CINCINNATI - For the first time, Kroger Co. here is pushing paczki - the Polish pastries usually consumed just before Lent - with billboard advertising. Kroger has promoted paczki (pronounced "poonch-key") some years in selected markets, but never in such a big way, industry sources told SN. They expect the billboards to raise consumers' awareness and lift sales in the area. "I think it's great, such a large chain doing this," said bakery consultant Carl Richardson. "It indicates Kroger ...

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