Arthur S. Demoulas
Some politicians used the Market Basket standoff for momentum, while others in office stayed on the sidelines.
Gov. Deval Patrick said he will likely speak to Arthur T. Demoulas and Arthur S. Demoulas Wednesday as negotiations in the Market Basket saga reach a “critical point.”
Several hundred Market Basket workers ignored a crucial deadline Friday.
Patrick said he has spoken to both sides and they have an understanding or are very close to a sale price.
Market Basket said a letter was sent to about 200 employees who have not reported to work at the headquarters and distribution centers since July 17.
Three members of Market Basket’s board of directors pressed feuding shareholders to resolve their dispute to help the beleaguered supermarket chain resume normal operations.