Tim Hortons says New England stores could be pruned

OAKVILLE Ontario Tim Hortons Inc., the Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain, said it might shutter underperforming locations in southern New England if traffic and sales there do not improve.

In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the 3,000-unit chain, which operates some 340 units in the United States, said it faces "intense competition from one highly penetrated competitor in the Southern New England market." Dunkin' Donuts, a

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