Founded in 1960, The Market Basket is a gourmet retailer and off-premise caterer in New Jersey. The company offers meat, seafood, produce and baked items, as well as imported cheese and homemade confections. It provides flowers and gourmet gift baskets. The Market Basket is a family-owned and operated company that offers an e-newsletter. The company manages a housewares and gift department that provides candles, flower pots, vases, garden figurines, and Italian serving platters and bowls. It offers catering services for weddings, rehearsal dinners, family functions and corporate events. In addition, the company provides waitresses, bartenders, chefs and grillers. Its catering menu includes a selection of sandwiches, salads and desserts. The Market Basket additionally offers tents, dance floors, tables and chairs on a rental basis.