ALL LIKE IT HOT

Fresh-baked, hot bread programs have emerged as one of the defining characteristics of proactive in-store bakeries, retailers and industry observers told SN.There's nothing quite like the aroma of fresh baked, still-warm bread to inspire consumers to pick up a loaf -- even if bread wasn't on the shopping list. Operationally, hot-bread programs can be profitable without being difficult to execute.Retailers

Fresh-baked, hot bread programs have emerged as one of the defining characteristics of proactive in-store bakeries, retailers and industry observers told SN.

There's nothing quite like the aroma of fresh baked, still-warm bread to inspire consumers to pick up a loaf -- even if bread wasn't on the shopping list. Operationally, hot-bread programs can be profitable without being difficult to execute.

Retailers interviewed by SN said their programs are moneymakers and not terribly

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