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Lamey-Wellehan President Jim Wellehan creates a legacy of advocacy and fairness

Dylan Martin |

Ask Jim Wellehan what it means to be a business leader, and for his initial response, you likely won't hear him mention Lamey-Wellehan, his 100-year-old, Auburn-based family retail shoe...

L.L.Bean sets goal of 100 retail stores by 2020

L.L.Bean Inc. told employees in a memo Wednesday that it plans to quadruple the number of retail stores by 2020.

Maine's taxable sales set record at $18.9 billion

Maine Revenue Services is reporting the state’s taxable sales in 2014 reached $18.94 billion, 4% higher than the 2013 tally.

Officials say Maine in midst of dairy license boom

Maine agriculture officials reported a record level of interest among farms in the state to get licenses to sell dairy products.

In his new company, Bull Moose's Brett Wickard uses statistics to infer customer buying patterns

Lori Valigra |

When Bull Moose's computerized ordering system bought hundreds of copies of Walt Disney's "Hocus Pocus," Chad Verrill, the music chain's director of operations, was surprised.

Hannaford names new president

Hannaford Supermarkets has named a senior executive from its parent company as its next president, who will take over when Brad Wise retires this summer.

Local developer buys historic building in downtown Portland

Dylan Martin |

A group led by a Portland developer has purchased a historic four-story building with office and retail space in the heart of the city’s downtown.

Teamsters seek to unionize Shaw’s pharmacists

The Teamsters union is seeking to organize pharmacists at Shaw’s Supermarket’s 16 stores in Maine, a move that is being challenged by the regional supermarket...

Study: Hannaford saves $16M on sustainability

Hannaford Supermarkets is saving $16 million and diverting tens of millions of pounds in waste annually because of its sustainability practices, according to a new study.

Boothbay Harbor restaurateur buys Bartley's Dockside Restaurant in Kennebunk

Dylan Martin |

A Boothbay Harbor restaurant owner and New York City chef have purchased the former Bartley’s Dockside Restaurant, a central spot in Kennebunk that was known for having...