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Shelves are bare in all Market Basket stores. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News.
Bob July 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
I would be surprised. This has become a very personal battle for Arthur S, IMHO. His family wasRead More scammed out of millions and he is looking for revenge. That is a dangerous emotion to bring into business dealings! I hope they figure it out in the best interest of the employees and customers but I can see this imploding.
Dupper617 July 24, 2014 at 01:37 pm
I understand the want for higher profits. Market Basket only made 5% profit on 4 billion dollarsRead More worth of sales and then added their 4% discount this year. Artie T has been reducing the profit so he would have an opportunity to buy it. Artie S is only doing what every other business does. Make money and succeed. There isn't going to be any happy ending for anyone in these stories.
joseph mcgruff July 24, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Dupper you do understand that 4% off a register receipt is NO where near 5% profit of 4 BillionRead More right? MB netted 5 Billion in 2013..but anywasy... 5% of 4 or 5 Billion is $200-250 MILION!!!! That is insane(ly awesome) for a grocery store! If I buy a box of cereal at wholsesale for $1, sell it for $4, then knock off 4% (roughly 16 cents) I am still taking in $2.84. The 4% discount is not only a drop in the bucket to MB, a thank you to customers, it was ultimately Arthur S' decision since he has control of the board, not Arthur T's! Ha good try though. I goto Donelan's in the meantime...
Medical marijuana activists deliver grievances to Gov. Maggie Hassan on July 23, 2014. Credit: Tony Schinella
Stephen Chen July 24, 2014 at 08:18 am
Get to destination "B" is always easy without planning with everything we do in life. TheRead More law alone does not get us there. It is implementation, execution and follow up ensure procedure put in place works properly to our expectation, that, will get us to destination "B". have a Bud Light for now!!:)
Mike Parent July 24, 2014 at 08:26 am
Yet we still hawk alcohol on our highways as if it's a good thing. The prohibitionist interests areRead More hell bent on keeping MJ unavailable.
Chris Silk July 24, 2014 at 08:30 am
We need to do what the majority of the state wants, make marijuana legal for personal use, forRead More people over the age of 21. The facts are out and only people without the internet don’t know marijuana is good for the human body (That is why our brains have cannabinoid receptors). For an adult consuming the plant they would need to consume over 1000lbs of cannabis to die from it. The only way you will get hurt from using marijuana is if the NH State Police kill or kidnap you because you like to smoke or eat a plant. At the very least we need to allow the sick to grow their own marijuana to make their lives comfortable. Stop living in the very much so ignorant past. Legalize Cannabis.
The produce section at the Salem, Mass. Market Basket store is empty this week. Credit: Courtesy
Tom Alciere July 24, 2014 at 11:05 am
I've been telling the store managers to offer jobs to the MB workers because I can attest that theseRead More are good, helpful workers.
Brandon K July 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm
I went to MB every so often, now only the Walpole Walmart. It's brand new, clean, and in expensive!
R. Scott White July 24, 2014 at 01:54 pm
This week instead of going to MB I went to four places: Target, Cumberland Farms, Trader Joe's, andRead More Hannaford. That's what you have to do to find the lower prices that Market Basket offers all by itself. Wondering if it was worth the gas.
Police are asking for help in solving the disappearance case. Credit: NH AG Office
Old Pizza July 23, 2014 at 01:15 pm
"Clues"??? What clues?
steve forte July 23, 2014 at 05:13 pm
Clues"??? What clues? Its a game now.
Jason Dubrow July 24, 2014 at 09:22 am
Taxpayers deserve some answers. How many millions were spent looking for her? Of she just wentRead More into hiding for "family problems" the family should reimburse taxpayers.
One of the products recalled. Photo credit: FDA
Andrew Townsend July 22, 2014 at 06:07 pm
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Andrew Townsend July 22, 2014 at 06:09 pm
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File photo.
JPF 2361 July 24, 2014 at 07:07 am
Baseless Anger??? My providing my point of view has nothing to do with Anger stevie. Your childishRead More response sure does say a lot about your character though. Just more of the same from stevie and his Left Wing Nut Job Playbook. I digress, aren't you late for your appointment at the Welfare Office ??
