Patrick said he has spoken to both sides and they have an understanding or are very close to a sale price.
Market Basket employees will get a night in their honor at a Lowell Spinners minor league baseball game later this month.
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.
Market Basket shoppers scrambling to find other stores with low prices have some options, according to a new research.
The employee revolt at Market Basket entered its fourth week Monday, as workers and customers continued to picket outside company headquarters in Tewksbury.
The spokesman also said Artie T. wants to avoid settling the matter in the media.
Jon Keller talked with Mass. AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman about the Market Basket employee revolt and referendums on employee sick leave and the repeal of the casino law.
Class A Market Basket shareholders say they are prepared to sell their part of the company to Class B shareholders lead by Demoulas.
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.
A spokeswoman for Arthur T. Demoulas said his proposal to buy the company should be accepted.