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...]

RedBlack Software fills e-commerce gap for wholesale craft bakers with Cybake Inbound online ordering system

RedBlack Software has launched Cybake Inbound, a new cloud-based online ordering system for wholesale craft bakers. With Cybake Inbound, bakers get their own online product list branded with their logo and livery. Bakery customers then access this online catalogue via any web-connected device (phone, tablet, PC) to place their orders. Each … [Read more...]

Former EPOS Group managing director Steve Boyes joins RedBlack Software as lead business strategist for Cybake

RedBlack Software has appointed industry veteran Steve Boyes to the new role of lead business strategist. Boyes, 52, was previously managing director of EPOS Group, one of the UK's most successful suppliers of computerised till technology to the food retail and hospitality sectors. He sold the Ramsgate, Kent-based company, which is now called … [Read more...]

What’s the best way to set a waste target for your bakery shop?

Robert McIlroy discusses the various methods bakers use to calculate waste levels and how full shop stock reconciliation can help. The question of how best to set a waste target for a bakery shop is a little like asking how long is a piece of string. Before you decide on an ideal figure, you have to decide what measure to use. The … [Read more...]

What do Scotland’s bakers say about Cybake?

We’re at the Scottish Bakers annual conference and awards this weekend as both a sponsor and exhibitor. What do bakers north of the border think about our solutions? It’s time for one of the food industry calendar’s most enjoyable fixtures: the Scottish Bakers annual conference and Scottish Baker of the Year awards. If you’ve never been, we … [Read more...]

Three famous bakers sign up for Cybake

We are proud to announce three famous additions to the Cybake user family: J Grodzinski & Daughters, Bryson’s of Keswick and The Cake Shop Bakery. The Cake Shop Bakery is the oldest business in the town of Woodbridge, Suffolk. The site on which it is located has been used as a bakery pretty much continuously for over 150 years. The Cake Shop … [Read more...]

Catch us at the BSB and Scottish Bakers conferences

You can catch our managing director Jane Tyler on vice chair duties at the British Society of Baking’s Spring Conference on April 26. The event will be hosted at food research giant Campden BRI at its Gloucestershire headquarters. Bringing together a stellar set of speakers from across the industry, the conference’s theme is “Health, innovation … [Read more...]

Report: waste reduction delivers fivefold return

A new report says that food retailers get back at least £5 for every £1 they invest in waste reduction. The report, entitled “The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste” was commissioned by Champions 12.3, a pressure group launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos last year. The report’s headline finding was that for every £1 … [Read more...]

How bakers lose out with standing orders

Standing orders can be replaced by a far more profitable approach, says Rob McIlroy. Standing orders are the repeat orders that are automatically sent to a customer. They save bakers the trouble of entering orders for customers who take similar orders every time. Effectively, they are a rubber-stamping exercise to save both the baker and the … [Read more...]