• l.l. bean May 4

    Back in Fashion: LL Bean's Flagship Store Is Open 24-7 Again

    An iconic New England retailer reached a pandemic milestone Monday morning. At 10 a.m., L.L. Bean removed bolt locks it had installed on approximately 30 customer service doors on its flagship store in Freeport, Maine — returning the location to 24-hour operations. The locks’ presence ended a nearly 70-year streak of the store being unlocked and open 24 hours a…

  • l.l. bean Feb 5, 2020

    L.L. Bean to Cut 200 Jobs

    L.L. Bean is eliminating 200 jobs across the company and closing its call center in Maine’s second-largest city as part of a reorganization. The layoffs will include full- and part-time employees across all levels, spokeswoman Carolyn Beem told the Portland Press Herald. “We are going through the process of reorganizing certain areas of the company, and unfortunately that includes...

  • l.l. bean Jan 9, 2020

    LL Bean's HQ Staying Put in Town Where Retailer Was Founded

    L.L. Bean’s headquarters is staying put in the Maine community where the mail-order company was founded. The company disclosed at a Town Council meeting this week that it intends to renovate and expand its corporate headquarters in Freeport after reviewing options that included locations in other towns. A company spokeswoman said the review of alternatives was part of the...

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