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Six Maine companies receive Good Food Awards

From a field of almost 2,000 national entrants, Rising Tide Brewing Co., Black Dinah Chocolatiers, Bixby & Co., Turtle Rock Farm, Gold Star Honeybees and Posto Bello Apiaries were voted on by a...

Maine restaurants named to 'America's Essential Restaurants' list, a popular food blog owned by the Vox Media digital media empire, has placed two Maine restaurants, Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland and the Palace Diner in Biddeford, on its annual...

Oxbow Brewery seeks $1 million in private equity

One of the most popular craft beer breweries in the state of Maine, Oxbow Brewing Co. LLC, filed a notice with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission allowing for the Newcastle-based company to...

Maine discount chain will add 17th location

Renys Department Store will take over a space in Windham formerly occupied by Big Lots and Summit Adventures.

Tea farming in Maine? Yep

With Maine well-steeped in the locally sourced foodie movement, tea farmers could be well-positioned to fill a new niche in the market.

A look at how liquor prices will change Feb. 1

If you're concerned about the price of your favorite liquors starting Feb. 1, Darren Fishell of the Bangor Daily News has set out a nice array of charts for you to check your libations.

Former bank site in Biddeford sells for $790K

Laurie Schreiber |

A Biddeford site that has been a bank and also a car dealership has been sold and is now advertised as an ideal lease for another bank or credit union not far from downtown.

Mainers should buy beef jerky, gummy bears and marshmallows before Friday

Sales-tax exemptions on hundreds of food and beverage products will be eliminated Jan. 1, as part of a two-year state budget that reduces Maine's income and estate taxes.

Outdoor retailers in Maine report slower sales due to warm temperatures

Despite the start of winter this week, unusually warm temperatures have slowed business at some outdoor retailers and other companies in Maine that rely on cold weather to sell their products.

Rockland coffee roaster raising funds for new equipment to keep business open

Rock City Coffee Roasters in Rockland is looking to raise $80,000 for a smokeless coffee roaster to prevent the company from potentially having to close after 16 years in the downtown.