KidFrank.com"So back then(1916), a Greek immigrant named Athanasios “Arthur” Demoulas and his wife start a tiny grocery in Lowell selling fresh lamb. American dream, y’all!
They do this forever, and being a family business eventually pass it off to two of their sons Telemachus (or Mike, because no one can pronounce Telemachus) and George. The brothers expand the business to a supermarket chain of more than a dozen stores in the 50s and 60s. It’s going well, right? Until George dies of a heart attack on vacation in Greece in 1971. Then sh!t starts getting real."...To continue reading on "The Gloucester Clam" click here
KidFrank.com"This is the first time I have commented publicly on the recent events at Market Basket. The success of Market Basket is the result of two things: a business model that works and the execution of it by a dedicated and impassioned team of associates. Their fierce loyalty to the company and its customers has always been deeply valued. In the final analysis, this is not about me. It is about the people who have proven their dedication over many years and should not have lost their jobs because of it. I urge that they be reinstated in the best interest of the company and our customers."
In my travels around to Massachusetts and New Hampshire Market Basket stores over the past week, I have seen many signs supporting Artie T. Demoulas. Also I have seen many signs explaining and apologizing for shelves being bare, but this is the first sign I have seen that prohibits the use of cameras, phones or any recording device.