Stephen D. Clark July 24, 2014 at 07:15 am
You post like a nut quite frequently, and there's absolutely no need for it. You could just calmRead More down and then I'd have a lot less to say.
wm as it is. July 24, 2014 at 11:26 am
personally i don't get this survey none of what they claim checks out we still rank much higher inRead More every thing they mentioned and much higher in grades, liberal trash!.
Chris12 July 23, 2014 at 11:37 am
I became a blood donor by accident. I was called for jury duty last year. As you know you have toRead More sit around and wait for your name to be called for a trial. While we were all waiting the jury attendant entered the room and announced that the mobile blood center just arrived. He said, " If you donate we will look very favorable upon you." I bolted out of my chair, ran down 4 flights of stairs , and got in line. My thinking was anything is better than sitting around another day waiting to be called for a trial. I was amazed at how fast and easy it was to donate blood. AND the jury attendant released me from jury duty for the next 3 years!! I've been donating blood every two months since that wonderful day I was released from jury duty...
Gretchen Robinson July 23, 2014 at 01:11 pm
great story!!
Leave RI July 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Be wary. Some of these places give to inmates. The reason I took myself off the donors list.
An aerial view of Monday's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Photo Credit: Parker Harrington
Ski beach family July 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Our family will be supporting the employees and will boycott Market Basket until Arthur T and theRead More fired managers are reinstated. Hopefully more people will stand up to this corporate greed and join in boycott
steve forte July 23, 2014 at 06:16 am
I went there yesterday. I wasn't going to , then I thought about it and realized there are stillRead More folks working there who need to earn a living.
mark patterson July 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm
I have a plan. Why can't Arthur T. and some of his closest allies open their own stores? There is aRead More vacant bldg.in Redstone Plaza (Stoneham) that was formerly a Shaws. Start there and continue until the "Arthurs Market" puts artie s. and his crew out of business! Current employees would jump on-board by the hundreds! I know I would invest in a company with a leader like Arthur T.
Jose Alberto Miranda. U.S. Marshals photo.
JPF 2361 July 22, 2014 at 09:06 am
WHY WAS HE FREE TO ROAM THE STREETS !!!!
JPF 2361 July 22, 2014 at 12:59 pm
A gun toting Drug Dealer shouldn't have been categorized as a LOW LEVEL RISK !! Just another pissRead More poor decision from our Liberal Lawmakers !!!
Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts with President Barack Obama. Credit: U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter
Jim July 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Why is this called the NASHUA Patch? It's almost impossible to find any REAL Nashua news. WhenRead More will NashuaPatch get back to serving its purpose?
wm as it is. July 22, 2014 at 08:51 am
thankyou ryan
Scott Brown speaks with veterans at The Barley House Restaurant in Concord on July 21, 2014. Credit: Tony Schinella
Buckaroo Banzai July 22, 2014 at 08:17 am
Thanks for your service Fred, I think your post is a little harsh... I do think the "AirRead More Force" dig was pretty funny.I wonder what you think of National Guard Lawyers?
Kevin O'Brien July 22, 2014 at 08:28 am
Not to knock the veterans at that table, but Scott Brown loves to pander to his own age group.Read More Maybe start talking to the new generation of veterans to get a real feel for things...
Old Pizza July 22, 2014 at 10:48 am
Scott Brown meets with veterans to discuss real problems. Shaheen runs a TV ad, designed and paidRead More for by others.
The Market Basket store on Highland Avenue in Salem, Mass. Credit: Patch file photo
David H. Mirsky July 22, 2014 at 05:06 pm
Governor Hassan was right to support quality management and better working conditions at MarketRead More Basket. Let's hope the top brass listens.
Rick July 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Mr. Trouble does not know what he is talking about. NH is not a "right to work" state,Read More despite the efforts of Speaker O'Brien to turn NH into New Mississippi. Trouble must a troll for the AFP Koch Brothers.
David H. Mirsky July 23, 2014 at 06:54 am
If Market Basket doesn't get its act together soon, it will disappear.
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JPF 2361 July 21, 2014 at 07:09 pm
After all Lisa it has been 6 years since you were found Guilty od a Felony !!!!
JPF 2361 July 21, 2014 at 07:12 pm
I see that Lisa Laughton has erased all of the comments that were made. HHHMMM I wonder why !!!
