LOVE OF THE LOAF

The booming artisan bread category is generating a lot more than just profits these days at supermarkets. It's also sparking controversy.One decision that caught the bakery industry's attention earlier this year sums up the current debate: Charlotte, N.C.-based Harris Teeter opted to significantly scale back its relationship with two local suppliers of fully baked artisan breads. Taking their place

The booming artisan bread category is generating a lot more than just profits these days at supermarkets. It's also sparking controversy.

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