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Supermarket competition heats up with Hannaford's plans to add new store in Brunswick

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Hannaford Supermarkets announced Wednesday it will locate a store in the former Bookland and adjacent Staples space at the Cook’s Corner Mall in Brunswick — a project providing a...

New Hermon convenience store reflects expanded business activity

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A new convenience store at 1739 Hammond St. in Hermon is another sign of the town’s expanded business activity, said Scott Perkins, Hermon's economic and community development director.

Four Maine companies — six winning products — at Good Food Awards

James McCarthy |

Liquid Riot Bottling Co., a brewery, distillery and resto-bar located in Portland's Old Port, won three awards in the ninth annual Good Food Awards competition, leading a strong showing by the four...

New farm-to-table eatery planned for Damariscotta

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Plans are in the works to open a farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Damariscotta.

Belfast weighs proposal from Tractor Supply involving large commercial lot

Laurie Schreiber |

Belfast received its first application in 11 years for the use of a lot of 84 acres — singularly large for the city — along its Route 3 commercial zoning district. The application, to...

South Portland OKs recreational marijuana store

A company calling itself “Sea Weed” received unanimous approval Wednesday night from South Portland's Planning Board to build an adult recreational marijuana retail store near the Maine...

Women’s clothing store Maurices closes at Aroostook Centre Mall

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The Aroostook Centre Mall in Presque Isle continues to experience fluctuations in its prospects.

Shutdown's impact outside of D.C.? Just ask owner of Downeast seafood smokehouse

Laurie Schreiber |

The owner of Sullivan Harbor Farm, an artisanal seafood smoking operation in Hancock, was on track to reopen this month. But the federal government shutdown has prevented her from receiving final...

Retail & Distribution: Lewiston footwear distributor to step up its hiring

Renee Cordes |

Lewiston's M. Leonard International Inc. plans to step up hiring after adding a Danish clog brand it's distributing exclusively for Sanita Denmark A/S.

Grocers and food producers: Increase in minimum wage creates uncertainty for grocers

William Hall |

Holiday sales are just one bellwether for Maine's grocery stores and supermarkets going into 2019, according to Christine Cummings.