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Grocer buys well-known Scarborough eatery

The Dunstan School Restaurant, a former schoolhouse that is highly visible on Route 1 in Scarborough, will be converted into a natural foods grocer after having been sold...

Yelp: Portland No. 1 for local holiday shopping

Portland is the No. 1 city in the country for local holiday shopping, according to an analysis by business reviews website Yelp.

Two retailers coming to Bangor in $11M plan

A developer is planning to invest $11 million to bring BJ's Wholesale Club and another retailer to a former Home Depot location in Bangor that has been vacant for about six...

Old Town plan could call for anchor retailer

A master plan for redevelopment of Old Town’s downtown could call for a major retailer like Trader Joe’s or L.L.Bean to move in and spur economic activity...

Moody's Diner worker gets rights panel's nod

The Maine Human Rights Commission has ruled in favor of a longtime employee at Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro who alleged that she was discriminated against on religious grounds...

Anthropologie to open first Maine store

Anthropologie, a national upscale retailer that sells clothing, jewelry and home decor, is planning next year to open a store in downtown Portland, its first-ever location in...

Biddeford touts $50M mill redevelopment plan

Biddeford officials announced on Thursday a $50 million redevelopment plan by a private developer to convert the Lincoln Mill into apartments, a hotel and restaurants.

Hannaford sales surge during Market Basket feud

Sales at Scarborough-based Hannaford Supermarkets increased by $100 million during this year’s third quarter, and its parent company says competitor Market Basket is to...

Home Depot: Data breach was through vendor

As many as 56 million debit and credit card numbers were stolen in a Home Depot data breach in September as a result of hackers breaking into a third-party vendor, the company...

Dollar General to open five Maine stores

Dollar General Corp., the country's largest small-box retailer, is expected to hire up to 50 employees for five stores under construction in central and southern Maine.