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Small Business Focus – Chuck’s Bakery Automates To Meet Increasing Demand For Gaza Bread

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St Ann-based Chuck’s Bakery is spending about J$2 million to expand its operations to capitalise on the increasing demand for its Gaza bread, the popularity of which has been spurred by the challenging economic times currently facing the country, the company said.

The small loaf, a half-pound hardbough bread which retails for $65, was dubbed the Gaza bread by its main consumers, schoolchildren within the parish, “about six years ago”, manager of Chuck’s Bakery, Opal Ilgner, told Wednesday Business.

Spurred by the popularity of the bread among its wards, Ilgner said school administrators began ordering the item for their tuck shops in a bid “to get the children off the road,” since they would visit the bakery daily to buy bread and butter.

Published in The Gleaner
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