Several retailers came out on top with their store brand
pies in the 15th annual American Pie Council (APC)/Crisco National
Pie Championships, held April 24 through April 26 in Celebration, Fla.
According to APC of Lake Forest, Ill., the retailers were among a number of
other commercial bakery entrants competing in more than 130 categories based on
flavor, wholesale cost and pie size. Taking home awards on the private label
Kroger Co., Cincinnati, with four winning pies: Peanut Butter Passion,
Dulce de Leche, Peach Raspberry and Irish Cream.
Super Markets Inc., Lakeland, Fla., with two winning pies: Mixed Berry and
Target Corp., Minneapolis, with one winning pie: