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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013

Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

Hostess, with new owners, is expecting a blockbuster return next month for Twinkies and other sugary treats, such as CupCakes and Donettes.

June 23, 2013

That car-rental reservation doesn't guarantee a ride

June 23, 2013

Charles Lawton: A demographic meteorite is aimed at Maine

June 23, 2013

Retail sales growth gives economic hope

Though the trend is not robust, consumer sales are on a consistent upward trend throughout Maine.

June 23, 2013


June 23, 2013

On the Move

June 23, 2013

'Watch Dogs' leads pack as gaming gets real Several photos included in this story

 A video game based on a hacker feels like the nightly news about surveillance and data collection.