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L.L.Bean to open first New York outlet

L.L.Bean is planning to open its first outlet store in New York this summer.

Behind the scenes at the Portland Farmers' Market

Lori Valigra |

For farmers, getting ready for the Portland Farmers' Market often starts the evening before, with picking goods then packing crates, and continues at sunrise the next day with loading the...

Sugarloaf to spend $1.3 million on lift upgrades

Sugarloaf will install a new, state-of-the-art terminal at the bottom of the King Pine chairlift this summer, part of more than $1.3 million in upgrades to the resort's lift infrastructure, the...

Maine Startup & Create Week: Food distributors challenged by margins, changing food landscape

Getting food from producers to customers like co-ops, hospitals and retail stores can be costly and timely, so distributors have to be nimble to meet changing customer demands while watching their...

Eight entrepreneurs get SCORE 'Success Awards'

Lori Valigra |

SCORE, the largest collaborative mentoring organization in Maine, handed out its “Success Awards” to eight entrepreneurs Thursday in a partner event with Maine Startup & Create Week.

Maine Startup & Create Week: Social media becomes hub for food distribution

Lori Valigra |

Social media platforms are opening up new markets for farmers, providing traceability for food, helping identify surplus food for redistribution and giving consumers a forum to learn more about...

Hannaford owner to merge with European co.

Belgium-based Delhaize Group, the parent company of Hannaford Supermarkets, said Wednesday that is has reached an agreement to merge with another European company that has a significant New England...

Carhartt to open first Maine store

Carhartt, a Dearborn, Mich.-based work apparel company, is planning to open its first company-owned store in Maine.

CEI subsidiary gets $55M capacity for New Markets Tax Credit program

CEI Capital Management, a subsidiary of Coastal Enterprises Inc., announced Monday that it has received $55 million in New Markets Tax Credit capacity from the federal government.

Mainely Tubs triples space in Scarborough as sales reach $7.5 million

Dylan Martin |

When an unfinished furniture store closed in Scarborough last fall, it left a large hole in the town's otherwise booming retail market. But it didn't take too long for Jim Van Fleet to...