Warburtons changes name of wraps - after schoolkids point out they're not square

Doh! Warburtons’ distribution manager Chris Dugdale gets a maths lesson from pupils

Warburtons changes name of wraps - after schoolkids point out they're not square

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BOLTON bakery giants Warburtons has been persuaded that they ‘'knead’ to change the name of their sandwich wraps — by school pupils.

Youngsters measured the firm's brown ‘square-ish wraps’ — and wrote to bosses to suggest that they were in fact rectangular.

And now the bakery — which was launched in Bolton in 1876 and is still based in the town — has taken on board the advice and changed the product’s name.

Gary Dugdale, Warburton’s distribution and community manager, wrote to the schoolchildren from St John The Baptist RC Primary in Padiham and their teacher, Maria Adamson, to confirm that the product had been renamed ‘soft brown easy roll wraps’.

Mrs Adamson said her class had first raised the issue when she ate the wraps for lunch one afternoon.

She said: “We noticed that the wraps were not square, but rectangular, and did a couple of lessons around it.

“For maths, they all got their rulers out and measured the actual wraps. Then for our writing session we drafted letters to send to Warburtons to tell them about the inaccuracy.

"One of the girls’ dads works for the company and Warburtons were fantastic in replying and visited the classroom with a supply of bakery treats.

“The whole class had a wonderful picnic eating pancakes and wraps while soaking up the sunshine.”

In his letter to the class, Mr Dugdale said: “Thank you for your letters that have been sent to inform Warburtons of an issue with our wraps.

“Due to the awareness of the issue raised, we have now changed our packaging to remove the ‘square-ish’ description, and the wraps are now described as easy roll wraps.”

The move follows a hint that Warburtons is to rename its rolls after missing out "barm" from a Facebook poll asking what people call them.

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12:30pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

yet more free publicity
yet more free publicity Boltonresident2012
  • Score: -7

1:23pm Wed 4 Jun 14

johnnywomble9 says...

Probably why they called square-ish wraps???
Probably why they called square-ish wraps??? johnnywomble9
  • Score: 20

5:00pm Wed 4 Jun 14

BlueRay79 says...

How many dunces did it take to come up with the wrong name in the first place?
How many dunces did it take to come up with the wrong name in the first place? BlueRay79
  • Score: -4

6:32pm Wed 4 Jun 14

waterbottle says...

Boltonresident2012 wrote:
yet more free publicity
Why spend money when you can market it for free, if they did a promotion on advertising the price of a loaf of bread would go up then you would be the first to complain.
[quote][p][bold]Boltonresident2012[/bold] wrote: yet more free publicity[/p][/quote]Why spend money when you can market it for free, if they did a promotion on advertising the price of a loaf of bread would go up then you would be the first to complain. waterbottle
  • Score: 3

8:54pm Wed 4 Jun 14

chris25 says...

mind blowing information.
mind blowing information. chris25
  • Score: 2

10:17pm Wed 4 Jun 14

hal pel says...

Pesky kids!
Pesky kids! hal pel
  • Score: 2

10:45pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

Jeffin brilliant story. Local town rocked to its core again.
Jeffin brilliant story. Local town rocked to its core again. Chrome1
  • Score: -1

9:07am Thu 5 Jun 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Management who are prepared to admit their mistakes and actually talk to members of the public? Setting a dangerous precedent if you ask me...
Management who are prepared to admit their mistakes and actually talk to members of the public? Setting a dangerous precedent if you ask me... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 1

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