Interview with a baker. Our group visited the plant bakery of Lechoudi in Iasmos in February and we had the opportunity to interview the baker. 1) The competition from supermarkets threatens the production of bakeries in the neighbourhood ?.
Our group visited the plant bakery of Lechoudi in Iasmos in February and we had the opportunity to interview the baker.
Yes, the competition threatens neighbourhood’s bakeries. The large supermarkets work with a smaller percentage of profit. That’s why their prices are lower. However, if a bakery has many bread shops then the production pays off.
The consumers mostly buy white bread, but they also buy the multigrain, the wholewheat, the “grandfather’s”, the rustic, the mountain and more. Many people are asking for “grandfather’s” recipe but it remains secret.
Yes, it has. It is the consumption of baked goods which has been influenced more, because now consumers regard them luxury items .
The price of bread depends on the price of flour. There are cheap flours but also very expensive, up to two euros per kilo.
It is not only the prices that play a role, but also other things, such as the quality of products. Even the staff’s behaviour affects competition. Even the environment plays a role.
So, in large urban centres, where employees work until late in the afternoon, they are forced to eat ready made meals (junk food), something that reduces the consumption of bread. In the countryside, as lifestyle has not been urbanised, the consumption of bread has not changed significantly.
We make sandwiches which are consumed a lot in Komotini, especially when university students are in the town.
The bakers and bakery workers work night shifts.
Whatever has to do with nutrition, has future.