BAKING BRINGS IN THE DOUGH, ESPECIALLY ON HOLIDAYS

SEATTLE -- Associated Grocers here, wholesaler to about 340 independent grocery stores, stocked up on baking supplies to meet anticipated increased demand for the holidays, claiming that 30% of baking sales are transacted in November and 40% in December."There's a little spike at Eastertime, but nothing like fourth quarter," said Kathryn Brumble, baking category manager for Associated Grocers. The

SEATTLE -- Associated Grocers here, wholesaler to about 340 independent grocery stores, stocked up on baking supplies to meet anticipated increased demand for the holidays, claiming that 30% of baking sales are transacted in November and 40% in December.

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