AKRON, Ohio -- West Point Market, the upscale specialty store that has always put an emphasis on perishables, has researched the supermarket and food-service industries and combined the best of the best in a renovated and expanded cafe. The results are gratifying, officials said. They've seen a 135% surge in sales over the same period a year ago and they give much of the credit to two new elements: a chef-staffed salad station and a chef-staffed sandwich station. "Making salads and ...

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