Can your wholesale customers place their orders online?

With Cybake 4, they can. Our new, cloud-based Cybake 4 bakery management system now comes with online order-taking as standard. Cybake 4 gives your bakery its own online catalogue branded with your logo. Your wholesale customers can now place their orders directly on any web-connected device (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop). Your customers … [Read more...]

See the all-new Cybake 4 at the CBA’s Manchester conference

Cybake will be exhibiting at the Craft Bakers’ Association’s annual conference at the Manchester Hilton, June 22-24. As a CBA member, we’re proud to support the organisation’s biggest event of the year. Non-CBA members are very welcome and we would urge you to come along. As well as an expo that features over 20 key players in the baking sector, … [Read more...]

See the new, cloud-based Cybake 4 at the Scottish Bakers conference

We’re off up to Glasgow on Friday for the Scottish Bakers’ annual conference and awards weekend. To say that they take bakery seriously in Scotland would be huge understatement. Food and drink are integral to the country’s economy. In fact, a fair few Scottish Cybake users are big exporters due to their products’ enduring popularity around the … [Read more...]

Are you going to Foodex? See us on stand Y249

Are you going to Foodex at the NEC next month? It’s a fixture I always recommend and not just because we’re exhibiting at the show. In some ways, it’s Britain’s nearest equivalent to IBIE in the States or Germany’s IBA. But because bakery is such a multi-faceted sector, the beauty of Foodex is that you get to learn about innovations in lots of … [Read more...]

Why do in-store bakery operators miss out on the afternoon trade?

If you operate in-store bakeries, I am really interested to hear your thoughts on this key question and what challenges you face when addressing it. In your experience, what proportion of your in-store bakery (ISB) sales come after 2pm? In many businesses, it’s as high as 50%. If you add to this the recent trend by savvy food-to-go operators to … [Read more...]

Jane Tyler’s blog: Season’s Greetings and 2017 in review

Contrary to outside perceptions of a “traditional” industry, bakers have often been enthusiastic early adopters of computer technology. British operators, in particular, have historically had a wide range of bakery management software offerings to choose from. Some of these, however, appear to have reached their sell-by dates. We started 2017 … [Read more...]

How can bakers keep control of costs and maintain margins?

  At a time of rising prices and market uncertainty, Jane Tyler looks at ways to weather the storm with Cybake bakery management software. Britain’s bakery firms face stiff challenges. Sterling’s fall and a tightening of worldwide supply have led to increased prices for ingredients. There is pressure on wages and sales of traditional … [Read more...]

Jane Tyler’s blog – CBA conference report

It was great to meet old friends and new at last month’s CBA conference in Manchester. New friends included Beth Fahey, president of the Retail Bakers of America and John Unrein, executive editor of the U.S. trade magazines Bake and InStore. Both offered excellent insights into the North American bakery market in a great presentation to … [Read more...]

Jane Tyler’s blog – Notes from north of the border

Two sets of congratulations and some big thank-yous are due after the Cybake team’s latest trip to Scotland. We were up in Glasgow last month for the Scottish Bakers annual conference and awards weekend. This is a major event not just for bakers north of the border, but for the British bakery industry as a whole. As such, it attracts … [Read more...]