The retailer benefits, too. Single-serve items drive sales up, and boost margins at the same time, they told SN. “We definitely get more margin on single slices,” said Monroe Hodges, director of deli-bakery operations at Piggly Wiggly Carolina, Charleston, S.C. “Figure it this way: Our double-layer red velvet cake retails for $12.99. If we get 12 slices out of it and retail them at $1.99 for each, we’ll be making almost twice as much money.” Hodges ...

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