Employees at a Market Basket store north of Boston, anxious about the company’s direction since the recent ouster of several top executives, began trying to rally customers to their cause Sunday.
Shoppers at the Burlington Market Basket walked out with eggs, milk, bread — and a pamphlet titled, “We are Market Basket and we need your help.”
John Garon, a front-end manager active in the campaign, said employees fear the company’s board brought in new leaders to line shareholders’ pockets at the expense of customers and workers.
“All our jobs are in danger,” said Garon, 31, a Market Basket employee for more than a decade. “We have no idea what their true goals are.”
The family-owned company’s board forced out chief executive Arthur T. Demoulas last month after a shift in allegiances tilted control to his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas. Both were named for their grandfather, who opened the family’s first store in Lowell 98 years ago.
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