Tammy-2014 July 23, 2014 at 02:27 pm
BTW, aren't women pregnant for 9 months????? LOL!
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Apljak July 21, 2014 at 06:21 pm
Way to be vague Maggie! Feign support by saying to "work it out" with loyal employees butRead More never mentions the reinstatement of ATD!
Seamus Carty July 21, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Maggie, the CEO does not work for the employees. It is the responsibility of the board ofRead More directors, elected by the shareholders, to decide who should be CEO. Does management get to decide who heads up the union?
Michele Provenzano July 21, 2014 at 07:25 pm
Standing behind the employees on this one!!
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
goofygirl578 July 22, 2014 at 04:28 pm
The National Labor Relations Board will have something to say about the firings at Market Basket.Read More The new "owners" will not win. There are laws out there to protect workers in these situations, thank heavens!
Rick July 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Numerous "business" reporters are predicting that MB will be sold to some "hedgeRead More fund", who could care less about the customers or the employees. The hedge investors will milk it the business for all they can and then sell a few locations and close all the others. This is the Bain Capital model. You know, Bain Capital of Mitt Romney fame.
Tewksbury2001 July 23, 2014 at 06:05 am
@Rick- I think they need all the shareholders to approve that sale and I don't see that happening. IRead More think Artie S underestimated the impact of this, however he obviously knew enough to not name himself CEO but rather two outsiders that can take the media hit on this. If I were the two CEO's I would resign. They can't recover from this. Perhaps Artie T should have just put in a recurring dividend payment to shareholders to provide them with some liquidity and maybe that would have kept. them happy and he could continue to run the business.
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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Fred Savage July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am
Here's an idea...don't click on links you don't want to read.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Donna Wilson July 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Feel better - darn spellcheck!
Ed B July 24, 2014 at 02:51 pm
So then Donna you go to work tomorrow and you have a new boss. Your old boss treated you likeRead More family. You think your new boss is going to do things you don't like. You think that it is OK to just walk out and refuse to do your job? So lets say Arthur T does buy MB like the the rumors that are floating around. God forbid something happens to him. Someone else take over the reins. The employees don't like that person it is OK for them to walk out? Personally I think the employees who won't go to work for anyone but Arthur T should be given the option to either return to work by Monday or you will be fired. You say that he was helping those on a fixed income. Who is hurting the most from what they are doing? People on a fixed income. So I will say it again. It's time they put there big boy pants on and go back to work. You have stomped your feet enough.......
Richard Smith July 24, 2014 at 03:14 pm
The problem with this disputed being a protracted one, the corporates have time to figure out whereRead More to punch holes in the grass roots organization. This is why we are starting to see more people posting in favor of the big shots responsible for the power grab. The corporate hired firms have figured it out and the assault is on.
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Grama July 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
what is all this crap?
Deb Bicher July 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Please delete those posts off the site -- If the poster has something to say, then they need to haveRead More an explanatory sentence recommending the links. Even then, they are still not relevant to any ongoing discussion. Thanks.
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Albert Green July 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Let's have some facts here. Over 80% of alcohol related traffic deaths involve BAC of over 0.1%. ARead More GAO study in 1999 found that reducing the BAC to 0.08% had little to no effect, that the data were inconclusive. From 2001 to 2010 the percentage of alcohol related fatalities to the total rate has remained constant at 40%, after having fallen from 60% to 40% from 1981 to 2000. The conclusion that was reached was that more severe penalties along with increased awareness of the problem were more likely to be the cause than 0.08. Sincerely Incurably Stupid
Old Pizza July 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Alcohol affects your reaction time, senses and cognitive abilities from the first sip.
Albert Green July 22, 2014 at 03:20 pm
That may be true, but an 85 year old man probably has all those characteristics, yet we don'tRead More persecute seniors. Many people are on prescription drugs that cause worse driving than alcohol, some of them greatly worsen the effects of even one drink-- something that will not show up on a breathalyzer. Maybe we should just have a policy of policing inattentive or dangerous driving whatever the cause, be it yakking on a cell phone, fiddling with the radio/nav, putting makeup on, or turning round to yell at your kids in the back seat.