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...]

ABST Conference indicates a bright future for the bakery industry

Last weekend saw the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) hold their annual conference and AGM. RedBlack Software was incredibly proud to sponsor this wonderful event for the second year running, with yours truly available all weekend to answer students’ questions about the UK’s favourite bakery management software. Tech-savvy … [Read more...]

Can you help this author’s research into the First World War’s heroic bakers?

Were your ancestors baking during WW1? Our guest blogger, Janet Welch, is writing a book about bakers in the Great War and would like to hear from you. Since Cybake users include many of Britain’s pan-generational family firms, Janet thought we would be a good place to start and we were only too happy to help her out. While researching my family … [Read more...]

Are you throwing money in the bin? Find out with our new waste calculator

As part of a wider desire for secure and sustainable food chains, consumer consciousness has turned to food waste in recent months. Perhaps the most widely-known campaign has been Hugh’s War On Waste. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s investigation into the extent that edible food is wasted along the UK supply chain has not painted a pretty … [Read more...]

North Yorkshire deal sees Thomas the Baker install CyBake software across entire estate

Local bakery institutions team-up for 12-month rollout YORK, ENGLAND, JUNE 26, 2012 – Helmsley, North Yorkshire-based Thomas The Baker is installing retail and head-office management systems from local supplier RedBlack Software as part of a £200,000 I.T. infrastructure overhaul. Thomas the Baker operates 33 shops, three cafes and a … [Read more...]