Employees and others hold signs in support of Market Basket's president at a rally outside the Epping supermarket in September. (UNION LEADER FILE)
Granite State Business News Quiz 2013
The state switched vendors for its lucrative liquor contract, several more fledgling breweries emerged, and technology companies continued to make their mark.
Answers are below. (For the national perspective, Google the Wall Street Journal's Dec. 26 article "Business News in 2013: A Quiz," which inspired this feature.)
1. A battle for control of the Market Basket supermarket chain has pitted a rival family faction against its chief executive. The name of the company's CEO is:
3. Granite State Hospitality was awarded a contract by the state as part of a $32 million makeover of the Hooksett rest areas on Interstate 93 that will include new state liquor stores, gas stations and several restaurants. The company is better known as:
C. FIRST president Donald E. Bossi
D. C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. spokesman Bryan T. Granger
1. "If you tell a smart kid he's got one wish, he'll wish for a 1,000 wishes. If you ask an inventor what he'd invent, he'd say I'm going to invent 1,000 more inventors."
3. "A lot of people compare us to Southwest in a lot of ways. They do everything so much different than the rest of their industry, but it works for them."
6. Manchester jeweler David Bellman has introduced a method to:
8. Which of these New Hampshire brands is not a brewery?
B. Whole Foods
D. In-N-Out Burger
10. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission ended a 40-year relationship with Law Warehouses of Nashua and awarded its liquor warehousing and trucking business to which Ohio-based company?
1.B. Market Basket's CEO is Arthur T. Demoulas.
2.D. Dyn does not have a boat-to-work day. Grappone Automotive Group in Concord offers that perk for employees.
3. C. The Common Man restaurant group.
4. C. The San Francisco law firm that prosecuted the MTBE case for the state is being paid from settlement proceeds or penalties from the $236 million jury verdict, which ExxonMobil is appealing.
5. A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2.
6. C. Eliminate bacteria from jewelry.
7. C. Demand for sapphire materials has surged since Apple started using it as a camera-lens cover for its iPhones in 2012.
8. B. North Hampton-based Sea Hagg distills rum.
9. A-3 Hooksett, B-2-4 Nashua and Portsmouth, C-1 Exeter, D-Sorry, In-N-Out fans; the California burger chain has no plans to come to New Hampshire at this time.
10. A-Exel Inc. of Westerville, Ohio, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German firm, Deutsche Post DHL.