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...]

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...]

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...]

Sales-based ordering solution to debut at lunch!

There’s only a week to go until the lunch! trade show at London’s Business Design Centre where we will be previewing a brand-new offering, InStore. InStore is our new cloud-based suggested ordering solution for retail bakers. Instore corrects shop managers' assumptions about consumer trade-offs, cuts out the guesswork and puts you in control of … [Read more...]