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...]

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...]

Jane Tyler talks about waste reduction at Campden BRI MIG

RedBlack Software managing director Jane Tyler is to appear at Campden BRI’s Food Service Member Interest Group (MIG) in London on January 26. Jane, who is also the vice chairman of the British Society of Baking, is to present a session entitled “The power of prediction: how to use enhanced forecasting technology to cut waste and increase … [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...]

Find out why our sales-based waste-reduction app has hit the headlines

Our predictive sales-based ordering solution Cybake Instore has made the news as M&S rolls it out to all 534 UK in-store bakeries. Cybake Instore cuts waste and increases revenue by guiding staff to make the best combination of products at the right times of the day. As well as M&S, we are currently implementing Instore at some of the … [Read more...]

M&S rolls out Cybake Instore from RedBlack Software to over 500 in-store bakeries

JUNE 17, 2016, YORK, UK – M&S is rolling out RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore sales-based predictive ordering solution to all of its 534 in-store bakeries in the UK. Cybake Instore cuts waste and increases revenue by telling in-store bakery staff the best combination of products to bake at the right times of the day. The move follows … [Read more...]

RedBlack Software gives bakers and food-to-go operators the power of prediction with Cybake Instore

April 18, 2016, FOODEX, NEC, UK – RedBlack Software launches Cybake Instore, an automated sales-based ordering system for retail bakers and food-to-go operators that cuts waste and increases shop takings, at Foodex today. York-based RedBlack is the creator of the Cybake range of bakery and food-to-go management solutions. Cybake Instore is the … [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...]