QUINCY, Mass. - Stop & Shop here has introduced milk free of the synthetic growth hormone rBST in its New England stores. Of the chain's 385 stores, 240 are carrying the rBST-free milk under Garelick Farms and H.P. Hood labels, said Robert Keane, spokesman for Stop & Shop, a division of Ahold. In the future, Stop & Shop could offer the synthetic hormone-free milk under its own label but that decision has not been finalized, he added. The retailer's decision to carry the product ...

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