Sir; re Mace retailer Barry Allan's complaints about bread deliveries (Letters, October 13). The logistics of delivering more than nine million fresh loaves every day are not helped by retailers' demands for early morning drops within tight delivery windows when our research shows that most bread is sold in the afternoon. More pragmatic delivery schedules would help enormously in getting the right amount of bread to the right place at the right time and cut down on waste. I sympathise with Barry Allen, but wholesalers are the only answer for the smaller accounts in such tight operating circumstances. The price of bread has been and remains too low and as a result we have lost 30% of plant bakers over the last 10 years. John White Director The Federation of Bakers London WC2 {{LETTERS }}