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Greggs driver hands out baked goods to stranded motorists

A Greggs driver handed out free doughnuts and cakes to stranded drivers as Storm Emma caused major travel disruption across the north of England.

Greggs: 2018 will be a year of record investment

Greggs is to make £45m of capital expenditure in 2018 as it continues the consolidation of its manufacturing and logistics operations.

Love at first bite: Man proposes in Greggs

A graphic designer from Hertfordshire proposed to his girlfriend at a Valentine’s Day celebration hosted by Greggs.

Greggs to open store in Three Bridges station

Greggs is to open a new shop at Three Bridges railway station, West Sussex, next week (Saturday, 3 February).

Greggs offers candlelit dinners for Valentine’s Day

Greggs is offering romantic candlelit dinners in its stores for the first time this Valentine’s Day.

PETA launches petition for Greggs vegan sausage roll

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK has launched a petition calling for Greggs to add a vegan sausage roll to its menu.

Greggs launches Festive Bake Sprinkles

Greggs has released limited-edition Festive Bake Sprinkles – the crunchy crumb topping used on its Christmas menu staple.

Subway set to trial home delivery

Subway has announced it will trial a home delivery service in London from next year.

Greggs raises more than £800k for Children in Need

Greggs has raised £832,573 for this year’s BBC Children in Need campaign through fundraising events.

Savoury pastries: Spice up your sausage roll sales

While not necessarily the healthiest of options, quality sausage rolls made with top ingredients still offer bakers a way to stand out from the crowd

Christmas round-up: on-the-go festive bakery NPD

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The festivities are often accompanied by a hefty dose of seasonal NPD, from Rudolph cakes to mincemeat pasties and of course the highly-anticipated Christmas sandwiches. 

Season's eatings: Greggs launches advent calendar

Greggs is set to launch its first advent calendar, featuring tokens that can be exchanged for items such as sausage rolls. 

Gallery: Greggs reveals its festive menu

Greggs has unveiled its sweet and savoury Christmas menu that will feature nine new baked products.

Greggs boss backs mental health Time to Change Employer Pledge

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside is raising awareness of mental health in the workplace by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

Apprentices with Ivan Jepson, Gateshead College, and Greggs' Katie-Anne McCue
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Greggs launches national apprenticeship programme

Greggs has launched a national apprenticeship programme that it claims will help to fast-track its expansion plans.

Greggs trials home delivery service through UberEats

Greggs has teamed up with UberEats to trial a home delivery service in Newcastle.

Greggs: trade boosted by improved service and availability

Greggs has said its new forecasting and replenishment system has boosted product availability for customers.

Rising ingredient costs prompts Greggs price hikes

Greggs has increased the price of its sausage rolls and breakfast baps in reaction to rising food ingredients costs.

Greggs’ yum-yums production boosted by supply chain shake-up

Greggs has reported that its manufacturing and logistics shake-up, which has brought the closure and restructure of a number of sites, is boosting efficiency and product quality.

Greggs raises £85k for We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

Greggs has raised £85,718 for the Manchester Evening News (MEN) We Love Manchester Emergency Fund through in-store collections.

Greggs extends limited-edition summer menu

Six new summer products from Greggs are in shops now, where they will remain until 13 September.

Lose weight, eat Greggs?

High street bakery chain Greggs has launched a summer diet plan, Minimise Me – despite including sausage rolls and doughnuts - that can help people lose weight.

Did you know? Greggs has been quietly giving away cake in Scotland since 2016

For more than a year, 20 Scottish Greggs stores have been offering free cakes to people who host a tea party for lonely OAPs.

Revealed: How Brexit has hit the foodservice trade

Growth in the British foodservice industry has slowed in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote, according to new research.

Greggs named first food-to-go retailer of the year in Grocer Golds

Greggs has been declared food-to-go retailer of the year in The Grocer Gold Awards 2017.

Greggs launches first UK drive-thru in Manchester

High street bakery chain Greggs has announced the opening of its first UK drive-thru on the outskirts of Salford, Manchester.

Coconut and spice feature in Greggs’ new summer line-up

A limited-edition summer menu has launched into Greggs stores nationwide - and there’s not a pastry in sight. 

