We’re the statewide organization representing the interests and concerns of Maine’s grocery and food producer industry.

Government relations is a key membership benefit and we’re engaged 12-months a year in legislative, regulatory and policy matters impacting our members.

We are actively monitoring and engaging in new 2021 legislation. Be part of the discussion, weekly, or just listen in: Email Us for the dial-in details!

We thank you for engaging with your State Representatives and Senators.

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REMINDER:  The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding retail stores, restaurants, and shoppers that the statewide ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags will go into effect on July 1, 2021.

Implementation of a state law that prohibits restaurants, stores, and a wide variety of other eating establishments from using polystyrene foam disposable food containers will take effect on July 1, 2021.

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Menstrual products will be exempt from sales tax beginning on October 1, 2021.

The Sales Tax Division has posted two bulletin updates to the MRS website:
Bulletin No. 12 – Retailers of Food Products. The bulletin was updated to remove
“menstrual products” from a chart of examples of taxable non-food products that may be
sold by a retailer of food products. Menstrual products will be exempt from sales tax
beginning on October 1, 2021.

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