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 staples like … [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...]