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The St Lucia Bakers Association has advised that as of Monday 11th August, 2014 the price of decontrolled white bread and whole wheat bread will be increased.

All packets of white rolls, hamburgers, hotdogs, butter bread, butter loaves and French bread will move from $2.00 per packet to $2.50 per packet. In addition, all packets of whole wheat rolls, loaves, and sandwich will move from $2.50 per packet to $2.75 per packet.

A statement released by the President of the Association Mrs Sylvia Cadasse notes that in recent times bakers have had to absorb the price increases on flour, sugar, water, electricity, value added tax (vat) on salt, yeast, butter, margarine, shortening, packaging, as well as the increases in the wholesale price of gas and diesel.
This increase in the price of bread, she adds, has become necessary in an effort to try to mitigate the effects of the almost 25% increase in some of the ingredients and raw materials as well as other indirect costs associated with the production of bread and the operations of local bakeries.

This increase in the price of bread, she adds, has become necessary in an effort to try to mitigate the effects of the almost 25% increase in some of the ingredients and raw materials as well as other indirect costs associated with the production of bread and the operations of local bakeries.

The Bakers Association has urged for understanding and the continued support of the public moving forward.

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