Norfolk and Somerset artisans sign up for Cybake

Pye Baker and Taylors Traditional Bakers are the latest firms to sign up for Cybake. Pye Baker is the brainchild of John Watt, who goes by the nickname of the town he was born in – Grimsby. Originally a chef in some of London’s top restaurants, he moved to Norwich to open a hotel, fell in love with the area and established Pye Baker in 2008 to … [Read more...]

Local food for local people? You may be exempt from FIR phase two

Did you know that if you are small enough and operate locally enough, you might be completely exempt from FIR phase 2’s requirements to provide nutritional information on your labels and packaging? The food trade media appears not to have picked up on this and we don’t expect other vendors in this area to shout it from the rooftops. However, on … [Read more...]

Action-packed conference shows why BSB is a winner

It was an absolute pleasure to attend the British Society of Baking's autumn conference last week. The RedBlack Software/Cybake connection to this venerable institution came after our managing director Jane Tyler was invited to join the BSB's executive committee in January, 2015. She was the first person from the I.T. industry to be invited to … [Read more...]

Nutrition labelling – will you beat the FIR phase 2 deadline?

Compliance. Don’t you just love it? Thought so. In which case, you’ll know that phase two of the Food Information Regulations comes into effect on December 13. Cue piles of paperwork, loads of cross-referencing and many extra hours of hard grind, especially for owner-operators and QA/technical managers. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you … [Read more...]

Three more family firms choose Cybake

Three more notable family firms are installing Cybake solutions: Maclean's Highland Bakery, Fullers Bakery and Julia's Cakes. Maclean's Highland Bakery is a fourth generation business that sells its famous shortbread, oatcakes and biscuits around the world. Originally from the Western Isles, the company is headquartered in Forres, centrally … [Read more...]

Find out why our sales-based waste-reduction app has hit the headlines

Our predictive sales-based ordering solution Cybake Instore has made the news as M&S rolls it out to all 534 UK in-store bakeries. Cybake Instore cuts waste and increases revenue by guiding staff to make the best combination of products at the right times of the day. As well as M&S, we are currently implementing Instore at some of the … [Read more...]

Weigh and Win at the CBA conference

Manchester is the place to be this Friday and Saturday (June 24, 25) as the Craft Bakers Association touches down for its annual conference at the city’s Hilton hotel. The Cybake team will be there in full effect with our new-look exhibition stand, so whether you use our software or not, please do come and say hello. We always like to chat about … [Read more...]

M&S rolls out Cybake Instore from RedBlack Software to over 500 in-store bakeries

JUNE 17, 2016, YORK, UK – M&S is rolling out RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore sales-based predictive ordering solution to all of its 534 in-store bakeries in the UK. Cybake Instore cuts waste and increases revenue by telling in-store bakery staff the best combination of products to bake at the right times of the day. The move follows … [Read more...]

Cybake welcomes four new remarkable firms

Flour Pot Bakery, Lovingly Artisan, Le Petit Francais and Thomas J. Fudge’s are all new users of the Cybake suite of bakery management systems. Fast-rising artisan bakery chain Flour Pot (pictured below) has opened three shops in Brighton over the last couple of years. These have been big local hits and Flour Pot also runs a growing wholesale … [Read more...]