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• There will be four new ShopRite stores operating in Connecticut this week, as locations in Canton, Enfield, Hamden and Stratford open up, part of the group of 11 former Shaw’s stores that were acquired by Wakefern Food Corp. when Supervalu-owned Shaw’s decided to bail out of the Nutmeg State.

Four more former Shaw’s stores are slated to reopen under their new banners next month, with three more to be unveiled later this year.

Reuters wrote that Kraft Foods has “increased the list price of some Maxwell House and Yuban roast and ground coffee by about 4 percent, effective Friday,” with the company saying that “the increase is due to sustained increases in arabica coffee, as well as crude oil and other costs.”
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