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Maine Food Insider: Rosemont Market plans sixth store and consolidated operations


Rosemont Market will open a sixth store and the Portland-based grocer plans to double its local food processing and sales and consolidate most processing and production operations under one...

Default looms for owner of Bangor Mall

The primary owner of the Bangor Mall, Simon Property Group of Indianapolis, is at risk of defaulting on an $80 million loan that dates to 2007.

Brewery is latest tenant for Bangor’s historic Nichols Block


Black Bear Brewing Co., an Orono-based family owned brewery and tap room, is opening its second tap room in Bangor’s historic Nichols Block.

Bixby opens retail shop in Rockland


Bixby & Co., a maker of organic chocolate bars, added a retail operation to its manufacturing site and headquarters in Rockland.

Maine Craft Distilling raises $500K for expansion

A growing Maine distillery has raised $522,750 in equity to handle increased production and expansion in Portland as well as out of state.

Maine Food Insider: Pass the ravioli … Bruno's Restaurant launches new pasta company


Bruno's Restaurant and Tavern has been providing the Portland area with Italian food for decades, but it took some antique kitchen machinery gathering dust in a friend's garage to give Danny...

L.L. Bean, seeking retail reboot, revamps branding

In a new branding initiative intended to boost retail sales that have been flat the past two years, L.L. Bean has launched a new ad campaign called “Be an Outsider.”

Restaurateur opens three businesses in Camden

Restaurateur Matt Haskell is opening a microbrewery, restaurant and Japanese pub in one building in Camden.

A question of balance: Walmart evaluating 74 regional stores in face of online shopping trends

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The Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s regional general manager is visiting all 74 stores in his coverage area of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and eastern Massachusetts to assess whether stores need to be...

Portland distillery a finalist in nationwide contest for best craft gin


Hardshore Distilling Co. of Portland has been selected as a finalist for the Best Craft Gin Distillery in 2017 in a nationwide competition hosted by USA TODAY.