Bean Boom: Maine cataloger begins retail-store expansion

As catalog retailers Cabela's and Bass Pro watched sportsmen pour into their debut brick-and-mortar stores, L.L. Bean's first attempt at establishing shops beyond it's Freeport, Maine, outlet fell short. But now, five years later, the crunchy outdoor merchant is at it again with today's opening of it's new retail store in Burlington, Vermont. If all goes well, the company plans to open 26 new stores across the country. Here are the details, from the Boston Globe. click here for the story