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Stonewall Kitchen to acquire maker of Bada Bing cherries


Stonewall Kitchen, the private equity-backed, York-based specialty food maker and retailer, is expanding its range of products through the acquisition of the Tillen Farms brand of pickled vegetables...

Sazerac plans $1M expansion at Lewiston bottling plant


Boston Brands of Maine, a division of Sazerac Co., will invest $1 million to expand its Lewiston bottling plant, adding at least 30 jobs.

Maine Food Insider: National grocery delivery service Instacart joins local market


The area's online grocery delivery industry got a new player Wednesday as national company Instacart began Portland-area service.

Maine Brew Bus acquires R.I. brewery tour company


Zach Poole, founder of The Maine Brew Bus LLC, announced today he has acquired the operations of The Rhode Island Brew Bus LLC, a company providing all-inclusive tours to breweries, wineries, and...

Hannaford pivots on 'Mario Batali Home Chef Challenge'

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Hannaford Supermarkets announced today it has modified its “Home Chef Challenge with Mario Batali,” following sexual misconduct allegations against the celebrity chef that surfaced Monday...

New businesses opening in downtown Bangor

Downtown Bangor is seeing plenty of new-business activity lately.

L.L.Bean sales steady but not record-breaking

L.L.Bean sales leading up to the holidays have been up and down, but company spokeswoman Carolyn Beem said the Freeport retailer is holding its own in what is proving to be a challenging year for all...

Bangor restaurant will change hands, again

The owner of Giacomo’s, a downtown Bangor grocery store and café, will sell the business after less than a year.

Sea Bags continues East Coast expansion with Annapolis store


Sea Bags, the Portland-based designer and manufacturer of handmade bags and other items made from recycled sails, said it has opened a store in Annapolis, Md.

Popular Wiscasset seafood restaurant changes hands


A veteran of the retail automotive business and a former restaurant owner, Louis Rylant of Bedford, N.H., has purchased the Sea Basket Restaurant in Wiscasset for an undisclosed price.