Stop & Shop plans slowed again

Stop & Shop plans slowed again

There are 14 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Oct 4, 2008, titled Stop & Shop plans slowed again. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

The Acton-Boxboro defense forced two turnovers and shut down the Concord-Carlisle passing attack as the Colonials recorded their first shutout of the season.

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Sean Kelley

Lowell, MA

#1 Oct 4, 2008
All this time and money that DeMoulas has spent fighting this project has me wondering if the money could of been put to better their existing stores and plazas that they own. It's a shame
Disgusted

Chelmsford, MA

#2 Oct 4, 2008
Come on - let it go - Market Basket has added 50 cents to 2.00 per item over the past year. Competition is needed right now and the residents of Chelmsford need the tax dollars, I'm not happy with Market Basket holding this property tax paying company up again.
MB Hater

Dracut, MA

#3 Oct 5, 2008
I don't shop at MB I have found rotted produce, moldy cheese and meat past the expiration date in all of their stores. The sad thing is you will see a person stocking that area and when show it to them they look at you like you have 6 heads. they wrap their produce so you are forced to buy what should be going into the dumbster. This is why I don't shop there and now holding up Stop and Shop is just one more reason to add to my list. MB wouldn't be fighting so hard if they new they offered better service and product.
Bob

Salem, MA

#4 Oct 5, 2008
Boycott Market Basket!!! I will not shop there!
jimmidy crickets

Plymouth, MA

#5 Oct 5, 2008
don't be fooled, every single big chain does this! It is cost effective for market basket to do this, as competition that moves in across the street would take more away from them then this lawsuit would. These are just business moves. It's better financially for them to waste money on the law suit instead of dropping it. Most big store chains like this usually by up all the vacant lots nearby, and this is usually the reason you see big plazas empty, because a big chain store has bought it. Most of the empty plazas are owned by walmart tho.
Wondering

Wilmington, MA

#6 Oct 5, 2008
I was at MarketBasket in Hudson this morning. S&S is right next door. I had to park far away from the entrance because the lot was full. S&S had an almost empty lot.

I was behind a person in line at S&S earlier this week. They had an S&S card, I do too. They got the $10 coupon because they spent $100. The cashier told the person that in one month that coupon will come after spending $200. I don't understand why they insist on going toe to toe with MB since MB has already closed so many competitors.
re MB hater

Chelmsford, MA

#7 Oct 6, 2008
That's an easy one to avoid. If it says Managers Special don't buy that and you can look at the vege's and fruit they are out in the open, although I will say they use an extensive amount of preservative on the fruit. With prices the way they are we just have to spend more time evaluating what we purchase at the grocery store. Bring items back even if they are open or used if you are not happy, that sends them a message and cost them money, if everyone brings back rotted items they would be more careful.
Nevertheblame

Bethpage, NY

#8 Oct 6, 2008
I don't like S&S, they're a rip off! "The price without the card" My choice is Hannafords anyways.
MB has great meats though, but the produce section isn't all that great. One thing I've found with MB, Don't buy the produce pre-packaged.
Wondering

Wilmington, MA

#9 Oct 6, 2008
Nevertheblame wrote:
One thing I've found with MB, Don't buy the produce pre-packaged.
I always buy it pre-packaged. I f you saw that guy pulling out a wedgie and that woman with her finger up her nose fishing through the green beans you would too.
re wondering

Chelmsford, MA

#10 Oct 6, 2008
Okay now I'm only buying pre-packaged if I'm ever able to buy green beans again after reading that.
Nevertheblame

Bethpage, NY

#11 Oct 6, 2008
Ewwwww..... I find the pre-packaged stuff is at the end of it's life, spoils quickly. I like to hand pick my own veggies at the store, nice firm red peppers. Let's back up even further... how bout the farm hands? lol
Okay,,, better wtick with the local farmers markets!
re above

Chelmsford, MA

#12 Oct 8, 2008
Okay now I'm not eating veggies at all.
Wondering

Wilmington, MA

#13 Oct 8, 2008
Nevertheblame wrote:
Ewwwww..... I find the pre-packaged stuff is at the end of it's life, spoils quickly. I like to hand pick my own veggies at the store, nice firm red peppers. Let's back up even further... how bout the farm hands? lol
Okay,,, better wtick with the local farmers markets!
I haven't had a problem with the packaged stuff. Maybe a little with some of the fruit that only comes prepackaged. Strawberries, blueberries, etc.

This summer I had tomatoes, cucumbers, greenbeans, sweet peppers in the garden. No kids sneezing on them, people blowing their noses and then fishing through them. And you just can't beat the taste of home garden veggies. You don't need much room to have a productive garden. Just buy bush plants or seeds. Tomatoes, greenbeans, and cukes all come in bush varieties. You can grow them in pots.
Mom

Billerica, MA

#14 Oct 8, 2008
Wondering wrote:
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I haven't had a problem with the packaged stuff. Maybe a little with some of the fruit that only comes prepackaged. Strawberries, blueberries, etc.
This summer I had tomatoes, cucumbers, greenbeans, sweet peppers in the garden. No kids sneezing on them, people blowing their noses and then fishing through them. And you just can't beat the taste of home garden veggies. You don't need much room to have a productive garden. Just buy bush plants or seeds. Tomatoes, greenbeans, and cukes all come in bush varieties. You can grow them in pots.
Did you have a good garden this year?
Mine was absolutely terrible, too much rain and not enough sun killed mine. We usually have so much extra we give it away to the neighbors, not this year. Just wondering if I am the only one who had a bad gardening year.

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