NEW ORLEANS (FNS) -- No food items top the list of must-haves higher than the king cake during the Carnival season here. In recent years, supermarkets and retail bakery outlets have enjoyed increased sales and added flavors to offer customers variety and selection. Rouses, a Thibodaux, La.-based retailer, expects to sell more than 75,000 king cakes this year, significantly more than the typical 50,000 sold, the company's bakery and deli director told SN. The retailer is seeing the greatest ...

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