AKRON, Ohio -- At West Point Market here, New York-style bagels are a hit with customers. After West Point enhanced its bagel program with a boiled variety six weeks ago, bagel unit sales doubled and are expected to triple by the end of the year, said Russell Vernon, president of the upscale, single-unit West Point. "And they're 59 cents. We sold our previous bagels for three for a dollar. Price has nothing to do with it," Vernon said. "What's important is that we have the best bagel in ...
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