SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Guiding Stars Licensing Co., which runs the storewide nutrition guidance program launched by Hannaford Bros. here in 2006, announced it has received U.S. patent for its star-based rating system. "At Guiding Stars, we continue to take strides towards our goal of directing the everyday consumer to more easily make healthy, nutritious food choices," said Betts FitzGerald, managing director of Guiding Stars, in a statement. "Obtaining this patent is a vitally important step ...

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