Fresh Baked Bread the Clear Breadwinner Right Now

BILOXI, Miss. – If you’ve been venturing out to local grocery stores, you know some of the items flying off the shelves are toilet paper, meat, and poultry. Bread is also a hot commodity as people stock up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With store shelves bare, more people are turning to local bakeries. Orders for sliced bread are keeping the staff at Electrick Maid Bake Shop in Biloxi busy.

“This is a lot of bread,” said Electrick Maid owner Harrel Bailus. “During the holidays, Christmas and Thanksgiving, the orders are for bread and rolls, but now it’s loaves of bread. At this time of year, we usually don’t sell this much bread. You just kind of have to take it day by day and see how things are going, and what supplies you can get and what you can put out.”

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