HARD-HIT GROCERY CATEGORIES LOSE CARBS

NEW YORK -- Eager retailers are beginning to see new low-carbohydrate products in categories like pasta and bread, where diet trends have slimmed sales."We've been pressuring our vendors to come up with products that meet the needs of our customers who want lower-carb options," said Kevin McFadden, bakery category manager for Schnuck Markets, St. Louis. "And it seems a lot of companies are addressing

NEW YORK -- Eager retailers are beginning to see new low-carbohydrate products in categories like pasta and bread, where diet trends have slimmed sales.

"We've been pressuring our vendors to come up with products that meet the needs of our customers who want lower-carb options," said Kevin McFadden, bakery category manager for Schnuck Markets, St. Louis. "And it seems a lot of companies are addressing the issue of taste now."

Reduced-carb breads from Sara Lee and Interstate Ba

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