Market Basket community waits and watches
Fred Greene, of Manchester, continues to shop at the Elm Street Market Basket but has to get some essentials at Hannafords. (JOSH GIBNEY/UNION LEADER)
An emergency meeting of the board was held Monday night, but no decisions were reached. Board members were reported to be back at the table on Tuesday, trying to hammer out a deal or solution that will end the 12-day stalemate.
“Despite reports to the contrary, Arthur T. Demoulas is but one of several potential buyers for the company who continue to express a strong interest in purchasing the company,” a company spokesman said Tuesday. “While Mr. Demoulas’ offer provides a path toward solving many of the problems he has helped to create, it is but one alternative among the options the board is reviewing.
Salois said stores may get a telephone call, but information will also be posted at one of the websites that have become information clearinghouses for the chain’s 25,000 employees and an estimated 2 million regular customers.
“This board is not taking this matter urgently enough and the utmost pressure needs to be applied so that a resolution can be reached TODAY!” read one message on the site.
“I can kind of afford it, and kind of not,” said Pelletier who added his wife is pregnant and the baby is due in November. Still, despite his 17 years with Market Basket, and his growing family, Pelletier is remaining resolute.
- How much more would prices have to rise before you'd consume less?
- I've already cut back
- More than 100%
- Total Votes: 63
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