WINTER WONDERS

In-store bakeries typically see sales slump during the slow, dreary month of January. To combat the winter doldrums, retailers use key products, from plaid wedding cakes to flaxseed bread and hot apple pie, to attract customers and drum up sales.After eating with abandon over the holidays, consumers, come January, typically resolve to follow their diets. That means they sidestep the in-store bakery.

In-store bakeries typically see sales slump during the slow, dreary month of January. To combat the winter doldrums, retailers use key products, from plaid wedding cakes to flaxseed bread and hot apple pie, to attract customers and drum up sales.

After eating with abandon over the holidays, consumers, come January, typically resolve to follow their diets. That means they sidestep the in-store bakery. For retailers, the drop down from the holiday high is always bumpy, but they have a f

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