Worcester Wreath Loses L.L. Bean Contract

HARRINGTON — After 26 years of doing business together, L.L. Bean and Worcester Wreath Co. have parted ways.


Worcester Wreath owner Morrill Worcester said the two companies had been engaged in a “contract dispute” before L.L. Bean notified the company May 15 that it would not be buying Worcester’s fresh Christmas wreaths.

“We just don’t want to get into it, really,” he said. “They’re good people. I’ve had a long relationship with them, 26 years.”

He declined to give specifics about the effect on his business, but called the current holiday season “a rebuilding year” for his company.

A spokesman for L.L. Bean was not immediately available for comment.

Worcester Wreath has gained national acclaim for placing wreaths on all the graves at Arlington National Cemetery. A caravan of vehicles carrying the wreaths to Arlington will pass through Ellsworth Sunday morning.

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