D&W FOOD CENTERS OPENS ITS FIRST FREESTANDING MANHATTAN BAGEL STORE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- D&W Food Centers here has opened its first freestanding Manhattan Bagel franchise, near a Wal-Mart unit.The company has also begun supplying some of its supermarket bakeries with bagels and other products made at the new facility.D&W officials said shortly after the 2,400-square-foot store opened that sales at the unit were initially on target."We're pleased with customer counts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- D&W Food Centers here has opened its first freestanding Manhattan Bagel franchise, near a Wal-Mart unit.

The company has also begun supplying some of its supermarket bakeries with bagels and other products made at the new facility.

D&W officials said shortly after the 2,400-square-foot store opened that sales at the unit were initially on target.

"We're pleased with customer counts and sales, and that's without any strong marketing," said

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