Market Basket suppliers: ‘It’s great to have them back’

Market Basket suppliers: ‘It’s great to have them back’

“Market Basket is our biggest customer, and the [walkout] affected us quite a bit. We had to cut everybody’s hours back and spread the pain around a little bit. So everybody was happy to work overtime when we got the call.” —JOE FANTINI, Fantini Bakery

Energized workers — and relieved suppliers — were busy getting Market Basket stores back to life following an agreement between the company’s warring family owners that ended an extraordinary wildcat strike that virtually shut down the chain for nearly six weeks.

The deal calls for deposed president Arthur T. Demoulas and the “Class B” shareholders to buy the shares from rival “Class A” shareholders for a reporte

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