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 September 8, 2013

September 8, 2013

Charles Lawton: Focus on solving problems, not saving programs



September 8, 2013

Renting out rooms generates backlash

homeowners with rooms to rent The growing online peer-to-peer marketplace runs into opposition from business owners, city officials and neighbors.

September 8, 2013

Connecticut's lobstering ban aims to build fishery

The three-month closure is a compromise after scientists had advised a five-year ban.

September 8, 2013

Datebook



September 8, 2013

On the Move