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Vacant buildings filling up in Falmouth's Route 1 retail district


Ocean State Job Lot will move into the long-vacant store space that once housed Shaw's supermarket at the Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1.

Next 2017: For Daniel and David Kleban, success as brewers also means giving back to the community

Maureen Milliken |

Outside the Maine Beer Co. in Freeport, heavy equipment rumbles over what will be a new parking lot in front of a 24,000-square-foot addition, now under construction.

Next 2017: The Bucks, a farming family with deep roots in The County, diversify with a malting business

Laurie Schreiber |

In 2015, brothers Jared, Joshua, Jacob and Caleb Buck, along with their father Bruce and uncles Barry and Brent, started the Maine Malt House — Maine's first large-scale malt...

Hannaford cooks up ‘Home Chef Challenge with Mario Batali’


Hannaford Supermarkets is joining with ABC’s celebrity chef Mario Batali in a unique recipe contest designed to celebrate home chefs and their cooking inspirations.

Maine Food Insider: b.good unveils 'Food With Roots' campaign


Boston-based restaurant chain b.good, which has locations in Portland and South Portland, has been focusing on locally sourced food for a decade, but last week it launched a new campaign to be sure...

Hannaford donates $400K towards hunger relief


Scarborough-based Hannaford Supermarkets is donating more than $400,000 to strengthen the connection between local food producers and organizations that serve people at risk of going hungry. Maine...

Maine Food Insider: Rosemont Market plans sixth store and consolidated operations


Rosemont Market will open a sixth store and the Portland-based grocer plans to double its local food processing and sales and consolidate most processing and production operations under one...

Default looms for owner of Bangor Mall

The primary owner of the Bangor Mall, Simon Property Group of Indianapolis, is at risk of defaulting on an $80 million loan that dates to 2007.

Brewery is latest tenant for Bangor’s historic Nichols Block


Black Bear Brewing Co., an Orono-based family owned brewery and tap room, is opening its second tap room in Bangor’s historic Nichols Block.

Bixby opens retail shop in Rockland


Bixby & Co., a maker of organic chocolate bars, added a retail operation to its manufacturing site and headquarters in Rockland.