Demoulas. It is very clear, even to those that aren’t associated with our company, how dedicated we all are to the boss. In fact, the only people that don’t seem to get it are the “A” and “A/B” directors. It is crystal clear that ATD has built much more than just the leading supermarket chain in New England, he has also, without realizing it, built an army of loyal and dedicated followers. It is also crystal clear that this “army” would follow ATD into the unknown if he asked because they are all aware that the unknown with ATD in charge is a much better place than the known with someone else calling the shots. Continue Reading
“Mark has been associated with our company for 39 years and the manager of Leominster for the past 8 years. Mark this past fall managed his store through a major renovation adding 10,000 square feet including a kitchen and cafe. Leominster #16 is essentially a brand new store. It’s not easy to stay open and take care of your customers when going through such a renovation but Mark and his team did it without a problem.”
My name is Mark Scamman and I am in my 39th year with Market Basket. I am a Store Director of the newly remodeled Leominster Store #16. There is not much I can say that has not been said by many associates on this website. Much of what I have and become today is Continue Reading