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Consumer spending is “all over the place,” chocolate shop owner says

Jul 7, 2023
Even with erratic demand, this Maine chocolatier is optimistic about a strong year for her business.
Dean's Sweets in Portland, Maine, is looking forward to a busy summer.
Melissa Mullen Photography

Chocolate is a sweet tradition for Mother's Day

May 8, 2023
Kristin Thalheimer Bingham, who's prepping her store for last-minute buyers, always works to keep her offerings interesting and relevant.
Dean's Sweets grappled with the price of sugar but also values a charming presentation of its goods.
Courtesy Kristin Thalheimer Bingham