Arthur T. Demoulas

There was a certain admiration for a century-old supermarket chain as it bucked trends and refused to go online.

Even when Market Basket launched its official website this week, it did so on its on terms. The site is more informational than transactional, like an online brochure rather than a retail outlet.

“They seem to be twenty minutes late to the party launching a website, but they weren’t going to do it until it was strategic and right for them,” says Jay Childs.

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Even as this feud was still going on, back in the summer of 2014, experts on labor unions, corporate governance, and employee culture were noting just how unprecedented the boycott was. Now, there's a new book and a forthcoming film examining this epic battle and exploring its ramifications.

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Nearly 1,500 Market Basket workers have applied for unemployment benefits since the company stopped giving hours to part-time employees earlier this month.

New Hampshire Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis says claims are still coming in as the department figures out which employees are eligible.

“Over the weekend things have pretty much leveled off. We were at 1,445 on Friday and we’ve only picked up 20 since then.”

Market Basket Protest: Reporters Weigh In

Jul 24, 2014
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When beloved President Arthur T. Demoulas was fired from the Market Basket grocery chain last month, it set off a chain reaction of outrage and protests that has led to empty shelves, political firings and even customer boycotts. We've gather a team of New England reporters to discuss the controversy and the decades-long feud that brought it to a head.

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