Every year, on the first Saturday of July, the professional holiday of the Day of Cooperation of the Republic of Belarus is celebrated. We learned how objects work in this area by looking at the Skidelsky bakery of the Shchuchinsky branch of the Grodno Regional Consumer Society and the shop of the Belkoopsoyuz "Rodny Kut" in the agro-town of Obukhovo.
The smell of freshly baked bread and fragrant muffins envelops you as soon as you cross the threshold of the Skidel bakery. Here, work is in full swing around the clock, so that the" bricks " of black and white loaves have time to serve the residents of Grodno and the district. The team works in shifts: from eight in the morning to eight in the evening, the second shift takes over at night. In total, more than 40 people work here today, there are also vacancies – the production requires testers and bakers. June turned out to be a successful one for the company – the bakery is steadily increasing the production rate.
– In June 2021, production volumes amounted to 91 tons. In May, there were 85 tons. This is due to the fact that since June we belong to the Shchuchinsky branch of the Grodno Regional Consumer Society. Volumes were added, we began to sell products for Shchuchinsky car counters – this is an undoubted plus for us – - said Victoria Boreisha, a laboratory assistant of chemical analysis.
The products of the Skidelsky bakery have long gained fame among customers. For example, residents of the satellite city prefer Skidelsky "brick" to all other types of bread. They know and love the products of the plant in Grodno and in the region.
The assortment today is represented by more than 30 items. The "Courage" muffin with fruit fillings – black currant, apple and cherry-has won the hearts of consumers. They plan to launch new products – croissants with poppy seeds and cinnamon. The legendary black "brick"does not give up its positions. Although, according to experts, the secret of its popularity is very simple.
– We have been preparing our molded bread according to the same recipe for many years. We do not add any improvers and flavor enhancers to it, absolutely no "chemistry". We prepare it on thick ferments using pure cultures of lactic acid bacteria and yeast – " Zoya Bartosh, a chemical analysis laboratory assistant, shared.
Zoya Nikolaevna, by the way,is a "golden" employee of the bakery. She devoted almost 50 years of her life to the enterprise. I started working as a master baker. Before her eyes, the bakery grew and developed, machinery and equipment changed. She also had her hand in many of the company's prescription developments. And such experienced employees as Zoya Bartosh help young specialists who need to be prompted and directed in time. Although, in fairness, it should be noted that young people come here to work capable.
– My duties include full control of production, starting from the acceptance of raw materials to the labeling of finished products before selling to the retail network. I check the documentation, invoices-everything is complete. I measure the humidity before putting flour into production. A very extensive list of my duties, – says Daria Makei, a technology technician.
From the bakery, products are sent directly to retail facilities. Including the store of the Belkoopsoyuz "Rodny Kut" from Obukhov. It is located in the center of the agro-town, so there are enough buyers here at any time. Spacious rows, a wide range of food and non-food products, and also experienced sellers who know and love their work.
– It is necessary to find an approach to difficult customers, to put out the goods, to have time to do everything, to see everything. And we try to match the level. Therefore, dear colleagues, store managers, sellers, we congratulate all of you on your professional holiday. We wish you good customers, huge profits, patience and a decent salary – - summed up the seller of the store "Rodny Kut" Elena Makeeva.
We join in the words of congratulations. After all, today the employees of the consumer cooperation carry out a responsible mission: they provide the settlements of the district with essential goods in a timely manner, which means that they improve the quality of life of the population. I wish you strength and prosperity!