RedBlack Software splits business to focus on supermarket sector

RedBlack Software has divided its business in two with the creation of BakePlan Software Ltd.

BakePlan will focus on retail and convenience stores while RedBlack continues to serve the independent craft bakery sector with its Cybake bakery management solutions.

The restructure had been prompted by “a fork” in the development of its software, which became apparent during a project to improve availability and reduce waste at Marks & Spencer’s in-store bakeries.

“It became plain that the needs of the large modern retail grocer diverged considerably from that of RedBlack’s core craft bakery customers,” said Jane Tyler (pictured above), managing director of BakePlan and RedBlack.

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Ashley Williams, British Baker, 21/09/17