We’re the statewide organization representing the interests and concerns of Maine’s grocery and food producer industry.   The 127th Legislature is hosting meet and greets and have started to schedule public hearings on legislative proposals for the week of January 26th.  We review every bill and post all bills of interest.  While there is a great deal of attention on Governor LePage’s proposed two year budget, we’re reviewing a number of proposals to raise the state’s minimum wage.  For a preview, be sure to click on the Legislative Watch to track these bills and other proposals of interest.

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It’s Time to Renew Your Membership!

There is no better time to join the Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association – Maine’s only association dedicated to the grocery and food producer industry. The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association understands your business.  Our goal  is to save you time and money.  Our strength is in our numbers, and every membership counts.  Your membership investment ensures a stronger voice in Augusta and Washington.

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How to "Net" a Customer - It May Not be the Lower Price

A News Feed From Kevin Coupe, Morningnewsbeat.com

Boomerang Commerce is out with a report that, while in some ways states the obvious, is worth considering because its recommendations run counter to how many retailers operate.

Because pricing is “a key weapon to increase market share and disrupt the market,” many retailers believe that price-matching is the best way to compete in a dog-eat-dog marketplace. But, the report suggests, it is not always the best way.

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