Bread could go up by as much as 8p a loaf according to Britain’s largest flour miller, Rank Hovis.
The company was reported in The Financial Times as having announced a “very significant” rise of £35 a tonne to £245 in the price of its milling flour due to the scorching weather.
A large multiple retailer told the paper it planned to absorb any increases until the details of the harvest were available in September.
Allied Mills, said it was also considering price increases because of the higher wheat costs.

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