CONNECTICUT COFFEE HIKES DRAW CALL FOR CRACKDOWN

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Consumer backlash over recent hikes in coffee prices may be putting supermarket operators in Connecticut in some hot water.The state's consumer commissioner said she was "inundated with consumer complaints" about retailers apparently changing prices of coffee that had already been placed on the shelf -- a practice that is a criminal offense under a 20-year-old state law, but not

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Consumer backlash over recent hikes in coffee prices may be putting supermarket operators in Connecticut in some hot water.

The state's consumer commissioner said she was "inundated with consumer complaints" about retailers apparently changing prices of coffee that had already been placed on the shelf -- a practice that is a criminal offense under a 20-year-old state law, but not likely to be enforced by state police.

Now the commissioner, Gloria Shaffer, wa

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