The Market Basket Family Feud Continues

Market Basket employees rally in Tewksbury on Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Market Basket employees rally in Tewksbury on Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Market Basket saga continues as employees of the supermarket chain held another rally Tuesday. But a major question looms about what’s going through the minds of the people who ousted him, the Market Basket board of directors.


Curt Nickisch, business and technology reporter for WBUR. He tweets @CurtNickisch.

John Davis, a senior lecturer of business administration at Harvard Business School. He tweets @ProfJohnDavis.


Harvard Business Review: Market Basket Shows The Best And Worst Of Family Business

  • “At this very well-regarded family company, employees are picketing to protest the board’s firing of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Shelves are largely bare, and suppliers are being hurt by the slowdown. Many shoppers are not crossing the picket lines. The company’s newly appointed co-CEOs are trying to replace striking employees; some 25,000 jobs are at stake.”

WBUR: Thousands Gather At Market Basket Rally

  • “Hundreds of warehouse workers and drivers who support Demoulas have refused to deliver food to the chain’s 71 stores, leaving store shelves severely depleted and prompting customers to defect to other supermarkets.”

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