Jon Springer

Retail/Whole Health Editor
Hannaford: No comment on reported Demoulas interest 2
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.
U.S. sales gains pace Delhaize Q2 as Europe lags 3
Delhaize Group said Thursday that “substantial” inflation helped the retailer post a 3.3% gain in comparable-store sales during the fiscal second quarter.
Pathmark, like Waldbaums, drops loyalty card 12
Pathmark is the latest banner of A&P to drop its loyalty card, according to ads breaking this week.
Demoulas encourages online applications 3
Demoulas Super Markets on Monday said that interested job applicants could submit interest via email, citing concern for safety at a scheduled job fair.
Demoulas board won't reinstate CEO 4
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.”
Market Basket fielding multiple buyout offers: Report 8
The board of directors of Demoulas Super Markets on Friday was fielding several offers to buy the company, the Boston Globe reported Friday.
Timeline: A brief history of the Demoulas dispute 4
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.
Gallery: Brothers and Sisters
Roche Bros. is going for growth in the competitive Boston market.
Breaking: Arthur T. offers to buy Market Basket

The Market Basket saga took another twist Thursday when ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas revealed he has offered to buy out the 50.5% of company owned by his rival cousin and his family.

Spokespeople for Arthur T. Demoulas did not provide detail beyond the following statement, issued early Thursday:

Market Basket workers plan 'final' rally as CEOs respond

Demoulas Super Market workers calling for the reinstatement of deposed president Arthur T. Demoulas say they will stage a “final” rally Friday outside of a Tewksbury, Mass. Market Basket store.

Roche Bros. makes a move in dynamic Boston market 1
Although the greater Boston market has seen no shortage of activity among supermarkets in recent years, things have been relatively quiet at Roche Bros. But that’s changing.
Vitacost buy will jumpstart Kroger e-commerce 
Kroger, once considered a laggard among food retailers pursuing an e-commerce strategy, will leap into the field through a proposed acquisition of vitamin-and-supplement e-tailer
Ahold to purchase upscale Providence supermarket 3
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.
Demonstrations continue at Demoulas 8
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.
W. Rodney McMullen, Kroger Co. 
Rodney McMullen, CEO, Kroger Co., is ranked No. 1 in both The Trending Ten and Traditional Supermarket Operators in SN's 2014 Power 50.
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