John Unrein, Instore, 20/07/17
A York-based software developer has cooked up a coup with the news that Marks & Spencer is to use its innovative system for predicting sales in all of its 534 in-store bakeries in the UK.
Andrew Hitchon, The Press, 27/6/16
Marks & Spencer is rolling out RedBlack Software’s Cybake Instore sales-based predictive ordering solution to all of its 534 in-store bakeries in the UK.
Fiona Briggs, Retail Times, 24/06/16
RedBlack Software has this week launched an automated sales-based ordering system for retail bakers and food-to-go operators.
Cybake Instore claims to be able to cut waste and increase shop takings, as orders are “far more accurate” than those made by shop managers.
Newsdesk, FoodBev, 21/04/16
APRIL 25, 2016, YORK, UK – RedBlack Software has appointed Brett Jones to the position of account manager. Based in Bristol, he will have particular responsibility for the South of England and Wales.
RedBlack is the creator of the popular Cybake range of bakery management systems. Jones, who is 32, has spent his entire career in the food industry. His first job was managing a Somerfield instore bakery.
He continued in the food service industry before joining weighing systems specialist Stevens Group in 2009.
Jones has worked with some of British bakery’s biggest brands as well as major West Country Cybake users like Bristol’s Hobbs House and Penzance-headquartered Warrens Bakery.
Jones says: “My background gives RedBlack someone with comprehensive experience of planning and implementing traceability systems that meet established standards like BRC and SALSA. I also have experience of the food industry outside of baking.”
RedBlack managing director Jane Tyler says: “We already knew Brett from his excellent work with Stevens. For us, he is a very good fit. Not only does he understand the needs of large, enterprise-class food producers, he has a great feel for the challenges that face high street bakers too.
Jones says: “Bristol is a good location from which to cover Southern England. It means RedBlack has better coverage of the whole of the UK. We can improve service to our existing clients down here and we have a dedicated resource to expanding the business in areas that are harder to cover from York.”
The new addition to the RedBlack team is particularly enthusiastic about the firm’s new reseller agreement with weighing, traceability and recipe control specialist SG Systems.
Jones says: “While weighing and traceability put me in familiar territory, SG Systems’ solutions are not locked into expensive proprietary hardware. I fully expect that this will widen their appeal to a much larger market.