Maine by the numbers

A daily snapshot of the state's economy

Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

Business blogs

Special Report: Where are the jobs of Maine’s future?

Explore the section

Past Headlines

News from December 9, 2013

December 10, 2013

U.S. household wealth reaches high of $77 trillion

A surging stock market and a steady recovery in home prices drove the trend.

December 9, 2013

U.S. lost $10.5 billion on GM bailout

The remaining stock has been sold, and the Treasury secretary says the alternative to saving the company would have been worse.

December 9, 2013

Sysco to buy US Foods for about $3.5 billion

When the deal closes, Sysco expects the addition of US Foods to boost its annual sales by about 46 percent to around $65 billion.

December 9, 2013

American Airlines, US Air merge to create world’s biggest airline

Whether the deal leads to higher ticket prices, the issue at the heart of legal challenges from the government and consumer groups, remains to be seen.