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• The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Krispy Kreme – struggling to achieve past glory despite financial troubles, devolving brand equity and a sense that its products aren’t as good as it used to be – is testing the sale of soft-serve ice cream.

The ice cream is only available in select markets, and goes on the market even as Baskin-Robbins has decided to get into the soft-serve ice cream business.

• Walgreen said yesterday that it will open three stores in Alaska – its first in that state – next year. The company says that this will give it a presence in each of the fifty states, plus Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

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