Attention all festival/event organisers: You may have in the past come across, or even used, these baskets or Dollies shown in the picture below. If you have, then you are using equipment that has been taken out of the bakery logistics supply chain. We urgently need your help in repatriating the equipment at the end of your festivals/events. This equipment has been manufactured solely to deliver bakery goods around the country and has a significant value to us from an environmental and monetary point of view.
Misplaced baskets often end up in landfill, which does nothing for the green credentials of the events industry or indeed the environment in general. Together with you and the sustainability teams we can help the environment by ensuring the equipment returns to the supply chain and reduces the need to produce more plastic for the baskets and Dollies.
So, attention all festival/event organisers: These baskets belong to Bakers Basco, we are more than willing to arrange collections for free. If found, please report immediately to the owners on their recovery helpline on: 08000 327323 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bakers Basco is a joint venture set up in 2006 by five of the UK’s leading plant bakers, including Allied Bakeries, Fine Lady Bakeries, Frank Roberts & Sons, Hovis and Warburtons - representing more than 55% of the bakery market in the UK - to buy, manage and police the use of a standard basket for the delivery of bread to retailers and wholesalers.
Our current pool of equipment includes approximately four million baskets and 500,000 heavy-duty wheeled dollies, which are used by bakers to deliver bread to their customers on a daily basis. A cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solution, our bakery equipment is custom designed, sturdy, reusable and recyclable, contributing in a positive way to the Circular Economy, as part of our commitment to reduce our impact on the environment.
Bread basket theft (or conversion) is the Achilles’ heel of the baking industry. It’s an issue that has plagued bakers for many years - with typical losses in excess of 60% and, in extreme cases, in excess of 100%.
“The loss of bakery handling equipment has been a problem for more than 50 years. You wouldn’t walk into someone’s house and take something when you leave, so I often wonder what people think gives them the right to take something when it has somebody’s name as owner written on it? They don’t consider it theft, but it is.”
Joe Street, Chairman, Bakers Basco