Throughout Maine's history there have been many successful, family owned businesses that became household names. Most of them started with just a small store or factory in a town in Maine and grew into something recognized throughout the state or even New England.

As time went on, that success or eventual decline in sales resulted in a larger, out of state corporation buying the long time Maine owned company out and taking the brand elsewhere or eventually ceasing operations completely.

The list of Maine businesses that fall into that category is long, but here are five of some of the most iconic Maine owned businesses that eventually were taken over by big corporations.

5 Iconic Maine Businesses That Were Sold To Big Corporations

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