Can One Pie Save a Bakery?
Can one single pie save an entire bakery? What about when that bakery is Walmart, the largest retailer in the world.
Evidently the answer is a resounding YES!
Many have been noting that the bakery section at Walmart has been lagging...lagging from lackluster products and lower sales. Well there's a new baker in charge who has set out to reverse a declining trend.
The reversal of fortune begins with an unlikely partner...Patti Labelle. Miss Lady Marmalade is quite the baker, as it turns out, and is most famous for her sweet potato pie. She's published the recipe and has even done the talk show circuit about her baking skills. Walmart reached out to her to see if she could start baking for them.
And baking she did...to the tune of selling one pie per second for 72 hours straight in preparation for Thanksgiving.
Didn't hurt that the diva has been receiving reviews like this one:
Seems like this just may inspire a whole lot of new goods in the baked goods aisle of your local Walmart.
Have you tried it? What's your experience? JIM