Eric Blom

Type: Person
Name: Eric Blom
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Market Basket board mulls multiple offers

Market Basket's board of directors continues to consider multiple bids for the grocery chain, it said Tuesday, as shoppers continued bypassing its stores, and employees picketed for a 12th day.The board did not offer a timetable but said it is still considering ... [Published Sentinel And Enterprise - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

With stores adjusting, Market Basket regulars face mixed bag at competitors

For the loyal Market Basket customers honoring the boycott movement, shopping at the competition is a mixed bag.Nick Kozo said the sandwich makings and drinks at the Hannaford supermarket in Chelmsford cost as much as 20 percent more than what he typically ... [Published Boston Globe - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Supermarkets contend with influx of Market Basket shoppers

As Market Basket heads into its second week of protests, picket lines and empty store shelves, other supermarket chains and independent grocers are doing their best to meet the demand from the sudden influx of new customers.“We’re focusing on serving ... [Published Union Leader - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Boom times for garlic in Maine

Roberta Bailey and Rob Lemire’s garlic fields at Seven Tree Farm in Vassalboro are not visible from the road, but on a hot July day, the smell wafts all the way to their mailbox. That’s the power of approximately 1,000 pounds worth of allium sativum growing ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Jul 27 2014]
Entities: farmer, Supermarket, China
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Stone fruits recall affects Trader Joe’s, Hannaford, Sam’s Club, BJ’s

Peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots could be tainted with listeria bacteria, which can cause serious infections.A nationwide stone fruit recall has taken some peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe’s, Hannaford, Sam’s Club and BJ’s ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Market Basket workers urged to 'shut it down'; deposed CEO urges fired workers be given jobs back

TEWKSBURY, Mass. — Thousands of Market Basket employees rallied in support of their ousted CEO on Monday and were urged to do what they could to shutter all the chain’s supermarkets, including about 30 in New Hampshire, until the CEO returns.Meanwhile, ... [Published Union Leader - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Beef processors face new rule aimed at preventing illnesses [Portland Press Herald, Maine :: ]

July 17--The federal government is poised to publish a proposed consumer-protection rule that would require all processors of raw ground beef to keep records so retailers can better trace the sources of contaminated products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 17 2014]

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"It provides the records USDA wants to have available from all retailers," Blom said in a prepared release. "we believe this system is industry-leading and a model that can be pursued by others."

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Market Basket board mulls multiple offers [Published Sentinel And Enterprise - Jul 30 2014]
With stores adjusting, Market Basket regulars f... [Published Boston Globe - Jul 30 2014]
Market Basket board: 'Multiple bids' remain on ... [Published Lowell Sun - Jul 29 2014]
Supermarkets contend with influx of Market Bask... [Published Union Leader - Jul 29 2014]
Boom times for garlic in Maine [Published Portland Press Herald - Jul 27 2014]
Stone fruits recall affects Trader Joe’s, Hanna... [Published Portland Press Herald - Jul 23 2014]
Market Basket workers urged to 'shut it down'; ... [Published Union Leader - Jul 22 2014]
Beef processors face new rule aimed at preventi... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 17 2014]
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