Cookies remain one of the most profitable items in the retail bakery business, and automated depositing is paving the way for even greater efficiencies. In one recent example, Busch’s Fresh Food Market, a 17-store operator based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is installing a 1,400-square-foot freezer at its central plant in nearby Clinton, Mich., to assist in the conversion to automated… Read more »
You know a good bakery when you smell it. And by “it,” we mean butter, morphing into crumbly croissants or gooey cookies or sugary kouign amann. This year, we stumbled upon outstanding bakeshops all over the country. These are our favorites.
Despite strong growth in the in-store bakery in recent years, bakery bread sales are flat or down, according to data from Nielsen Perishables Group.
Retail bakeries have long been innovators in the culinary world. Whether it be decorating, flavor, etc., bakeries continue to not only offer those comfort desserts that people will always gravitate toward, but also new and exciting innovations in both ingredients and the health and wellness movement. Today’s retail bakery has something for everyone, from the traditional sweet-tooth to the health conscious shopper who want to indulge, but stay regimented in watching what they eat.
On Sunday mornings, the line at the backdoor of Fritz Trefzger’s bakery snakes through the courtyard as customers wait for their chance to step into the inner sanctum of his kitchen.
Nestlé is hosting a month-long competition to determine which U.S. bakery can conjure up the best Crunch-inspired birthday treat.
Although in-store bakeries struggled to grow dollar sales during most of 2012, muffins have continued their upward trend. During the 52 weeks ending Nov. 24, 2012, muffins averaged weekly sales of $483 per store, a gain of 5.9 percent from the previous year.
Six of the world’s top 10 bakeries, as named by Departures magazine, are located in the United States.
Departures, the American Express travel magazine, has unveiled the top 10 bakeries in the world, and six of them are located in the United States.