‘Urgent’ appeal for return of bread baskets to keep supply chains moving

BAKERS Basco is urging people to report any missing bread baskets and dollies that can be recovered by its teams to ensure the continued supply of essential products to supermarkets during the Covid-19 lockdown. 

The firm said the bakery sector is at risk of demand outstripping supply, so it is vital that bakers have access to the equipment they need. 

Bakers Basco equipment helps ensure a daily supply of bread and other products from bakeries to stores across the UK. The company has already put an additional £1 million worth of equipment into the system but if existing stock is not returned, the business said bakers soon won’t be able to get their bread to the shop shelves if equipment continually needs to be replaced.   

Joe Street, chairman of Bakers Basco said, “We are issuing an urgent plea to everyone across the nation to be vigilant and report any bread baskets and dollies. Demand for bread is higher and we need these trays in order to keep the supply of bread going. Everyone needs their bread, more so than ever.

“For the sake of the nation – including key workers out there fighting this virus on the front line and those most vulnerable we are asking that people look out for abandoned or misused bread trays and dollies, call us, using the telephone number on the kit, so that we can advise how to repatriate or for us to recover. Often people don’t realise that this equipment is clearly marked as the property of Bakers Basco and provides one of the most environmentally friendly distribution systems as trays are returned to bakeries where they are washed and then re-used many times.”