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Gelato Fiasco: No. 1 fastest-growing gelato pint brand in groceries


Gelato Fiasco is the No. 1 fastest-growing gelato pint brand in U.S. grocery stores, according to an analysis by the Brunswick-based company of recent industry data compiled by Information Resources...

VIP Tires names a new president


VIP Tires & Service, an Auburn-based company with 56 locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, announced this week that Timothy Winkeler has been promoted to president in addition...

Maine businesses gear up for Small Business Saturday


Communities and organizations across the state are promoting "Small Business Saturday" this weekend, the seventh year of the movement to encourage buying from local merchants.

Walmart's out, Market Basket's in as Westbrook plaza's anchor

Market Basket, the Massachusetts-based grocery chain that opened in Biddeford in 2013, has replaced Walmart as the anchor store of a new 500,000 shopping center under development in Westbrook. It...

Allagash Brewing: Sixteen Counties pays tribute to Maine suppliers


Sixteen Counties, Allagash Brewing Co.'s pale ale made with 100% Maine-grown and processed grains, will soon be available in 12-ounce bottles, the company announced Friday.

Phish drummer opens Lincolnville store

After six years of work, Briar Fishman and her husband, Phish drummer Jon Fishman, completed the renovation of a three-story building in Lincolnville and have reopened it as a general store.

Rockland settles tax dispute with Ocean State Job Lot

Rockland city councilors Monday night unanimously approved a settlement agreement with Ocean State Job Lot to reduce the city’s valuation on the closeout-sale retailer’s Route 1 property.

Maine Food Insider: Redd bar looks to its East Coast roots after big year out West


Maine-based Redd bar, which earlier this year exceeded its second funding round investment goal of $1.5 million, is building a strong West Coast presence after forging deals in the past year with...

Lewiston's Forage Market selects site in Portland for second cafe and market

Forage Market in Lewiston, which soared to national attention when the October 2016 issue of Saveur magazine dubbed the cafe's bagels some of the best in America, will be opening its second market...

Popular Kennebunkport eatery abruptly closes

David’s KPT, a popular restaurant opened by renowned chef David Turin in Kennebunkport in 2013, abruptly closed without notice to employees.