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Led by Elevate Capital venture fund, Minnow closes $1.2M seed round

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Minnow, the developer of the first internet-of-things-enabled food pickup kiosk that helps restaurants manage online and delivery orders, announced Monday that it closed a $1.2M seed round led by...

Mega Millions mania spurs mega sales in Maine

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While no one in Maine won the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot — the single winning lottery ticket was sold in South Carolina — the lure of becoming an instant billionaire spurred Maine...

Hannaford contributes $50,000 to combat child hunger

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Hannaford Supermarkets announced on Wednesday its $50,000 contribution to Full Plates Full Potential to support the nonprofit's work in addressing child hunger.

Brewers begin renovations on historic Bangor building

Orono Brewing Co. owners Heather and Abe Furth have begun renovation of 29 Franklin St. in Bangor, which they purchased in December.

Asian street food inspires winning dish at Maine Lobster Chef of the Year contest

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Chef Avery Richter says Asian street helped inspire her winning dish in the 2018 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition, held Friday as part of the annual Harvest on the Harbor festival last...

Young couple snaps up former Nina's Variety in Falmouth

Laurie Schreiber |

A couple in their early 30s, looking for an affordable lease to establish a variety store and specialty grill, jumped at the chance to buy a property, instead, when they realized the purchase price...

Walmart, Sam's Club stores donate $117K to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

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Employees and customers of Walmart and Sam's Club stores in southern Maine raised $117,666 for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital this year.

Lobster wholesaler’s $1.5M embezzlement lawsuit adds new defendants

A lawsuit by Saco-based lobster wholesaler Sea Salt, alleging that one of the business partners embezzled more than $1.5 million by shipping lobsters to a sham account and then reselling them, has...

Madawaska Kmart to close by year's end as parent Sears restructures

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A Kmart store in Madawaska is among 142 unprofitable stores nationwide due to be closed by Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SLHD), the Hoffmann, Ill.-based retailer that just filed for Chapter 11...

L.L.Bean partners with Maine craft brewers on 'Bean Boots and Brews'

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Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean is clinking glasses with five Maine craft brewers to spotlight Maine-made Small Batch Bean Boots and craft beers in a new collaboration they're calling “Bean Boots and...