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Author Korschun, Daniel, author

Title We are Market Basket : the story of the unlikely grassroots movement that saved a beloved business / Daniel Korschun and Grant Welker
Published New York, NY : AMACOM, [2015]
©2015
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Contents Acknowledgments; Prologue; Part One; "You've Never Met a Family Like This"; "They Caught the Supermarket Revolution"; "Learn the Business, Young Man"; Part Two; "People First, Groceries Second"; "Blood Makes You Related, but Loyalty Makes You Family"; "You Do Whatever It Takes to Get the Job Done"; "We're Not Normal"; Part Three; "A Predetermined Assault"; "All In"; "Shut It Down"; "Stick Your Neck Out"; "Market Basket Strong"; "The Final Straw"; "Hostages"; "I Am in Awe of What You Have All Accomplished"; Part Four; Challenges Ahead; Lessons; Epilogue; Authors' Note; Appendices
Appendix A: Arthur T. Spars with Arthur S. and Gerrard Levins in 2012Appendix B: Arthur S. Spars with William Shea at Board Meeting in 2003; Appendix C: More Sparring at Board Meeting, June 25, 2003; Appendix D: Who Is Market Basket?; Notes; Index; About the Authors; Free Sample Chapter; Best--Sellers from AMACOM; About AMACOM
Summary What if a company were so treasured and trusted that people literally took to the streets--by the thousands--to save it? That company is Market Basket, a popular New England supermarket chain. After long-time CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, the company's managers and rank-and-file workers struck back. Risking their own livelihoods to restore the job of their beloved boss they walked out, but they didn't walk far. At huge protest rallies, they were joined by loyal customers--leaving stores empty. Suppliers and vendors stopped deliveries--rendering shelves bare. Politicians were forced to take sides. The national media and experts were stunned by the unprecedented defense of an executive. All openly challenged the Market Basket board of directors to make things right. And, in the end, they prevailed. With its arresting firsthand accounts from the streets and executive suites, We Are Market Basket is as inspiring as it is instructive. What is it about Market Basket and its leader that provokes such ferocious loyalty? How does a company spread across three states maintain a culture that embraces everyone--from cashier to customer--as family? Can a company really become an industry leader by prioritizing stakeholders over shareholders? Set against a backdrop of bad blood and corporate greed, We Are Market Basket is, above all, a page-turner that chronicles the epic rise, fall, and redemption of this iconic and uniquely American company
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Market Basket (Firm)
Corporate governance -- United States -- Case studies.
Grocery trade -- United States -- Management.
Supermarkets -- United States -- Management.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Welker, Grant, author
ISBN 081443665X
0814436684
9780814436653
9780814436684
Other Titles Story of the unlikely grassroots movement that saved a beloved business