GALLERY: Greggs unveils salad dresses by Katy Perry’s costume designer

Greggs has launched its summer menu by unveiling two dresses designed by Katy Perry’s costume creator – and made entirely of salad.

Greggs sales up 7.5% as breakfast demand grows

Demand for Greggs’ £2 breakfast offer has helped drive a 7.5% hike in sales across the business.

Greggs chairman Ian Durant to lead DFS Furniture board

Greggs chairman Ian Durant has been appointed chairman of furniture business DFS.

Greggs set to open Inverurie outlet

High street bakery chain Greggs has unveiled plans to open up a new outlet in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, British Baker can confirm.

GALLERY: Greggs launches limited-edition range

Greggs has added seven new limited-edition products to its line-up.

Home deliveries ruled out as Greggs unveils plans for further growth

Greggs has revealed a new strategy for growth that includes opening up to 150 new stores this year, but has ruled out a move into home deliveries.

Greggs falls ‘fowl’ of persistent thief

A branch of high street chain Greggs, in Scotland’s Arbroath, is being terrorised daily by a bird that staff have named Steven Seagull.

Greggs launches first ‘healthier shop’

A new Greggs shop in a hospital in the Midlands is focusing on soups and salads rather than the traditional Greggs fare.

Greggs launches Valentine’s and Easter ranges

The months of love (and chocolate) are upon us, and high street baker Greggs has launched its seasonal ranges to celebrate. 

York bakeries defy advertising ban

Cafés and bakeries in York have remained defiant in the face of a new city-wide ban on A-boards on the pavements, which came into effect this week.

Greggs shake-up: Norwich site to close with loss of 50 jobs

Greggs has revealed its Norwich bakery is to close as part of a major shake-up of its manufacturing and distribution structure, which is feared to have put hundreds of jobs at risk.

Greggs to convert Birmingham bakery into ‘logistics centre of excellence’

High street bakery chain Greggs has revealed plans to convert its bakery in Birmingham into a distribution centre.

Greggs trading update: Food-to-go continuing to drive growth

Greggs says its “growing strength” in food-to-go has contributed to a 4.2% hike in like-for-like sales through its company-managed stores in the past year.

Greggs launches festive flavoured lip balms

High street bakery chain Greggs hopes to encourage the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe with the release of two limited-edition festive flavoured lip balms.

Greggs Delivered trial extended to homes in Newcastle

Greggs Delivered, the much-anticipated home delivery service from the Tyneside baker, is being trialled in Newcastle city centre.

Greggs opens brand new distribution centre

High street bakery chain Greggs has worked with project management firm Clegg Food Projects to open up a 4,645sq m distribution centre in Enfield, North London.

Greggs and Pret give away festive freebies

High street chains Greggs and Pret a Manger have been giving away their latest Christmas releases for free as part of the run-up to the festive period.

Greggs denies it has stopped selling scones

It was widely reported high street bakery chain Greggs had scrapped scones from its 1,700 stores, and there was a furious reaction from consumers. But the claims have been denied.

Greggs to deliver?

High street baker Greggs is trialling a home delivery service called Greggs Delivered, which, if successful, will roll out nationwide.

Liz Moskow: ‘We'll all be eating chocolate cake for breakfast by 2017’

Liz Moskow, culinary director of Sterling-Rice Group and food trend expert, has stated that people will be eating chocolate cake for breakfast by 2017.

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Him! reveals continuing rise for food-to-go

The total food-to-go market is set to rise by an average rate of 4.4% over the next three years, according to MCA.

Greggs says people don’t buy bread in bakeries anymore

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside has suggested that bread is being phased out in bakeries as consumers turn to supermarkets for their loaves.

Menu development helps boost Greggs’ sales

High street bakery retailer Greggs has said its Balanced Choice and breakfast products have been popular over the summer months, as it released its third-quarter trading statement to 1 October.

Greggs introduces a lower-calorie, lower-fat sourdough pasty

Bakery chain Greggs is introducing sourdough pasties with less than 300 calories and up to two-thirds less fat and saturated fat than its standard pasty.

