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Bakeries and Baked Goods

Little treats have a sugar-glazed forecast. Bakeries, pastry shops, and bagel sellers are growing at a rate of 5 percent, according to AnythingResearch.com. Research suggests small indulgences are picking up whereas big purchases such as vacations are not – but blogger and baked goods expert Nichelle Stephens, co-editor of the prominent sweets blog Cupcakes Take The Cake, says the movement is expanding into high-end foodie territory. "It's focused on small batches, local suppliers, seasonal ingredients, and lots of creativity when it comes to flavors and combinations," she says.