This rise is due to the increase of raw materials for the baking goods.
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Get ready Raya Cookie lovers. The prices for your favourite Raya Cookies might increase on this year’s Eid, according to Sinar Harian. This is due to the steady increase of raw materials that are hitting our markets right now.
Cake and cookies entrepreneur, Hafizawati Ahmad, 41, said that she had to increase the prices of her Pineapple Tarts and Mazola Cookies that she sells to her agents by around RM2.
She further stated that this is inevitable as the raw material prices rise, especially for baking goods. The prices of the goods are always changing and she had to follow them. If they increase, then her products would also increase in price and vice versa.
“Orders are opened now until Ramadhan and I have taken the initiative to buy some of the baking goods gradually starting now to avoid shortage of baking stock in the future,” stated Hafizawati to Sinar Harian on Sunday.
This issue is also backed up by another baking entrepreneur, Nurul Aini Mohamed Ali, 35, saying that she too had to increase her product prices to avoid losses.
The prices are unfortunately increased due to the bakery goods’ price hike too. If they just remain stagnant with their original prices, they are the ones who are gonna get super exhausted but not profiting much from it.
She further commented, “That doesn’t include the worker’s wages yet. I can’t have all of the humongous orders finished all by myself in a short period of time. I need workers to help me too”.
Apart from that, Nurul Aliaa Ismail, 33, also a Raya Cookie baker said that she’s not even sure if she wants to sell her products this year due to the increasing pricing issue. If she does decide to sell, her cookies would be increased by RM2 for a jar.
“I’m not even sure if I should open orders for this year. Usually starting now, I’ll be accepting the orders but this year around, I’m not ready yet due to the baking good’s prices increasing and the shortage of the goods itself,” she explained.
However, another local entrepreneur of Hidayah Bakery, Timah Mat Noh, 68, noted that she’s still trying to hang on and keep her prices the same as it is.
She told, “The prices of the baking goods are no doubt increasing, but I’m trying my best to keep my own prices the same as I did since 10 years ago”.
Her products are being sold for around RM20 to RM22 for around 30 kinds of biscuits compared to some other products that can go as high as RM35 for a jar.