One day after committing to push for a deal by Friday, the family fighting over Market Basket remained quiet Tuesday as the grocery chain continued to suffer the financial fallout of its weeks-long stalemate.
Several additional vendors came forward to say they had severed ties with Market Basket, citing payment problems and their support for ousted president Arthur T. Demoulas.
“They’re not paying the bills, and there was a very clear distinction [in] my mind of what the right thing to do was,” said Michael Fairbrother, a former Market Basket employee who runs the Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry, NH.
Fairbrother said that Market Basket is his largest account and he has foregone more than $9,000 in sales since cutting ties to the grocery chain three weeks ago.
Another vendor, Extra Virgin Foods of Watertown, said it has ended its relationship with the company to support other managers who were fired along with Demoulas.
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