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Updated: December 28, 2023

Year in review: Maine retail news in 2023

Sea Bags store interior File Photo / Renee Cordes Sea Bags' flagship store on Commercial Street in Portland's Old Port.

From Maine brands to national names, here are 10 retail news stories published in 2023. It's a sector we write a lot about, both in the Daily Report and Real Estate Insider.

L.L.Bean trims employee bonuses after 'slight' sales decrease 

Sea Bags adding five ports of call to retail footprint

Bangor-bound: Renys adding to 'Maine adventure' with 18th location 

Former Botto's Bakery bakery sells for $1M; buyer plans retail suites

It's a wrap: Maine blankets take the shelves at L.L.Bean

Bella Funk boutique shop signs lease for storefront in Portland's Old Port 

storefront window with manequins
File photo Courtesy / Malone Commercial Brokers
New Hampshire clothing and gift boutique Bella Funk signed a four-year lease at 43 Exchange St. in Portland’s Old Port.

'Maine Cabin Masters' star branches out with Maine-inspired home decor line 

Maine's first Costco to open in Scarborough 

Costco store exterior
File photo / Peter Van Allen
Maine's first Costco is located at 455 Downs Road in Scarborough.

Buyers of general store in 'boatbuilding capital of the world' plan new offerings 

Rockin' around the OpBox store: Maine-made retail pop-up stars at New York's Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center tree and pop up display
Courtesy / OpBox
Live from New York, it's a retail pop-up store made in Maine, by Woolwich-based OpBox.

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