RETAILERS STRENGTHENED efforts to service the health-conscious this past year with new on-package icons, seals and shelf tags identifying foods that are heart healthy, gluten free, low sodium and rich in whole grains. One of the most comprehensive initiatives came from Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine. Its new “Guiding Stars” program assigns one, two or three stars — signifying good, better and best nutritional value — to national-brand and private-label products throughout the store. ...

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