Two weeks more bread baking

By Siobhan Fletcher   |   Reporter   |
Wednesday 4th May 2022 5:25 am
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Ramsey Bakery - (Dave Kneale/Isle of Man Newspapers )

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Following the closure of Ramsey Bakery, questions remain about how the hole in the market will be filled.

On Friday, the final day of business for the family firm, an ‘encore service’ was announced for the next two weeks.

In a post on Facebook, the bakery said it is doing ‘what we can to help with the transition as we bow out’.

It said: ‘Whilst we have now ceased our island delivery services and our Mr B’s shops are now closed, we have agreed to continue production of bread and rolls for the first two weeks of May.

‘We will produce as many of the much-loved products that we currently supply as possible during this time, subject to the ingredients that we have available.’

The products will be available in Shoprite supermarkets during the two week period.

Co-op stores in the island will also receive products ‘for the first few days of May to support them with their transition of supply’.

The bakery added: ‘We are incredibly grateful for the long-standing relationships that we have with many local businesses and it is important to us to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for our wonderful customers who have enjoyed our products and been so loyal to our brand for many years.

‘Then, sadly, we really will be finally hanging up the oven-gloves!

‘Thank you everyone for your support!’

Elsewhere, Robinson’s Fresh Foods has made contingency plans to be able to facilitate the distribution of bread to the island’s schools and government sites following the closure of the bakery.

Managing director Janna Horsthuis also stated that an as-yet-unnamed bakery in the Isle of Man would be stepping in to produce a fresh, commercial loaf.

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