If you're startled by a loud crash the week before Thanksgiving, relax: it's probably just supermarket pie sales blasting through the roof. If there's one thing supermarket bakery executives can count on, it's that annual pie explosion during the last seven weeks of the year. As sure as autumn brings ruddy apples and massive pumpkins, consumers seem unable to leave stores that time of year without a pie or two tucked into their bulging shopping carts. In fact, if you broke down the ...

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