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Dressbarn, a women’s clothing retail chain based in Mahwah, N.J., announced today it plans to close approximately 650 stores nationwide, including five in Maine.
It's wedding season and a new report shows couples and their invitees contribute an estimated $937 million to the Maine economy.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported it has identified a case of acute hepatitis A virus infection in a Caribou food service worker.
A 33-year-old Maryland man leaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court for the District of Maine to conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, using or attempting to use a fraudulent credit card, possession of 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized
PORTLAND — Businesses that don't have enough space for outside dining, but have adequate parking can now be part of the pilot "parklet" program.
Entosense, an edible insect company in Lewiston, began farming its own crickets over the past winter, with the goal of eventually replacing its outsourced cricket products with locally raised products.
The production facility of gelato-maker Gelato Fiasco has been listed for sale by The Boulos Co. The food-grade production facility, which Gelato Fiasco dubbed the “flavor foundry,” is listed for $1.35 million.
Broker Mark Malone, of Malone Commercial Brokers, wasn't getting a lot of interest in the nine empty units at the Airport Mall on Union Street in Bangor.
GrandyOats, a Hiram-based maker of organic granola and snacks, won a Specialty Food Association sofi award this week for its Turmeric Ginger Cashews snack, a year after it won a sofi for its Coffee Crunch Coconola.
Sure Winner Foods, headquartered in Saco, has filed a petition for Chapter 11 relief with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland.
More than two decades after founding Allagash Brewing Co. in Portland, industry pioneer Rob Tod has been named a James Beard Award winner.
Four Portland-area Hannaford supermarkets have donated a total of $20,000 to area nonprofits, as part of its ongoing store re
Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire-based gym chain, will open a new Maine location in the former J.C. Penney store in Rockland.
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that it has launched delivery of natural and organic products from its Whole Foods Market in Portland through its Prime Now service, which promises to deliver grocery orders in as little as an hour and within a
Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery, a Union-based maker of wine and spirits from Maine-grown fruits and grains, is getting ready to open a tasting room and retail store in Kennebunk.
Some 14 craft brewers so far have signed up for the Kennebec Valley Brewfest, which will be held as part of Kennebec River Day in Augusta Saturday, June 29.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, have joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the “Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019,” legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranchers aiming to sell American agricultural products in the Cuban market. The bipartisan bill would support jobs in Maine and throughout the country by lifting restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.
Collins and King noted in a recent news release that the 2018 Farm Bill took steps to help American agriculture access the Cuban market by allowing funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs for U.S. agricultural products to be used in Cuba. However, they said, the biggest barrier for producers as they seek access to Cuba is the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act’s prohibition on providing private credit for those exports, which forces Cubans to pay with cash up-front for American-grown food. As a result, American farm goods have become less competitive, and Cuba has turned to other countries that are able to extend credit directly to Cuban buyers for transactions.
The proposed bill would amend the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act to allow for private financing of agricultural exports and level the playing field for American farmers competing in the global market.
Noting that farming continues to be a major economic driver of Maine’s rural communities, Collins and King said the legislation would “open up a significant new export opportunity, without costing the government any money or risking any taxpayer dollars.”