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Founder of Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream dies at age 90

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Randall H. Gifford Jr., who founded with his wife Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream after they purchased a small dairy in Farmington in 1971 and another dairy in Skowhegan three years later, died...

Oakhurst taps social media to create 'Wild Blueberry Milk' brand

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Oakhurst Dairy, which describes itself as “northern New England's leading dairy brand,” is launching a flavored whole milk that uses wild blueberries sourced from Wyman's of Maine.

Sea Bags opens store in Rockland

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Sea Bags, designers and manufacturers of handmade items from recycled sails, is opening a store in Rockland on Friday that will feature regionally specific products in addition to its standard...

Second restaurant tenant signs at building redeveloped by Colby

Maureen Milliken |

Money Cat Fried Chicken and Donuts will occupy 2,500 square feet in the former bank building at 173 Main St.

Stonewall Kitchen inks licensing agreement with Legal Sea Foods

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Stonewall Kitchen, the York-based specialty food company known for its gourmet jams and pancake mixes, will soon add seafood sauces and marinades to its mix.

South Portland bakery, coffee roastery opens Friday

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A multi-function bakery and coffee shop will open this week in a South Portland building that had long been vacant.

Stonewall Kitchen CEO leaves door ajar for more acquisitions

Renee Cordes |

As if Stonewall Kitchen's pantry were not full enough, the York-based maker of Wild Maine Blueberry Jam and other delicacies is hungry to add more premium brands through bolt-on acquisitions.

Maine Beer Box will head to England

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A year after going to Iceland to market the state’s craft brewers, the Maine Brewers’ Guild said it will send a Maine Beer Box to England in September.

Ice It! opens second location, at 502 Deering Commons


The Yarmouth bakery and cafe is one of three commercial tenants in a new Stevens Avenue mixed-use building.

Falmouth Shopping Center sold to unnamed investors

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The Falmouth Shopping Center has been sold to private local investors for $21 million.