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Comparison of prices for summertime food favorites

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The Associated Press | July 2, 2012 12:15 PM EST | AP


A glut has driven down soft-shell lobster prices in Maine. Some other popular summertime foods and their advertised prices this week in the Portland area:

_ Skinless chicken breasts: $1.99/pound

_ Italian sausage: $3.69/pound

_ Small soft-shell lobsters: $3.79/pound

_ 85 percent lean ground beef patties: $3.99/pound

_ Natural casing frankfurters: $3.99/pound

_ New York sirloin steak: $4.99/pound

_ Baby back ribs: $5.99/pound

_ Marinated beef tips: $7.99/pound

_ Sockeye salmon fillets: $9.99/pound

_ Fresh swordfish steaks: $12.99/pound

_ Sea scallops: $15.99/pound

Sources: Lobster dealers, fliers for Hannaford, Shaw's supermarkets.