However, the Confit theme (confit-wpcom-1-0-2.zip) doesn't seem to behave like this. Perhaps I am not configuring the theme correctly? Would someone be able to help please? Thank you very much.
Here's a wordpress.com test version I've created to demonstrate the problem. Note how each section is a separate page, with unwanted elements like the header block "Archives". The prices are also hidden away, until one opens up the particular item. On these detail pages, I would prefer to hide the "permalink" element, and the navigation element.