Comments for: Market Basket’s first Maine supermarket will create up to 600 jobs in Biddeford

Posted Dec. 12, 2012, at 5:28 p.m.

BIDDEFORD | Market Basket supermarkets, with stores in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, is popular among many Mainers in the southern part of the state, who travel regularly across the border in search of lower grocery prices. Soon, traveling out of state will no longer be necessary. According to a …

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  • Anonymous

    Wow, an American owned family business??
    How unusual !

    Aren’t there laws against this type of thing?

    …. I like to buy local when possible..
    I know where I will be shopping. $$$$$$$$

    Welcome to Maine.

  • Anonymous

    Budget-conscious people love Market Basket down here in New Hampshire, and in Massachusetts. They undercut the usual suspects like Hannaford, Shaws and Stop & Shop. The big competition will be from Wal-Mart Super Store just down the hill from where this new one will be. You won’t find every brand of soup at a Market Basket, or whatever. This store will be what Lowe’s wasn’t: Busy.

  • Anonymous

    just curious to see what it would cost to build new from the ground up in relation to the 11 million they will spend on renovating Lowes.

  • Anonymous

    Outstanding! Great produce, great meat, great prices. Finally expanding into Maine!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully the 2 state senators dont try to badmouth Market Basket like they did Five Guys.

  • Anonymous

    I think it is great that a new grocery chain is opening here in Maine. I do find it hard to believe that it will employ up to 600 people, if it does, all the better. I hope that people don’t start hammering on them for mostly part time employees and the wages that they pay.

  • Anonymous

    I find it hard to believe that it will produce 600 jobs, but I’m all excited they are finally coming to Maine. I make the 2 hour drive down to Portsmouth once a quarter with my mother. What we save on groceries more then offsets the cost of fuel, tolls and the resulting meal out. I hope they can keep the prices in Biddeford close to what they are in NH (except milk since we have a higher min price here). It would mean only an hour on the road each way instead of 2.

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