Bushman’s Bakery, which has six outlets in the Coffs Harbour area, has told customers the drought has pushed the price of a loaf of bread up by 20 cents.
Owner Dally Sullivan says there is no choice but to pass on the cost.
“We were notified a few weeks ago by our flour millers that there was going to be a very big price increase in the vicinity of $200 a tonne for flour because of the shortage of wheat due to the drought,” he said.
“That has forced us to increase the price of the bread, and a rise of $200 a tonne equates to something like 20 cents a loaf.”
Back in the day, people starved. In that context, 20 cents a day seems reasonable.