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The most noticeable change for consumers in the bakery department is that fresh items are now prepackaged for grab-and-go.

Keeping bakery fresh — and safe

Supermarkets install protective measures to get customers buying fresh bakery again

The onslaught of COVID-19 brought with it confusion and fear in the supermarket, and fresh bakery departments were among the hardest hit sections of the grocery store, with people afraid to purchase anything that others could come in contact with.

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