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Ramblers Way will close Portsmouth store

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Just over a year after opening a store in Portsmouth, N.H., Ramblers Way will close the store this weekend.

Two Portland-area businesses win SCORE Champion Award

Maureen Milliken |

Two Portland-area businesses are state winners in the the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE earlier this month. Fyood Kitchen, of Portland, and Dental Lace, owned by a Cape Elizabeth...

Robin's Confections moves into high-visibility building in Biddeford

Laurie Schreiber |

A former medical office building in Biddeford that was on the market for several years is viewed by its new owners as the ideal spot for growing the production line of their Robin's Confections...

SMCC, CMCC cook up culinary apprenticeship program with Sunday River

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Southern Maine Community College and Central Maine Community College are teaming up with Sunday River Resort to launch a culinary apprenticeship program this September.

Global price spike forces Maine ice cream maker to forego vanilla

Linda Parker, the owner of Mount Desert Ice Cream, doesn't plan to make or sell vanilla ice cream in her shops in Bar Harbor, Portland or Washington, D.C., due to a global supply crisis.

Two Fat Cats bakery expands to South Portland


The Portland bakery has opened a second location with seating and free parking at the Broadway site where another bakery recently closed.

Mainebiz Food Insider: Franklin County targets growing 'local food roots'

Maureen Milliken |

Last April, a group of nonprofits got together in Farmington to talk about local food insecurity. That's led to a greater effort to connect local resources, including farmers, to people who need...

Fast-growing Gelato Fiasco adds 250 grocery locations in New England

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Gelato Fiasco, already the fastest-growing pint brand in the United States, just added 250 grocery locations in New England.

International Kneading Conference relocates to KVCC campus

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The 12th annual Kneading Conference, a two-day summit for bakers, farmers and anyone who works in the grain industry, announced that this year’s event will relocate to the Kennebec Valley...

Kennebec River Day adds Augusta's first-ever brewfest to its lineup

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The Augusta area's first-ever brew festival has been added to Kennebec River Day events.