What the Heck Is Going on at Market Basket?
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(And Why Should You Care?)

The firing of the CEO of Market Basket, a New England supermarket chain, has sparked a serious employee protest. Here’s what to know—and why you should care

Not since the 2004 World Series has the country looked upon New England with such rapt curiosity. But this time the issue is discount groceries, not doomed baseball teams. At this point, even People has covered the standoff over Market Basket supermarkets. Still, if you’re one of the roughly 308 million Americans who doesn’t live in Maine, Massachusetts, or New Hampshire, where Market Basket’s 71 stores are located, you may wonder: What the heck is Market Basket, and why should I care?


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