NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Stop & Shop has cut back its hot-food programs and has eliminated seating at a new store that opened here last month. Ready-to-eat fare at this store is limited to pizza, sandwiches and rotisserie items with a few side dishes, and that represents a significant departure for the Quincy, Mass.-based chain. After a dramatic entry into the meals arena three years ago with a resident chef and a 30-foot, self-service hot buffet at its Quincy flagship unit, the company ...

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