HARTFORD, Conn. -- A group of 42 Carvel franchisees has filed a federal suit here that calls for Carvel to stop selling its ice cream products in supermarkets, claiming that practice is cannibalizing their business. Last month's filing followed legal action begun in 1994, when Farmington, Conn.-based Carvel filed a court claim that asked for a ruling on whether the supermarket program breached its franchise agreement. As of late July, the dispute still was pending. At issue is whether ...

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