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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Study: New State-Run Recycling Program Could Cost Mainers $134 Million a Year

Family of four could pay more than $50 a month more for groceries

June 7, 2021 – Augusta, ME – A new study released last week estimates that a bill being considered by the Maine Legislature could increase the cost of consumer products by between $99 million and $134 million a year, leading to a potential cost increase for a family of four of between $32 per month and $59 per month.

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