Market Basket is a locally owned and privately held grocery chain that has been operating for more than 45 years. The chain s stores maintain produce, meat, bakery and in-store floral departments. Its stores feature several varieties of meat, including beef, chicken, fish and pork. The chain s floral departments provide a selection of potted and seasonal plants, floral bouquets and individual stems. Market Basket operates offers bakery products, such as baked breads, cookies, doughnuts, pastries and cakes. Its stores also provide fax services, Western Union money transfers and convenience payment solutions. The company operates more than 30 grocery stores throughout Texas and Louisiana. It additionally offers sign-up options for its online newsletter. Market Basket employs a work force of more than 2,000 people.