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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Acme.Armament, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Greg

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    When your food costs go up because there is very little competition,you will understand.

    That's why I give a damn at least..lol

    Although I'm sure some guys here get off on the soap opera aspect of it all.
     
  2. Christian

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    Honestly, I can't see why anyone gives a shit about this either.
     
  3. dragonballzz

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    ???
    They clock into work everyday.

    According the Unemployment offices, the company shouldn't have hired somebody who can't do their duties up to par. That's what interviews and background screenings are for.
     
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    MB isn't the only game in town, still plenty of competition. This is a result of internal family conflict that goes back years....it's not like the government went in and forced this or that on them.
     
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    +1
     
  6. mjbitt

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    Honestly I can say I support them due to the fact they are sticking together for a common cause just like us gun owners . If you think about it Christian think about it!!!!
     
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    They are not the only game in town, but they are about 20-30% cheaper than their competitors and frankly there are several products that they carry which are not sold by one specific competitors, forcing us to jump from one supermarket to another. It is a big loss for regular customers like us.
     
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    I've been to MB twice. Both times I felt like I was at Sav-a-lot in Dorchester. I'm all set. To each their own.
     
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    I just care because the Shaws is a zoo now. All five of our local MB are vacant so every customer who would shop at these 5 stores are now flooding to shaws

    Edit: And goddamn $3.99/lb red spiders! !!
     
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    Move out tha hood.
     
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    This, all farking day
     
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    Whether you shop there or not they help keep costs in check at other store via competition. At least that's the theory.
     
  13. Boston_Shooter

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    I don't live in the hood, I just work there, lol.
     
  14. ntomsw

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    It's time for them to just fold and sell.

    They are being stubborn, and will never give control back to Artie T. Then, they would have to admit defeat. And I don't see that happening.
     
  15. Greg

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    You mean those people who are outside the store with the signs are on the clock ?

    Can't argue with that,and I don't blame you.Sometimes it's worse than WalMart..It sickitates me,but I still go to both places.
     
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    I think at certain locations, yes.
     
  17. Greg

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    Obviously I side with the workers,but that's BS..They should be fired.

    Who else besides a .guv employee clocks in and leaves work and gets paid ?

    Even unions when on strike are not getting paid,I think some unions have a strike fund but most don't.
     
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    Even before this feud, I personally just hated shopping there. It was always insanely overcrowded all the damn time. When they renovated our MB with a cafeteria of sorts it got even more crowded than before. For me, the marginal savings was not worth dealing with the chaos.

    Hannaford/shaws/local farmers market > market basket
     
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    Amazement often comes from lack of knowledge. But demographically speaking some MB locations are best avoided so I understand your statement.
     
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    Maybe he is demographically challenged. Salem NH has TWO Demoulas stores, and a Shaws, Aldi, and Mckinnons. Shaws has traditionally been price at 40% higher on everything but the loss leaders, Never been in Aldi(treehugger store) and USED to love McKinnons, even though it was pricey. (The last 85% Angus burger I bought there produce at least a cup of water in the fry pan, and their pork roasts are tied with something akin to jockstrap material). When MB had beer for $10.99, shaws had it for $15.49.
     
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    They CAN be fired... But according to the state, the employer is "at fault" for hiring employees who won't/can't perform their duties. Therefore, they must pay unemployment.
     
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    That would make sense(not really,playing devils advocate here) if most of the workers haven't been doing their job for more than a year.So they have obviously demonstrated they can in fact,do their job.

    My head hurts.
     
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    MB needs to get their crap figured out, they are ruining my Hannaford. It's become white trash central, mouth breathers everywhere.
     
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    i'm thinking we share the same hannaford if i'm not mistaken. the peterborough shaws isn't much better. higher prices for shittier stuff.

    the other stores are laughing all the way to the bank right now, man.
     
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    Paging Wegman's management...the iron is hot.
     
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    Yup, it was a miserable rats nest this morning. Went over to MB just to check it out, nothing with an expiration date in the store. No Produce, meat, bread, bakery items etc. But the rest of the shelves were fairly well stocked.

    I'm tempted to do all my non-perishable shopping at MB now, it was nice and quiet.
     
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    Channel 25 FOX-Boston Poll: http://www.myfoxboston.com/

    Upper right side of link page (if anyone wants to chime-in on the poll)


    The market basket board has offered Arthur T a position with the company, but not one of power. Should he accept the offer?

    Yes
    No
     
  29. Mr.E

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    I think it's funny people have this colt like following for that store.
    Insanely over-priced....Always packed, kind of like Whole-Foods.
     
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    of course not. The only two options that ATD has now is some miracle where they accept his offer, OR Hannafords buys it all, and they make ATD the CEO of the "market basket division" for something like 5 years, and he gets it back to running well.
     

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