FRESH-BAKED BAGELS ROLLING UP VOLUME RISE AT CARR GOTTSTEIN

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- In the land of glaciers, Carr Gottstein Foods here is making sure customers know that at least its bagels aren't frozen.The chain pushed off a fresh-baked bagel program in August that now is snowballing in sales, with increases of 60% in the two stores where fresh-baked bagels have replaced bake-off versions of the product.The two units together are selling approximately 2,500

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- In the land of glaciers, Carr Gottstein Foods here is making sure customers know that at least its bagels aren't frozen.

The chain pushed off a fresh-baked bagel program in August that now is snowballing in sales, with increases of 60% in the two stores where fresh-baked bagels have replaced bake-off versions of the product.

The two units together are selling approximately 2,500 bagels a day, said Steve Neilson, director of bakery for the 23-unit retailer.

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