NEW STOP & SHOP POPS BAKERY IN ITS OWN DESTINATION SPOT

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Bucking an industry trend, Stop & Shop Cos. has positioned the in-store bakery in its newest unit here many aisles away from the primary prepared-foods area, which chain officials said they hope helps spread out the in-store excitement.The Quincy, Mass.-based chain's philosophy expressly calls for keeping the departments physically separated, while many other supermarket operators

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Bucking an industry trend, Stop & Shop Cos. has positioned the in-store bakery in its newest unit here many aisles away from the primary prepared-foods area, which chain officials said they hope helps spread out the in-store excitement.

The Quincy, Mass.-based chain's philosophy expressly calls for keeping the departments physically separated, while many other supermarket operators recently have begun to pull their in-store bakeries closer to their food-service/

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