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• The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Haggen Inc. will convert a Larry’s Market store that it acquired in Redmond, Washington, to a TOP Food store, the 18th store operated under the TOP banner by the company.

• The Business Journal of Milwaukee reports that the “Copps Food Center in Hurley, which its owner Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. previously announced was closing, will remain open under a new owner.” The store will become a Super One Foods, operated by Minnesota-based Miner’s Foods.

• Published reports say that Starbucks plans to begin selling its Seattle’s Best Coffee brand in 1,900 Subway sandwich shops, beginning with a test that will begin early next year.

Dow Jones reports that Krispy Kreme, while warning that it could close a significant number of stores, is looking to a new small format being tested in New York and Arizona…and plans also to introduce new mini versions of its most popular doughnuts that it hopes will appeal to consumers.

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