May 4th, 2020 by Priya Nicholas
During the coronavirus lockdown baking has become the number one pastime for children who are off school and furloughed adults. So much has demand for retail flour increased that flour mills are running their packing lines 24 hours a day seven days a week, and have doubled production – up from 2 million bags a week to 4 million bags every week. Yet they are still struggling to meet demand.
Production of pre-packed flour is at full capacity – it simply isn’t possible to get any more small bags of flour out. So in a bid to allow easy and affordable access to flour for anyone who wants it, the trade association for UK Flour Millers – nabim – has put together a Where can I buy flour? interactive map showing retail outlets that are selling larger bags of flour, usually restricted for commercial customers, to the general public. Just type your postcode in to get a list of your local physical shops selling flour; or get a list of online stores that are delivering UK-wide.