Bakery Departments Emerge From Challenging Year

The year dawned with limited expectations in the in-store bakery market, but at its close, many operators are reaping the benefits of adjusting the price, size and quality of their bakery products. To help offset the impact of the recession, Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co.'s bakeries have focused on the company's store brands program. This has involved adding product lines, such as premium

The year dawned with limited expectations in the in-store bakery market, but at its close, many operators are reaping the benefits of adjusting the price, size and quality of their bakery products.

To help offset the impact of the recession, Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co.'s bakeries have focused on the company's store brands program. This has involved adding product lines, such as premium par-baked artisan breads and a line of fully baked everyday cookies, according to John

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