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Circle B Farms named UMaine food aggregator

Circle B Farms in Caribou was recently named the University of Maine system’s food aggregator for northern Maine.

Maine Food Insider: Lewiston's Forage Market plans Portland location

Lori Valigra |

Forage Market in Lewiston, which soared to national attention when the October 2016 issue of Saveur magazine dubbed the store's bagels some of the best in America, plans to open a store in Portland...

H&M moves to new location at Maine Mall

Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB, better known as H&M, moved its store Thursday to a new location at the Maine Mall in South Portland.

Shipyard files trademark lawsuit against Midwest brewery

Portland-based Shipyard Brewing Co. alleges in a federal lawsuit that a Missouri brewery is selling a beer that infringes on Shipyard's trademarked name.

LePage threatens outright ban if lawmakers pass 'nips' deposit bill


Gov. Paul R. LePage told lawmakers Tuesday that if they approve a bill extending the state's bottle deposit law to include the 50-milliliter alcohol containers he'd work to ban all sales of...

Maine Food Insider: Cumberland Farms commits to sell healthier foods

Lori Valigra |

Cumberland Farms, with 24 stores and 495 employees in Maine, is the largest U.S. convenience store chain to join Partnership for a Healthier America, a nonprofit backed by former first lady Michelle...

GrandyOats, in growth mode, receives EPA sustainable practices award

Laurie Schreiber |

GrandyOats, the Hiram-based producer of organic cereals and snacks, is on a roll.

L.L.Bean makes Forbes' 2017 best 'mid-size companies' list


L.L.Bean is the only Maine company named to Forbes magazine's list of the 300 best mid-size companies in the nation.

Maine wild blueberries will be in schools in eight more states


The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine’s 2017 initiative to get more public school systems to offer wild blueberries to their students is quickly — and literally — gaining new...

Maine Food Insider: Tech in supermarkets seen as competitive edge

Lori Valigra |

The newest gauntlet tossed into the intense competition between supermarkets in Maine is technology, which potentially could win back shoppers by personalizing their experience at the store, right...