Market Basket in Attleboro finally opens

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — After more than a year of delays, the Market Basket in Attleboro opened at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Widespread boycotts over the summer prevented the store from opening up, which left the store unfinished for months.

Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted in June 2014 by a board of directors controlled by rival cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, causing workers to stage protests. Hundreds of warehouse workers and drivers refused to deliver food, leading to empty shelves and tens of millions in lost revenue.

Ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas returned to Market Basket in late August, after offering $1.6 billion to buy out the company from his cousin.

The Attleboro store was built in 2013, but the feud left the store unfinished and unable to hire workers.

CEO Arthur T. Demoulas attended the formal ribbon cutting of the new store’s grand opening.

 

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