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19 minutes ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

So how are people finding the bread situation now Ramsey Bakery are totally gone. 

Down south co-op and Shoprite are pretty rubbish with only the Spars selling a half decent loaf. 

All working out great so far... 

No difference for me, not bought anything Ramsey Bakery for years.

Bake my own or I get Ross Bakery bread if feeling lazy

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Yet another company ran into the ground by spoiled grandchildren.

Business idea...come up with something everyone needs every day despite unemployment and recessions...and run it efficiently and keep your eye on the ball!

Hardly rocket salad is it?

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22 minutes ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

So how are people finding the bread situation now Ramsey Bakery are totally gone. 

Down south co-op and Shoprite are pretty rubbish with only the Spars selling a half decent loaf. 

All working out great so far... 

bought a Tesco warburton loaf , not as good & got some Noas bagels 

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I only bought Ramsey  bread when desperate, so their demise hasn’t made a difference to me.  In fact it’s quite refreshing not to have to look at the bloody stuff in the Co-op. 

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My bread maker is doing grand.  Made a malt loaf today.  Had fresh bread almost every day since the start of April.  One slice fills you up, I know what’s gone in it.

Done rolls, loaves, pizza, cake, focaccia, whole meal, white, brown - and next Easter we’ll be making hot x buns that don’t taste of toilet cleaner.  

 

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1 minute ago, TheTeapot said:

Coming into BBQ season the hot dog rolls are going to be a big miss. Theirs were spot on, but the alternatives are not.

Bought some from Shopshite on Sunday - can’t remember the name but they were pretty good.

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33 minutes ago, Albert Tatlock said:

Yet another company ran into the ground by spoiled grandchildren.

Business idea...come up with something everyone needs every day despite unemployment and recessions...and run it efficiently and keep your eye on the ball!

Hardly rocket salad is it?

Except people don't need it as much as they used to.  In the 50-odd pages on this topic, no one seems to concentrated in this simple fact.  Look at this graph showing the decline in total sales since 1974 (roughly when Ramsey Bakery started up):

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Not only have total sales of bread gone down, but all the decline has been in white bread.  Wholemeal and 'other' (such as sourdough) have kept volume or increased.  So white bread is only about a third of the sales that they did about 50 years ago.  (While those figures only go up to 2014, more recent ones show a further decline).

Which means if, like Ramsey Bakery, your core business is Chorleywood-type white sliced, you're making less money and you will certainly be unwilling to invest further in expensive machinery to service a dying market.  There may have been other reasons that closure happened at this particular time and so quickly (family matters, labour shortages, rising prices) but that's the basic reason why they are shutting down, like so many similar companies have in Britain over recent years.

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10 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Except people don't need it as much as they used to.  In the 50-odd pages on this topic, no one seems to concentrated in this simple fact.  Look at this graph showing the decline in total sales since 1974 (roughly when Ramsey Bakery started up):

image.thumb.png.593bf59328673b6714070a89ff2fc73a.png

Not only have total sales of bread gone down, but all the decline has been in white bread.  Wholemeal and 'other' (such as sourdough) have kept volume or increased.  So white bread is only about a third of the sales that they did about 50 years ago.  (While those figures only go up to 2014, more recent ones show a further decline).

Which means if, like Ramsey Bakery, your core business is Chorleywood-type white sliced, you're making less money and you will certainly be unwilling to invest further in expensive machinery to service a dying market.  There may have been other reasons that closure happened at this particular time and so quickly (family matters, labour shortages, rising prices) but that's the basic reason why they are shutting down, like so many similar companies have in Britain over recent years.

This obviously explains why religion and the lords prayer...'give us our daily bread' is in severe decline.

Oh Jebus...help us Jebus.

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1 minute ago, manxchester said:

I’ve seen workers outside having a break every day this week so presume they’re still knocking the last loads out.

Given the bread shortage...probably they should best spend the last week baking instead.

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