Corporations: A Baker's Millions

Ten years ago, the bespectacled little boss of a three-man wholesale bakery in Chicago was laughed out of the head offices of a Midwest supermarket chain for suggesting that the chain sell his coffee cakes at 79¢ apiece instead of the then standard 29¢. Today, the boss of a 584-man concern that grosses more than $30 million a year, the little baker is so busy selling his high-priced goods that he is currently equipping his major food brokers with computers to process an endless torrent of orders from customers across the nation—including the once skeptical supermarket chain.

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