Bakeries raking in the dough
Barbadians are maintaining the tradition of either baking or buying cakes and pastries for the Christmas season.
Great cakes and several varieties of puddings were still high on the lists of shoppers in the run-up to Christmas, although some bakeries reported that sales paled when compared with those from last year.
Christopher Symmonds, sales and distribution manager at Purity Bakeries, told the SUNDAY SUN sales had significantly improved from what they were in early December, and there was a possibility sales could surpass the 2010 figures.
“The early part of December was very slow,” he said, “but in the last two weeks or so, things have picked up dramatically. What we have realized is that Barbadians have held back until the last minute to do their shopping.”
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