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Bloomberg reports that Kraft Foods Group is looking to sell the Breakstone business, a move that it hopes could bring it in the neighborhood of $400 million. The story notes that the sour cream and cottage cheese business is not the only one likely to be divested by Kraft, as it looks to sell "smaller brands" and focus on its top-selling labels.

• The Associated Press reports that Safeway "is betting that its investment in a new customer loyalty program will eventually pay off, as the supermarket operator looks to fend off big-box retailers and other competitors that are expanding their grocery aisles." Safeway said yesterday that its new "Just for U" program "continued to eat into its profit margins in the third quarter. But the program is already showing signs of boosting results, Safeway said, with its market share up and sales in the current quarter running up 1 percent."

• The Orlando Sentinel reports that Publix is expanding the "test of an online deli ordering system to 50 stores around Georgia and Florida – but not in Orlando." The system - which allows people to avoid lines by ordering via their computers or mobile devices - is seen as yet another way for Publix to test out online marketing options.

The Los Angeles Times reports that TC Global, parent coffee of Tully's Coffee, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying that "“significant challenges that were preventing the company from being profitable."

The company said it plans to close a number of its 175 stores and emerge from bankruptcy sometime next year.

Reuters reports that the US Postal Service (USPS) said yesterday that the cost of mailing a first class letter will go up by a penny to 46 cents on January 27. The last time the cost of a stamp went up, by a penny, was last January.

The story notes that the USPS also will begin selling "a new, global Forever stamp starting next year, which customers can use to send letters anywhere in the world for a set price of $1.10."
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