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BETHEL, Conn. -- Like many IGA independents, Caraluzzi's Bethel Food Market here has to compete with a major chain in its marketplace. For Caraluzzi's, that chain is Ahold USA division Stop & Shop, Quincy, Mass., which operates three stores near this community in far-western Connecticut near the New York border.And while Caraluzzi's -- which opened a second store in nearby Georgetown two months ago,

BETHEL, Conn. -- Like many IGA independents, Caraluzzi's Bethel Food Market here has to compete with a major chain in its marketplace. For Caraluzzi's, that chain is Ahold USA division Stop & Shop, Quincy, Mass., which operates three stores near this community in far-western Connecticut near the New York border.

And while Caraluzzi's -- which opened a second store in nearby Georgetown two months ago, and also operates a liquor store here -- certainly competes with Stop & Shop

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