TwinPeaks is delighted to announce that Companion Baking Company, one of our valued clients, was recently featured in Bake Magazine’s December 2018 issue! Read below:
Sandwich breads are on the rise
by John Unrein (Bake Magazine)
Companion owner and founder Josh Allen enjoys an inside view of America’s bread business, overseeing operations at one of the leading intermediate wholesale bakeries in the United States. So what trends have staying power, in his view?
“At restaurants, we are seeing less bread baskets and more paid bread service — beautiful loaves of bread served with three or four spreads,” Allen says at his St. Louis bakery. “There is definitely more movement on the sandwich side of things. Whole grain sandwich breads are doing well. More sourdoughs.”
Sandwich breads are taking off in a multitude of directions, giving customers more options and signaling a strong positive for the “fine casual” movement in American dining culture.
“Food is becoming more casual and much more approachable in restaurants,” Allen says, “whether that be a great lobster roll or an Italian panini.”
How TwinPeaks Helped
POMeSYS, our web-based bakery management software, helped Companion. Josh Allen, owner and founder of Companion, said, “[POMeSYS] has always provided strong analysis tools for us to recognize trends in the industry.” By using analytics and reporting functionality of POMeSYS, Companion could see which products sold best and how the products performed over time. With this information in hand, Companion could continue to invest in high-performing products and identify which products would continue to do well into the future. This is a small part of the power of POMeSYS. Allen also mentioned, “The cloud-based solution [of POMeSYS] enables our team to work more efficiently and remotely.”