The price of bread has gone up by 11 percent from $0.90 (90 cents) to $1.00. Unlike the last time when only Bakers Inn increased the price of bread, this time all three major bakeries, Bakers Inn, Lobels and Proton have been uniform in increasing the prices. The bakeries have also phased out what they used to term the “Family Loaf” or the” Super Loaf.” These loaves used to retail for $1 in the past and were very popular with consumers because they had more slices than the normal loaves.
The government is yet to communicate its official position on the matter. The last time that Bakers Inn tried to increase the price of bread, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development Mike Bimha called for an urgent meeting with the bakers and ordered them to revert back to the old prices.