Market Basket stores running out of food
RAYNHAM, Mass. —
Workers protested Monday outside a Market Basket store in Raynham and in other communities in support of the company's ousted chief executive.
"Upset with the shakeup. I don't like what they're doing to the company," said John Swanson, a Market Basket employee.
Inside the Raynham store shelves and produce aisles sit empty. The produce manager said the store has not had a delivery since Thursday because the drivers are also protesting.
"Yeah, who knows, we all may lose our jobs. All of us," Swanson said. "Freezers are almost empty, and the deli is empty. The product not coming in. Shelves are empty. It looks like there's been a storm."
Employees are asking for the shakeup at the top to stop. They want former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas reinstated and other workers who have been fired back on the job.
The chain is based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and has 71 stores in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.
"Am I upset? Yeah, because I may lose my job, I have a family," said Joe Gasper, a Market Basket employee.
"There's a lot of people, lot of customers who come here every day. Customer service is wonderful here. The people are great here," Gasper said. "Some people have been here 15 years. What are they going to do after this place closes?"