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A new Maine-grown potato hits New England supermarket shelves

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The Caribou Russet potato, developed by the University of Maine, is now available in more stores throughout New England.

Dirigo Food Safety, Unity College win innovation challenge

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Dirigo Food Safety of Yarmouth and a team from Unity College won top honors in the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge, held at Saint Joseph's College in Standish last weekend.

Stonewall Kitchen acquires Napa Valley Naturals and Montebello pasta brands

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Adding more premium brands to its pantry, Stonewall Kitchen said Friday that it has acquired Spruce Valley Naturals LLC of Napa Valley, Calif., for an undisclosed amount.

Charles F. Canning Jr., family patriarch and business leader, dies

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The Canning family announced Thursday that Charles F. Canning Jr., retired CEO of Pine State Trading, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13. He was 83.

Biddeford's Palace Diner named among country's 38 essential restaurants

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Biddeford's Palace Diner, the popular breakfast and lunch hotspot housed in a refurbished 1920s-era train car, has just been listed on Eater's 2018 list of America's 38 Essential Restaurants. It's...

Duluth Trading Co. South Portland site was just waiting to be developed

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The Maine Mall Road parcel is right next to the Maine Turnpike, but potential developers "couldn't see the Turnpike for the trees," broker Andrew Ingalls said.

Planet Dog is sold to Denver-based distributor of pet products

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The wholesale operations of Planet Dog, a Westbrook-based dog-products company with a retail site in Portland, have been acquired by Outward Hound, a portfolio company of a private equity firm.

Another Maine Kmart store axed as part of Sears' bankruptcy

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Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SLHD) axed another of its Maine stores on Thursday, announcing it will close the Kmart location in Waterville and 39 others as it moves through bankruptcy reorganization.

Maine ‘specialty crop’ producers get competitive boost from $538K USDA grant

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Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announced Friday that Maine has received $538,073 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to...

Shaw's Maine drivers win pay hike in first Teamsters-negotiated contract

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After gaining union representation in January, truck drivers and mechanics at Shaw's Supermarkets' Wells distribution center have agreed to a contract that provides their first pay raise in four...

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