Espresso bars could be the best stimulus for boosting sales at supermarket in-store bakeries. Retailers and industry experts told SN that the brewing synergy between gourmet coffee bars and the bakery is evinced by bakery product rings that just keep going up once the cappuccino and latte drinkers gather. "People don't come in to buy just a cup of coffee. They want something to go with it," said one retailer with on-site coffee bars. And the "something" is invariably a scone or a bagel or ...

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