Market Basket today
Though the chain is often called DeMoulas, all of its stores now operate under the Market Basket name (the last of which, No. 6 in Salem, New Hampshire changed in spring 2010). Market Basket supermarkets are usually in shopping centers with other stores, often properties owned by the company through its real-estate arm, Retail Management and Development, Inc. Only two stores in the chain’s history—number 38, in Plaistow, New Hampshire (there were two in Plaistow, NH that were close to each other on Route 125. Now there’s one) and number 11 in Andover, Massachusetts—have ever closed, although stores have closed in order to relocate to larger locations.
Market Basket has started adding Market’s Kitchen to some of its existing stores and most of its new stores. Market’s Kitchen offers submarine sandwiches, panini, rotisserie chickens, salads, and fried foods, as well as pre-made family-style meals. Many new stores also feature a dedicated seafood department that makes fresh sushi daily. Self checkouts do not exist in any store.
Unlike other grocery store chains in New England, Market Basket typically does not feature pharmacies within its stores, although in many cases, pharmacy chains such as Rite Aid are located in shopping plazas adjoining Market Basket stores.