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• Western New York-based Tops Friendly Markets announced that it adopting the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System in all of its locations. The NuVal system assigns a number, 1-100, based on an assessment of overall nutrition value, to virtually every item in the store; the higher the score, the higher the nutrition value.

NuVal reportedly is now being used in more than 1,000 supermarkets in 23 states.

• Kraft Foods announced yesterday that it will raise its prices for Maxwell House and Yuban ground coffees by 22 percent. Instant coffee prices are slated to go up 10 percent. The hikes mark the fourth time this year that Kraft has raised coffee prices; the company says that the hikes reflect the increased cost of coffee supplies.

• Bankrupt Borders Inc., which announced last month that it is closing 200 stores as it tries to get its fiscal house in order, said yesterday that it has identified another 28 stores that will be closed.
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