• coronavirus May 3, 2021 10:50 pm

    LL Bean Flagship Store Is Open 24-7 Again

    L.L. Bean is resuming 24-7 service at its flagship store in Freeport, another sign that the state of Maine is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • l.l. bean May 4, 2021 3:27 pm

    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…

  • ll bean July 18, 2020 6:23 pm

    For the First Time, LL Bean to Sell Its Products in US Chain Stores

    L.L. Bean is expanding from its original model of direct-to-customer catalog sales and in-stores sales with an agreement to sell products in Nordstrom, Staples and sporting goods chain SCHEELS. The company’s first wholesale agreements in the U.S. represent a push to get L.L. Bean products in front of more consumers. The Maine-based retailer believes its products are underrepresented in...

  • coronavirus April 8, 2020 9:30 am

    ‘Team Effort': Local Companies Like L.L. Bean, New Balance to Make Face Masks

    Some of your favorite shoe brands are on the front lines fighting coronavirus.  Manufacturers like New Balance and L.L. Bean say they’ve adapted production lines to make masks for health care workers and everyday people.  New Balance has set a goal of 100,000 masks per week by mid-April, with factories in Norridgewock, Maine, and Lawrence, Massachusetts, helping make that...

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