Four Texas Residents Will Share $10,000 Prize

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Market Basket and Coca Cola will present four Texas residents with $10,000 in groceries in celebration of their 51st Anniversary in May. The grand prize winner, Marilyn G. of Beaumont, will receive $8000, Dorothy B. will receive $1000, and both Denise S. and Clara W. will each receive $500. Thousands of entries were received in […]

Four Louisiana Residents Will Share $10,000 Prize

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Market Basket and Coca Cola presented four Louisiana residents with $10,000 in groceries in celebration of their 51st Anniversary in May. The grand prize winner, Ethel H. of Many, will receive $8000, Shayla B. will receive $1000, and both Pam L. and Claude C. will each receive $500. Thousands of entries were received in Louisiana […]

Lavaca Heats Up With A New Smokehouse And Some Cardinal Pride

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Market Basket proudly announces the complete renovation and remodeling of their Lavaca store near Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. Not only has the inside of the store been remodeled to reflect“Cardinal Pride,” the outside of the store also displays that same pride in Lamar University. The most popular part of the newly remodeled location is […]

Market Basket Acquires Big Star Supermarkets

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Market Basket is excited to announce the acquisition of Big Star Supermarkets in West Central Louisiana. The ownership change occurred in November 2011 and added four stores to Market Basket’s family, bringing the total to 35 stores across two states. Additionally, the purchase moves Market Basket into a new region and continues the growth and […]

Grand Opening in Leesville

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Market Basket held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, August 10th at heir brand new 41,786 square foot store in Leesville, Louisiana. The new Market Basket store, located at 9058 Shreveport Highway, will have greatly increased general merchandise with the addition of several new departments. There is a greater selection of fresh produce, meats, frozen foods […]

Market Basket Awards 50th Anniversary Grand Prize to Mark Rasberry

Left to Right: Mark Rasberry, Steve Cormier, Skylar Thompson, Roger Hebert, Melinda Mabile

Skylar Thompson, President of Market Basket Foods, presented Mark Rasberry of Sulphur, Louisiana with the keys to a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, as the winner of Market Basket’s 50th Anniversary Grand Prize drawing. The contest, co-sponsored by Grocers Supply / Parade, featured another one of the largest single prizes given away by the grocery […]

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in Orange and Beaumont

Market Basket to Host Oscar Mayer Wienermobil in Orange and Beaumont

As part of an ongoing 50th Anniversary celebration, Market Basket has teamed up with Kraft and is pleased to announce two opportunities for Southeast Texans to see the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile up close and in person. The Wienermobile will make its first stop on August 1st at the Market Basket located in the Northway Shopping […]

National Moment of Rememberance

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In observance of Memorial Day and to honor Veterans that have died in service to our country, Market Basket will join with the National Grocers Association (NGA) and other Americans around the country in the National Moment of Remembrance. Skylar Thompson, company President said, “The moment of silence will be company-wide in honor of the […]

Market Basket 50th Anniversary

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The grocery chain that was co-founded in 1961 by Bruce and Alletta Thompson has become the largest independent grocer in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Investing their life savings along with additional borrowed funds, they opened Bruce’s in Groves, TX. Later that same year, Market Basket was formed when Bruce Thompson joined with four other […]

Market Basket Announces New Expansion

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In 1961, Bruce Thompson, Founder and CEO, opened the first Market Basket grocery store in Groves, Texas. This year Market Basket celebrates, with their customers and associates, its 50th Anniversary. Today, Market Basket remains a privately-owned grocer serving the Louisiana and East Texas region with 30 full-service supermarkets. Currently, Market Basket employs more than 2,000 […]