LINK COULD MAKE PROFITS RISE

SAN FRANCISCO -- Supermarkets can operate better in-store bakeries by linking up with an independent retail baker as a business partner.That's what Peter Houstle, executive vice president of Laurel, Md.-based Retail Bakers of America, suggested during a seminar at the trade group's annual convention here last month.Such a match-up could produce offspring such as better quality products and an improved

SAN FRANCISCO -- Supermarkets can operate better in-store bakeries by linking up with an independent retail baker as a business partner.

That's what Peter Houstle, executive vice president of Laurel, Md.-based Retail Bakers of America, suggested during a seminar at the trade group's annual convention here last month.

Such a match-up could produce offspring such as better quality products and an improved image for supermarket bakeries, he said.

The independent retailer,

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