Guest post Dan Desfosses Store Director Tewksbury

“Thank you Dan for telling your story, while you may seem like your story is no different than anyone else each one is truly unique and just solidifies what a great man ATD is and what a great company we work for. Thank you for letting your voice be heard.”

My name is Dan Desfosses, store director Tewksbury Market Basket # 22.
I’ve been hesitant to post anything and its not from the lack of caring or concern I just felt that what can I say that hasn’t already been said. We all have similar stories and mine is no different. I started with Market Basket in 1980 and was hired by Dave Marsden for the grand opening of our Hudson # 33 to be a part time ends person.I, like so many others only thought of Market Basket as just Continue Reading

Guest post, Kent Werner Store Director Billerica

“Thank you Kent for adding your voice through your 41 years of experience to the thousands that know this Board is bad for associates, customers, vendors and the communities we serve.”

My name is Kent Werner. I am proud to say I am manager of store #7 in Billerica, MA. I don’t usually use Facebook, but I felt compelled to write given the events that have taken place since the summer. !

I started working as bagger on September 5th 1972. 41 years later, I’m still here. Through out my proud career, with the guidance of store managers, assistant managers and our headquarters, I was shown that honest and hard work pays off. I was expected to do the best I could and to put the customers first. All of which has been made that much easier under the guidance and direction of Arthur T. Demoulas.!

In my opinion, Arthur T. Demoulas has done a remarkable job running this company, as his father did before him. Under his direction, we as a company have seen incredible growth and beautiful remodels of existing stores. By doing so, we have been able to continue to offer our loyal customers bigger selections while keeping our prices low. Growth had also allowed us to hire many new associates, giving them the opportunity to provide their families with a better life and to guide new associates toward successful careers at Market Basket.!

What other company has a CEO who will stop in the store parking a lot and help a customer load groceries into their car? What other CEO knows your name, your wife’s name and your children’s names and genuinely cares how you and your family are doing? What other CEO spends time in the stores speaking with associates and talking to customers asking how we can serve them better? I know of NONE. Arthur T. Demoulas does it because it’s the right thing to do.!

Arthur T. Demoulas has the knowledge and the passion that it takes to run this company. His record of successful growth, happy associates and happy loyal customers speaks for itself. !
I am proud to say that most of what I have today I have because of Arthur T. Demoulas, this great company he has maintained and my wife, who started with the company herself 39 years ago.I come to work everyday to take care of the customers, who with their continued loyalty, take care of the company. I do this because I am proud to call myself an associate of Market Basket. I also do this because Arthur T. Demoulas and this company have taught me it’s the right thing to do.!

Board of Directors, please let Arthur T. Demoulas continue to lead this company in the positive and successful direction he has been. Under his leadership we as a company will continue to prosper. From the shareholders to the associates to the communities in which we server our loyal customers. !

Leaving Arthur T. Demoulas as CEO is not only in the best interest of all of these things, it it the right thing to do. !

Proud Bagger to Proud Store Manager.!

Kent Werner!

Guest post, Fred Whitton Store Director Billerica

“Well respected by all, Fred Whitton is usually soft spoken but his words here on this post speak volumes. Thank you Fred.”
My name is Fred Whitton and I have been a Market  Basket associate for 42 years, 21 as a store director. After reading the letters of my fellow associates I find my situation to be very similar if not identical to theirs. For this reason I will not chronicle my career path as Continue Reading

Guest Post, Jerry Rourke, Store Director

My name is Jerry Rourke and my story is the same as everyone else who has posted. I started as a sacker in 1975 in Tewksbury #8. I was offered a full time position when Wood St. #19 opened. I had to meetContinue Reading

Guest post, Chris Panogoulias Store Director Nashua

“Chris has been with our Company for 46 years and is our “Patriarch of Store Directors”.  Chris has managed many stores over the span of his career but his proudest moment was being the only Store Director to open the same store twice. Chris opened the original #43 and then the new bigger and expanded #43 this past June. Thank you for speaking out Chris.”

My name is Chris Panagoulias. Forty six years ago in July 1967,I went for an interview at our then headquarters in Chelmsford Ma. I was interviewed and hired by George DeMoulas the brother of T.A. DeMoulas and the father of Arthur S. Little did I know that would be the beginningContinue Reading

Guest post, Dan Riley Store Director Tewksbury

My name is Dan Riley and I am the Store Director of Tewksbury 8. I am proud to say that I have worked for Market Basket for over 25 years. Those of you who know me understand that I am a private person and that my world revolves around my family and my job.

Let me start by saying that I fully support Arthur T Demoulas. Up to this point I have just been in the background as far as social media is concerned. I keep up to date with this website, reading it daily. I went to the rallies in Andover, Waltham and Boston in support of Mr. D. I amContinue Reading

Guest Post, Mark Gouthier, Store Director Burlington

My name is Mark Gouthier and I am the Store Director at Burlington #24.   I started working for this GREAT company when I was 14 years old as a bagger, and 35 years later it shows you what hard work can accomplish.  I know it has taken me a while to write this post, but those of you who know me know that this is not me.  Usually when I say anything it should not be put on paper or evenContinue Reading

Guest post, Greg Packard Store Director Portsmouth

“Greg is another Store Director that has been with the company in excess of forty years and another that learned his craft from the late Vinnie Clancy. Thank you Greg for speaking out and telling your story.”

I am Greg Packard,the store director at Market Basket #56 in Portsmouth ,New Hampshire. I have had the great honor of working for this company for the past forty years.
As many of us were, I was hired on as a part time bagger. I started my job in the Salem # 6 store under the the supervision of Mr. Vin Clancy in 1973 and when the Seabrook # 30 store opened I transferred to that location. To my great pleasure Mr. Clancy was offered the directorship at that store and he took me under his wing. He taught me the value of hard work and encouraged me to set my sights on the management ladder as he believed that I had the abilities and know how to climb it and becomeContinue Reading

Guest post, Joe Angelari Store Director Ashland

“Joe has been an associate of Market Basket for 25 years and is one of our newer Store Directors but Joe has proven his skills in piloting one of our toughest stores, Ashland MA. Joe accepted the challenge to run Ashland and hit the ground running from his first day there. Thank you for standing united with us Joe!”

My name is Joe Angelari, and I am the Store Director in the Ashland store, #46. I have had the honor to work in this great organization for the past 25 years. I started as a part time sacker at the age of 15 in the Methuen store, #10. Like all of our management and supervision, I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top through hard work and determination. A work ethic I was taught by the many great managers I have had the opportunity to work for along the way. A work ethic Continue Reading

Guest Post, Bill Clark Store Director New Bedford

Loyalty & hard work. These are the characteristics that move this company forward. They move people in this company up to better positions and more responsibility. And these are the characteristics displayed by our leadership & Mr. Arthur T. Demoulas himself. These great examples & great qualities should be rewarded & held to tightly. I have trusted Arthur T. Demoulas with my career & my family’s livelihood. He earned that trust from us & continues to demonstrate his personal interest in each of us, our careers, & our families.

I am honored to support him in the continuing fight to better our company, our staff, our service, & our future.

I believe in what Market Basket represents to its employees & its customers, especially as I see the growing impact it’s had on the communities we’ve expanded to in the South Coast & on the Cape. And I believe in the leadership of Arthur T. Demoulas that brought us here. Loyalty & hard work…Arthur T.’s got us here & he has mine.

With the greatest respect,
Bill Clark, Store Director Store #65
21 years of loyalty & hard work