Belinda Youngs - Cooplands CEO

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Cooplands CEO Belinda Youngs

Scarborough-headquartered Cooplands has rolled out Cybake bakery management software across its entire retail estate.

The software will be used at Cooplands 170 stores and 12 cafes throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, County Durham and Nottinghamshire.

Using Cybake, which is owned by RedBlack Software, Cooplands has automated the replenishment of stock in each of its retail outlets through analysis of sales and stock data. Store staff have been issued with Cybake-enabled tablets to optimise sales and reduce waste.

Cooplands has also implemented Cybake across its three bakeries in Scarborough, Durham and Hull, where a cloud-based system manages processes such as production sheets, picking notes, invoicing and management reports, replacing the firm’s on-premises Foodlogik system.

The Cybake rollout at Cooplands is a result of a collaboration between the two companies over the last year to incorporate and improve upon the bakery chain’s multi-day shelf-life product replenishment system.

“Cybake have been a great partner over the last year,” said Belinda Youngs, CEO of Cooplands. “This step is a big one for our business and the first of a number of technology-enabled solutions as the business grows with ambitious plans.

“There is still much we must do to use the full capability of Cybake over the coming year and we look forward to a long-term partnership.”

Jane Tyler, managing director of Cybake creator RedBlack Software, said Cooplands had been “brilliant to work with” during their collaboration.

“They knew exactly what they wanted out of the Cybake system and this has improved our product,” she added. “Plus, as a family-owned independent business ourselves, we are proud to be associated with a craft bakery with such history and such stature.”

Earlier this year, Redblack Software teamed up with artificial intelligence start-up CatsAI. The move saw CatsAI technology incorporated into the bakery management system allowing subscribers to activate artificially intelligent sales predictions.