Articles tagged 'bread'

Maize meal price to go up 30 January 2019 HARARE - The price of maize meal is set to go up after the rise in the cost of fuel by over 150 percent, with grain millers saying transport costs for outside deliveries and raw materials have shot up by over 80 percent. Zimbabweans — already feeling the pinch from the recent fuel price hike —...
Bakers struggle to meet demand 22 January 2019 HARARE - Bakers are struggling to meet demand for bread after the national shutdown brought supplies to a halt, this publication can report. The supply has declined in most retail shops causing hundreds of people to queue for bread in most parts of the country.  While bread price went up last ...
Millers mull dumping local manufacturers 19 November 2018 HARARE - Millers are considering dumping local producers of packaging material in favour of foreign manufacturers, after the indigenous players significantly increased their prices, with some demanding payment in US dollars. In a statement, the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), sai...
Millers, manufacturers engage over new prices 8 November 2018 HARARE - Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (Gmaz) has given producers of packaging materials up to the end of the week to come up with a reasonable pricing that will be fair to both consumers and suppliers. A surge in the price of packaging materials saw an increase in the prices of maiz...
GMAZ holds emergency meeting 7 November 2018 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) will today hold an emergency meeting to deliberate on maize meal pricing and consider the impact of the lifting of Statutory Instrument (SI) 122 on the industry. This comes after manufacturers of packaging material increased their price...
Maize meal price to rise 6 November 2018 HARARE - The price of maize meal is set to go up after manufacturers of packaging material raised the cost of their material by over 500 percent. Industry sources told the Daily News yesterday that millers may also be forced to sell the product in greenbacks because the manufacturers of packag...
Increase in input costs reason behind bread price hike: Bakers 5 November 2018 HARARE - Bakers say they have been forced to increase the price of bread due to a five-fold rise in input costs. The price of bread rose marginally to $1,40 from $1,10 last week, after government committed to avail to the bakery industry at least 80 percent of its monthly foreign currency requ...
What is there to look forward to? 28 October 2018 HARARE - The cost of one of the most basic foodstuffs ­— bread — is set to increase by over 100 percent despite government's attempts to heavily regulate the price without offering any subsidy to bakeries. Lobel's, which runs one of the country's largest bakeries, advised its customers that th...
Bread remains at $1,10 28 October 2018 HARARE - Government's call for bread retailers to revert to the old price of $1,10 for a loaf from the $2,10 as announced by Lobels on Friday was heeded by most retailers, although with alarming consequences. Industry and Commerce minister Mangaliso Ndlovu on Friday night ordered bakeries to r...
Bread price goes up 27 October 2018 HARARE - Lobels has increased its bread price from $1, 10 to $2,20 with effect from today owing to the high cost of inputs used to make the bread. In a letter to OK Zimbabwe, Lobels Regional Sales manager Zenzo Malunga said the wholesale price for all types of Lobels bread is now $2 while the ...
GMAZ applies for import subsidy 4 October 2018 BULAWAYO - The Grain Millers Association (GMAZ) has embarked on an urgent move to ensure the price of bread comes down to $1 after they applied for a $50 per tonne wheat import subsidy. The price of bread recently went up to $1,10 as the supply of wheat went down, coupled with high operational...
Bread price to go up again 26 September 2018 HARARE - The price of bread is set to increase for the second time within a month owing to exorbitant production costs, the National Bakers Association of Zimbabwe (NBAZ) has revealed. NBAZ president Ngoni Mazango told the Daily News that his association is engaging with stakeholders to delibe...
Bread price goes up 15 September 2018 HARARE - The price of bread is going up by 10 percent with effect from today due to an increase in the price of wheat — a key raw material in the manufacture of bread. This comes at a time when millers are frantically making logistical arrangements to bring in a consignment of wheat which had ...
Milling companies suspend operations 14 September 2018 HARARE - At least six milling companies have suspended operations following government's failure to timeously pay for wheat currently held up in Mozambique, adversely affecting bread production in the country, Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara has said. ...
Bread shortages hit Zimbabwe 13 September 2018 HARARE - Bread supplies have declined drastically — giving rise to shortages — as bakers grapple with bottlenecks in the availability of flour. A survey by the Daily News yesterday showed that some retail outlets were running out of bread, as volumes have significantly dwindled. This follow...
Bread shortage looms in Zim 6 September 2018 HARARE - As the country's economy continues to tank under the weight of myriad challenges, millers are now also warning of imminent bread shortages — unless the government urgently releases foreign currency for wheat imports which are currently being held up in Beira, Mozambique awaiting payment....
Parirenyatwa, millers agree 22 July 2017 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa, millers and industry leaders met this week and resolved to proceed “amicably” with the contentious food fortification exercise. The millers — through the Tafadzwa Musarara-led Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) — have been pleading for a m...
Millers want food fortification deferred 6 July 2017 HARARE - Grain millers have appealed to Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa to intervene and defer the implementation of the mandatory food fortification programme indefinitely. Government has decreed through Statutory Instrument 120 of 2016 that the public health intervention should have started...
Fears of hoarding as price increases loom 16 June 2017 HARARE – The looming increases in the prices of certain basic commodities due to a government directive to millers and manufacturers to add nutrients in their production is seen fuelling hoarding and creating a black market for the basics. This comes as large-scale millers of mealie-meal and f...
Millers, govt clash over food fortification 29 May 2017 HARARE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has called on the Health ministry to halt with immediate effect the mandatory food fortification programme due to liquidity challenges, warning the move will “result in serious maize, flour and bread shortages.” Zimbabwe's food fortific...
Baker's Inn ramps up production 7 April 2017 HARARE - Simbisa Brands bread-making subsidiary, Baker's Inn, has ramped capacity utilisation to 65 percent and is now selling almost three million loaves per week. The company's chief executive, Ngoni Mazango, said his organisation increased bread output by over 200 000 loaves a day in the la...
Millers, bakers clash over bread price 13 January 2017 HARARE - A war of words has erupted between grain millers and bakeries over bread prices. Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairman Tafadzwa Musarara yesterday said it was not appropriate for bakeries to continue importing wheat at a time the country is struggling to secure foreign...
Bakers fall on hard times 9 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean bakers are financially distressed with most of them producing at way below capacity, the National Bakers Association of Zimbabwe (NBAZ) says. Givemore Mesoemvura, the association’s president, said while the bread price has remained unchanged at $1 per loaf since dollarisati...