Team Hancock is proud to announce that Hancock Lumber has been named the 2023 Maine Retailer of the Year! On April 26th, Hancock Lumber’s executive team and retail division leaders accepted the award from the Retail Association of Maine; a nonprofit organization that represents the retail merchant industry before elected officials for policy and voting decisions. The RAM tackles issues such as wage and hour issues, swipe fees, gift cards, worker’s compensation costs, employee benefits, health care costs, taxes and more. Each year they recognize a Maine Retailer that the board feels runs an outstanding retail business and contributes to the community and common good of Maine.
Team Hancock first partnered with the RAM last year during the ‘Maine to Ukraine‘ effort. Our shipping and logistics team helped organize, ship and deliver 40,000 pounds of humanitarian aid, donated from countless businesses across Maine, to the people of Ukraine. Read more about our involvement here.
The award was presented at “The Summit” event, hosted annually by multiple associations dedicated to the retail, hospitality, and grocer industries in Maine. Kevin Hancock was the keynote speaker at the day-long event which included business breakout sessions, lunch and the awards portion. Hancock Lumber was represented by 20 executive team members and retail division leaders. Congratulations to everyone on Team Hancock – without incredible employees, customers, and vendors partnerships this recognition would not be possible.