SECOND BREAD OF LIFE UNIT LEANING ON CRUSTY 'STAFF'

PLANTATION, Fla. -- Bread of Life Natural Food Market opened its second unit here last month, with a new focus on its namesake.The specialty retailer, labeled a natural foods supermarket operator by its owners, Richie Gerber and Jim Oppenheimer, is significantly boosting its efforts to capture a share of the growing market for European-style, crusty bread.The trend in merchandising such upscale breads

PLANTATION, Fla. -- Bread of Life Natural Food Market opened its second unit here last month, with a new focus on its namesake.

The specialty retailer, labeled a natural foods supermarket operator by its owners, Richie Gerber and Jim Oppenheimer, is significantly boosting its efforts to capture a share of the growing market for European-style, crusty bread.

The trend in merchandising such upscale breads is also becoming more important to supermarket in-store bakeries, said bak

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