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The perfect number of slices in a loaf

Bread is a staple of diets in countries around the world because it is cheap to make, versatile, tastt and packed with essential nutrients. The importance of bread means it is often produced in huge volumes to meet demand. However, this also leads to it being one of the most frequently wasted foods because people tend to buy more than they need to ensure they don’t run out.

In order to tackle the wastage, buyer trends would need to change. This can already be seen in some cases, particularly with the introduction of half loaves over the last few years. These are designed for people that only want a small amount of bread rather than a whole loaf that they may struggle to use up. They were introduced as an alternative to the smaller loaves because many people still want full size pieces of bread; they simply want fewer slices.

This has solved one problem, but it leaves another for people who consume slightly more than a single loaf of bread. Typically they would need to consume less or be forced to buy an additional loaf. Naturally both options are not ideal but the second could dramatically increase waste. We recognised this issue and introduced our long loaf to meet consumer demands. Longer loaves are perfect for people that need more bread than a single loaf but less than two.

There are a range of Bakestone long loafs to choose from including white, brown and wholemeal in medium and thick sliced varieties. We are proud to offer our bread supply across the north of the UK, catering for the needs of all kinds of business owners. We are committed to offering the most reliable bakery supply services in the region, both in terms of the range of products we offer and the flexible deliveries we can arrange. If your customers are looking for longer loafs of premium quality bread, we can certainly provide the products you need.

Bakestone Range
Bakestone Range

A tasty and new product exclusive to us

My favourite flapjacks

Alongside bread supply in the North, we also offer a variety of cakes and confectionary which are ideal for stocking in any shop or cafe. With a wide range of choices to satisfy any sweet tooth, we are confident that our products will help to give your business a boost and ensure that your customers keep coming back when they are in the mood a sweet treat.

We currently have a brilliant offer on a delicious new sweet product. My Favourite flapjacks are exclusive to us, meaning that you won’t be able to get them anywhere else. They’re available in six fantastic flavours including white chocolate and raspberry crumble, and there are 48 flapjacks supplied in each box. They’re perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with a hot drink, and have already proved extremely popular with customers – they’re flying off the shelves of our clients who have already stocked them in their shops.

These flapjacks don’t only taste great, they’re also affordable. We can supply them to you for just 37.5p per flapjack, or £18 a box, and they can be sold at 65p each or two for £1, providing you with a healthy profit. One of the biggest bonuses of these flapjacks is that they have a long shelf life, meaning you don’t have to worry about your stock becoming outdated before you have the chance to sell it all. With such high demand for these tasty items, it’s likely that you’ll need to restock very soon anyway.

If you’d like to stock up on these exclusive high quality flapjacks in your cafe, shop or canteen, or if you’d like to learn more about any of the other products we offer as part of our bakery supply in the North East, get in touch and we’ll be happy to set up an account for you. With great prices and prompt delivery, you can always rest assured your business will be well supplied when you are working with us.

My Favourite Flapjacks

Kingsmill Sales uplift

By Lesley Foottit (British Bakery)
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ABF announces Kingsmill is increasing its volumes while the market remains tough
Associated British Foods (ABF) has revealed that Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries is increasing its volumes in its trading statement for the 40 weeks ended 20 June 2015.
Kingsmill is “rebuilding its presence” in Tesco after the retailer restocked two lines following its mass delisting of Kingsmill sliced in May. However, ABF said that margins remained “under pressure”.
The group’s performance of its grocery business remains on track and it has also seen profit recovery in its ingredients and agriculture arms, retaining the “strong momentum of last year”.
The sugar crop is expected to be around 1m tonnes (mt), down from 1.45mt last year, which will lead to a fall in ABF’s quota stock levels. This is reducing across the EU with further reduction expected next year.
However, EU sugar prices have shown some signs of recovery, according to the European Commission.
Overall, group revenue for the period was 2% ahead of the same period last year at constant currency, and was level at actual exchange rates.
The statement said: “As previously indicated, the impact of currency on results for the next financial year will be more significant than this year and arises from transactional currency exposures, primarily in British Sugar and Primark.”
– See more at: http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/14509/ABF_steps_up_volumes_at_Allied_Bakeries.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2BWeekly%2BIssue%2B620#sthash.kPcRn5b5.dpuf