Cake slices on display at Pennington Quality Market

Cake slices on display at Pennington Quality Market.

Pieces of Cake: Bakeries Selling More Singles

In-store bakeries offering individual cake slices and mini versions of other items see sales rising, margins expanding and customers returning quicker

Retailers are having success with single-serve cake slices, and now are trying smaller-sized packs of everything from muffins to doughnut holes.

Some, like Harp’s Food Stores, Springdale, Ark., have been selling single-serve bakery items for years, but have recently pumped up their variety.

In fact, Harp’s is exploring sources right now for containers for its probably-soon-to-be-launched push-up cake

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