Hannaford Bros. Supermarkets on Thursday declined comment on a Boston Globe report indicating it had offered to buy all or part of the troubled Demoulas Market Basket chain, while debate over the fate of workers flared again as protests and a consumer boycott approached their third week.
The board of directors of Demoulas Super Markets on Friday confirmed it was in receipt of an offer to buy the company from deposed president Arthur T. Demoulas but failed to act to reinstate him in an executive position, calling for “normal business operations to resume immediately.”
Unraveling what happened in the aftermath of George’s death would become one of the longest, most expensive and contentious series of lawsuits in Massachusetts history —and its aftereffects still resonate at the company.
Ahold USA said Tuesday that a subsidiary would acquire Eastside Marketplace, an upscale supermarket in Providence, R.I., with the intention of continuing to operate the store under its current banner and management.
Worker demonstrations in protest of the firing of Market Basket president Arthur T. Demoulas continued on Monday as some parties called for a customer boycott of the retailer’s stores and product shortages reportedly affected at least some stores.