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Big Bear Sells Bakery OperationStores here has sold its commercial bakery operation in order to invest more heavily in expanding its in-store bakery business.The 77-store chain, a division of the Penn Traffic Co., Syracuse, N.Y., sold the business to Flowers Industries, a $1.2 billion food manufacturer based in Thomasville, Ga. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.Big Bear officials said that for

Big Bear Sells Bakery Operation

Stores here has sold its commercial bakery operation in order to invest more heavily in expanding its in-store bakery business.

The 77-store chain, a division of the Penn Traffic Co., Syracuse, N.Y., sold the business to Flowers Industries, a $1.2 billion food manufacturer based in Thomasville, Ga. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Big Bear officials said that for the immediate future, Flowers would continue to supply Big Bear s

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