NORTH Yorkshire bakers Thomas The Baker is installing retail and head-office management systems from York software business RedBlack Software as part of a £200,000 IT infrastructure overhaul.

The company is installing RedBlack’s CyBake Touch shop control software in its 33 shops, three cafes and butcher/delicatessen in the next 12 months and is also implementing CyBake 3 bakery management software at its Helmsley head office.

Simon Thomas, director and general manager of Thomas the Baker, said the software would enable them to monitor everything from the raw materials `through to the end product, help them to control waste and achieve better product availability.