Sarkis Mugar in 1915 purchased “Star Market” in Watertown, Massachusetts for $900. At the time Star was primarily a meat market and Sarkis’s son Stephen had an idea to include staple grocery items. Betting on his son’s idea Sarkis added grocery items to the store and sales immediately grew to $350 per week.
In 1964 Star Market merged with Chicago’s Jewel Tea Company and as a result a new brand, Star Osco, was born.
Things did not slow down during the 1970’s and 1980’s as Star entered wholesale business and served as a supplier for independently owned Star Markets. Additionally Jewel was purchased by American Stores and at this time the Star Osco brand was returned back to simply “Star Market”.
In 1994, Invest Corporation purchased Star Market and hired Henry Nasella who at the time was the President of Staples. Following this, Star continued to expand and introduced Wild Harvest.
1999 – Star Market is purchased by Sainsbury’s and becomes part of Shaws
2004 – Albertson’s purchases Shaw’s / Star Market
2006 – Supervalu purchases Shaw’s / Star Market
2012 – Albertson’s NAI / Cerberus purchases Shaw’s / Star Market
Star Markets has locations across Massachusetts
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Hiring Website Link
Go to the following website to apply http://www.starmarket.com/careers/
Policy For Hiring Those With Felony Convictions
We received the following response after contacting Star Market’s parent company Albertsons Inc. regarding their hiring policies for those with felony convictions:
“Albertsons LLC conducts criminal background checks as part of our normal hiring practices. Every job offer is conditioned upon completion of this background check and each and every job applicant’s history is considered on a case by case basis. All applications for employment are accepted online…“
Have They Hired Former Felons?
Star Market’s did not comment on if they have previously hired felons. We have had confirmation from other sources that Albertsons Inc. have indeed hired felons in the past however.
Specific Program For Hiring Former Felons
They do not have a specific program for the hiring of those with felony convictions.
Who Makes Hiring Decisions
Hiring decisions are made by the the local hiring managers with guidance from corporate Human Resource policies.
The Best Way To Secure A Position
Applying at your local Star Market and convincing the management to hire you is your best bet to secure a position.
Applying in person and explaining your conviction face-to-face generally is much better than simply filling out an application.
If you can get a referral from another employee at that location you will also be helping yourself out tremendously.