Market Basket was founded in early 1962 by Johnie Alford, Ed Hughes, Howard Hatfield, Roy Theriot & BruceThompson.
Each were independent grocers, owning one store each. The five grocers joined together in order to keep advertising costs low and pool their purchasing power. Three of the grocers remained as one supermarket operation while Hughes and Thompson formed a 50-50 corporation for joint expansion, each retaining his existing store.
6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
7 Days a week.