UP TO SCRATCH

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- While many supermarkets are adding bake-off and thaw-and-sell products to their bakery mix to counter labor shortages and consistency problems, at least one retailer is sticking with scratch.That retailer, Melmarkets, based here, recently opened a store in Great Neck, N.Y., an affluent New York City suburb, where it features an extensive scratch bakery with new bread-producing

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- While many supermarkets are adding bake-off and thaw-and-sell products to their bakery mix to counter labor shortages and consistency problems, at least one retailer is sticking with scratch.

That retailer, Melmarkets, based here, recently opened a store in Great Neck, N.Y., an affluent New York City suburb, where it features an extensive scratch bakery with new bread-producing equipment designed to make production more efficient.

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