EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


August 6, 2013

Letter: Demoulas always took care of employees

To the editor:

I am very happy to see that Arthur T. Demoulas is still the CEO of the Market Basket chain of grocery stores.

Shoppers my age can remember the days when Mike Demoulas — Arthur’s father — could be seen in any of the local stores straightening out products on the shelves or arranging a melon that was out of place while chatting with the customers and employees. When the employees voted against unionizing, Mr. Demoulas’ philosophy was: “Take care of the people and they will take care of you.”

Wow. More true words were never spoken, as we witnessed the massive support of the people to keep Arthur T. Demoulas as CEO. He works very hard to keep grocery prices manageable for families that struggle every day just to stay afloat.

My message to Arthur S. Demoulas is: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Gerry M. Rydle


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