CHELSEA -- In the wake of Monday's firing of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and two other top executives, Market Basket employees plan to rally Tuesday afternoon at the grocery store chain's Chelsea store to protest the firings.
Employees are planning on a 2:30 p.m. rally outside the new Chelsea Market Basket store at 170 Everett Ave.
In the ongoing feud between rival sides of Demoulas family, which owns the 72-store supermarket chain based in Tewksbury, the Market Basket board held an election for company officers on Monday, ousting Arthur T. Demoulas as the supermarket chain's president.
Arthur T. Demoulas narrowly avoided an anticipated firing last July during a 13-hour board meeting, where several thousand employees and others rallied outside the meeting to support him.
Also removed were Market Basket's director of operations Bill Marsden and vice president of grocery sales and merchandising Joe Rockwell.
The Market Basket board elected Felicia Thornton as the chain's chief operating officer and James Gooch as chief administrative officer, effective immediately.
Lawsuits, protests and petitions between rival board members and management have increased since last June when there was a shift in control of the board in favor of the CEO's rival cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.