FLORIDA, N.Y. -- Big V/ShopRite here has introduced crusty European breads at a remodeled unit in Vails Gate, N.Y., where customers are encouraged to buy just a slice.
All 10 varieties of bread offered have a retail of $2.49 a pound. A demo station, staffed on a recent weekday afternoon when SN visited the store, was busy with customers trying small tastes of the different varieties. Others were buying their favorites by the pound.
"But a surprising number of people buy just a