New England Products Trade Show kicks off in Portland

Posted March 12, 2011, at 1:38 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — More than 200 New England businesses and 1,500 buyers are on hand for the start of the 27th annual New England Products Trade Show.

The show opens Saturday and ends Monday at the Portland Sports Complex.

The show features vendors who put their specialty foods, giftware, home furnishings, clothing, books and other items on display for wholesale buyers from stores, museums, gift shops, hotels and other venues