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The above pie chart represents the cost of a Country Loaf and includes all Hylsten bakery costs and a small level of profit for reinvestment but excludes costs of our retailers that kindly sell our bread.
09/01/2023 - We wanted to give full transparency over our decision to increase our prices at the end of this month. This is not a decision we have taken lightly. We wish more than anything for our bread to be affordable to as many people as possible (although we recognise that already, many people in our community are priced out of being able to purchase it at all.)
This doesn't sit well with us - we are living through a cost of living crisis and the last thing we want to do is exacerbate an already difficult situation.
However, we are stuck in between a rock and a hard place. We have a number of self imposed non negotiables; two of the biggest are that we only use sustainably grown U.K grain and we pay our staff the Living Wage. In order to stick to these principles we will be giving our staff a pay rise at the end of January 2023.
We hope that by sharing a breakdown of the costs involved in making a loaf of bread, our customers might have a better understanding of where their money is going. We also hope that it may encourage many of you to come along on this wild ride with us.
You can rest assured that the loaf you buy will not only nourish you and those you share it with but will continue to support an alternative, human scale, non-commodity grain economy - where farmers are paid a fair price for their grain.