Norwalk bakery owner says higher fuel cost, inflation making business difficult

Owner Tim Topi of Wave Hill Breads in Norwalk says he's got a lot to worry about.

News 12 Staff

Mar 11, 2022, 12:16 PM

Updated 862 days ago

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A Norwalk bakery owner says higher fuel cost and inflation are making it more difficult to do business.
Owner Tim Topi of Wave Hill Breads in Norwalk says he's got a lot to worry about.
Topi says while the cost of wheat has gone up, he will likely not be feeling the pinch from that until the summer.
Topi says the United States only gets one-third of their wheat from Russia, Ukraine, and that their business sources most of their wheat from Connecticut and New York.
He says it's the rising cost of other products due to inflation that's been impacting his business for the past eight months.
Topi says he also has seven delivery trucks, and the rising cost of gas is making matters worse.
Wave Hill Breads specializes in artisan breads, croissants, dinner rolls and frozen pizza.
Most of the business is wholesale.
Topi says he supplies small grocery stores, restaurants, country clubs and farmers markets with products.
They pride themselves in the fact that everything is 100% handmade. They charge $4 to $9 for a loaf of bread, and Topi says he's trying to hold off on raising prices for as long as he can.
Topi's message to other businesses owners in the same boat is to be patient and hope all goes well.  


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