MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here devoted an unusual amount of space in a recent ad circular to garlic toast. Half the chain's weekly bakery ad -- about an eighth of a tabloid-size page -- was used to promote the product. The ad featured a full-color photo of loaves of bread displayed in wicker baskets. Superimposed on the photo was this message: "Have you tried? Store-baked garlic toast. Our own store-baked, $1.99 pound." Underneath the price, the ad said, "We bake our own Italian bread ...

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