Why we filled the online ordering gap for wholesale bakeries

Wholesalers struggle to find a suitable platform to do e-business with their customers. Martin Coyle looks at the reasons why and what we’ve done to help with Cybake Inbound. If you are a wholesale baker, the benefits of having a system by which your customers can place their orders online are clear. Firstly, it is super-convenient for … [Read more...]

How in-store bakery waste reduction can be an easy win for supermarkets

Martin Coyle explains that cutting bakery waste by at least 20% is relatively straightforward. Britain’s supermarket chains have made huge strides in recent years when it comes to minimising waste. Just about everything is now recycled. Edible products are increasingly likely to go to food banks rather than landfill. Food waste is also put to … [Read more...]

Time for a 21st century upgrade?

Martin Coyle explains why so many bakers are still trading like it’s 1999. In recent weeks, we’ve had a flurry of calls about computer systems that are a bit, well, creaky, to say the least. Business software, and particularly bakery-specific software, that once did an adequate job now seems clunky, restrictive and even error-prone to its … [Read more...]

IBIE 2016: Beer and loaving in Las Vegas

The International Baking Industry Exposition earlier this month was a lively, friendly affair. Although it didn’t match the enormity of last year’s IBA in Munich (which had over 70,000 visitors), IBIE 2016 saw 23,000 industry-types pack into the Las Vegas Convention Centre. This was a near 10% increase on the last time the triennial conference … [Read more...]

IBA report – In Germany, efficiency equals survival

The CyBake team flew out to Munich last month for the IBA. Director Martin Coyle reports on what British bakers can learn from their German counterparts. A first-time visit to Munich’s IBA could be daunting: over 77,000 people milling around 12 large halls packed floor to ceiling with equipment and machinery. Luckily for me, CyBake was there … [Read more...]