Bob’s Famous Foodmart and Discount Liquors has its origins back to 1955, when Bob DiMatteo started the store with his parents, Dominic and Mary DiMatteo. It was the day after Mother’s Day and Bob claimed he gave his mother a “Mother’s Day present she would never forget”. Bob’s Famous Foodmart remains a family enterprise. Bob’s son, Ron DiMatteo, is now the co-owner along with George Mather, Jr. Bob’s wife, Joan DiMatteo , still runs the gift card section of the store. With social media growing beyond belief, the greeting card section has been reduced, giving “Joanie” some well-deserved time off. Her time at Bob’s Famous Foodmart is better spent as a marketing consultant, historical advisor, public relations, and overall quality control.
At Gifford’s, ice cream is more than just a dessert. It’s a vacation from the everyday. Every rich, creamy flavor is crafted the old-fashioned way, at our family-owned creamery in Skowhegan, Maine, using only premium ingredients. The result is the kind of ice cream that brings you back – to those long, carefree summer days, where the only worry was how many days were left before school started.