Market Basket in Texas and Louisiana not affiliated with stores in New England
The Market Basket name has appeared in recent news reports both locally and national regarding turmoil within the management chain of stores located in New England. However, none of these stories relate to the Texas or Louisiana Market Basket stores. “We have fielded numerous questions on social media as well as through email, and we believe it is important to clear up any confusion,” states Chuck Barbee, Director of Advertising.
DeMoulas Market Baskets are located in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and are owned by the Demoulas family. Recently, there has been internal discord at the senior leadership level. The coverage of this has led to some questions regarding which Market Baskets it relates to.
Market Baskets in Texas and Louisiana remain independently-owned by the Thompson family. “Family is important to us at Market Basket, and we consider our associates and customers part of our extended family,” states Skylar Thompson, President. “I’m saddened to hear about the strife within the DeMoulas family and hope they are able to reach a speedy resolution for the sake of their associates and customers.”
Since 1995 the Thompson family has the official registered trademark of the name Market Basket. Only Texas and Louisiana stores owned by the Thompson family are permitted to use the registered trademark symbol with the Market Basket name.
Our goal in Market Basket stores in Southeast Texas, Southwest Louisiana and West Central Louisiana is to provide an extraordinary food shopping experience to our valued customers with the highest standards of freshness, cleanliness, convenience, quality, variety and service beyond expectations. We strive every day to improve and enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve. It’s Who We Are.