WEST/BAKERY: TOM THUMB

DALLAS -- Tom Thumb here is making a giant commitment to bakery in its new perishables-dominated store, the first unit the retailer has built since it was acquired more than a year and a half ago by Randall's Food Markets, Houston, a leader in fresh foods merchandising.Tom Thumb hasn't come up with a brand-new concept. Rather, it has taken a successful concept pioneered by other supermarkets -- most

DALLAS -- Tom Thumb here is making a giant commitment to bakery in its new perishables-dominated store, the first unit the retailer has built since it was acquired more than a year and a half ago by Randall's Food Markets, Houston, a leader in fresh foods merchandising.

Tom Thumb hasn't come up with a brand-new concept. Rather, it has taken a successful concept pioneered by other supermarkets -- most notably Randall's and Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y. -- and executed it with a

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