Seasonal items like pumpkin doughnuts are popular throughout fall Photo by Thinkstock

Seasonal items like pumpkin doughnuts are popular throughout fall. (Photo by Thinkstock)

Fall flavors energize retail bakery sales

As summer gives way to fall, retail bakeries are anticipating a sales bump from some fresh takes on popular autumn ingredients.

Pumpkin products, in particular, are proliferating throughout the department. Once limited mainly to pies and breads, pumpkin now appears in everything from cookies to cakes, croissants and more. Harmons Grocery, Salt Lake City, sells pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, served individually or as a platte

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