Henri Boulangerie

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Henri Boulangerie: Creating and Using a Master Budget BACKGROUND PART I: CREATING THE BUDGET MEETINGS WITH DIVISIONAL MANAGERS Henri Boulangerie is a medium-sized regional bakery that specializes in providing orders to grocery and convenience stores. Because of the popularity of its brand, it has also opened a small café for walk-in business. In order to maintain its high quality standard, Henri produces only three products: breakfast muffins, fresh bread, and chocolate chip cookies. Although business has been good in the past few years, a lucky contact with a large chain has recently allowed it to expand its brand out of the local region. Growth has been high since the new contract went into effect. Andy Griff, the…show more content…
Henri Boulangerie sold 45,000 one-dozen packages of muffins for $5.50 each, 65,000 one-dozen packages of cookies for $4.75 each, and 85,000 one-dozen loaves of bread for $5.25 each. When Nicole got to Jeff’s office, he motioned her in to have a seat. “Is it time for our meeting already?” he asked. “Where does the day go?” “Who knows? It seems like one minute I’m having my morning muffin and the next I’m saying good-bye to everyone,” Nicole said with a sigh. “There’s never time to get everything done. And now I get to do the budget.” Jeff started to laugh. “Thanks,” she muttered. “I knew I could count on your support.” “I’m sorry. I just have to laugh at the amount of time you are going to put into something that isn’t really used anyway, except for setting bonuses, of course.” “Not really used? I don’t know how it’s been around here in the past, but this year, at least, the budget will prove to be a valuable tool.” Nicole waved away Jeff’s retort. “Anyway, one way or another I have to create one and, as you know, the process always starts with projected sales. Do you have a copy of last quarter’s results?” “Yes, right here somewhere,” Jeff said, shuffling papers around on his desk. “Got it!” he exclaimed, waving it gently as he pulled it from under a stack of other papers. “Now, what do you want to know exactly?” “Well, Andy thinks that since we
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