Labour leader lends a hand at Greggs

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the Greggs bakery distribution centre in Enfield earlier this week with Ronnie Draper, general secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union, to launch the next phase of Labour’s initiative to improve workplace rights.

Greggs reports 6% sales boost for H1

Leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs has seen total sales rise 6% to £422m for the 26 weeks ended 2 July 2016.

Change to board at Greggs

High street bakery chain Greggs has announced that Raymond Reynolds, currently retail director, will become property and business development director.

Greggs to extend healthy range

High street bakery chain Greggs has said it plans to increase the number of healthy options it offers, including a gluten-free range.

Greggs High Court ruling could change toilet law

A High Court ruling over two Greggs stores could see even the smallest cafés and bakeries having to install customer toilet facilities.

Greggs launches new app

High street bakery chain Greggs has relaunched its Greggs Rewards mobile payment app, which offers rewards and incentives to customers.

Greggs sales up thanks to sandwiches

Greggs, the high street bakery, has reported like-for-like (LFL) sales were up 3.7% for the first 18 weeks of the year, which it credited to hot sandwiches and breakfasts.

Greggs to roll out Balanced Choice range

In a continued bid to target the ‘healthy eating’ market, high street food-to-go chain Greggs will launch its Balanced Choice range on 2 May. 

Greggs trials Balanced Choice bakes

High street food-to-go retailer Greggs is trialling its first low-calories bakes, under its Balanced Choice range.

Pret A Manger scores food-to-go double win

High street coffee chain Pret A Manger has been named the UK’s best café and sandwich shop.

Greggs launches flat white with Nappuccino lab

To mark the launch of its new flat white coffee, high street baker Greggs has bought an “adult naptime pod” to London.

Roger Whiteside, chief executive at Greggs
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Greggs to reorganise and capitalise

Capitalising on the food-to-go market and reorganising the bakery portfolio are key priorities for Greggs, according to chief executive Roger Whiteside.

Greggs bakery closures a “devastating blow”

The loss of jobs at three bakeries run by Greggs is a “devastating blow”.

5 things you can learn about Greggs

Greggs' record annual profits off the back of a bold food-to-go strategy gives any bakery pause for thought. British Baker takes a look at the key factors which give the high-street baker its competative edge.

Greggs' Twickenham factory
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Greggs to close three bakeries

The closure of three bakeries has been announced by food-to-go retailer Greggs, with the loss of 355 jobs.

Greggs Northern Ireland expansion marches on

Signs were put up yesterday at the Applegreen service station located on the M1 just outside Lisburn, advertising a Greggs shop.

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Greggs remembers Robert the Bruce

The new Greggs bakery in Dumfries has put up a plaque in-store, to mark the spot where Robert the Bruce began his bid for the throne of Scotland.

Greggs and Patisserie Valerie to open in Belfast

High street bakery chain Greggs is planning a third stand-alone store in Belfast, while high street patisserie and cake shop, Patisserie Valerie (PV), will make its Northern Irish debut a few doors away.

Chief executive, Roger Whiteside
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Greggs to offer new gluten-free range

The high street bakery chain, Greggs, is set to introduce a new gluten-free range later this year, the company's chief executive has announced.

Greggs’ trading update triggers share-price tumble

Greggs, the high street bakery chain, suffered a sharp drop in share price as it reported a slowdown in its like-for-like (LFL) sales growth.

Five things YOU can learn from Greggs today

British Baker highlights some of the key take-outs from the Greggs fourth-quarter update today. Where is the company heading and what will its full year results look like?

Greggs trading in line with expectations, 2015 LFLs up 4.7%

Bakery chain Greggs said it expected its full-year results to be “in line” with previous expectations – after announcing company like-for-like sales (LFLs) increased by 4.7% in 2015.

Greggs reportedly planning 12 NI stores in 2016

High street bakery Greggs will reportedly open at least 12 stores in Northern Ireland in 2016, and its first stand-alone shop in the country will open in Belfast in March.

Greggs has recently opened its 100th franchise store
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Greggs opens 100th franchise store

Greggs, the high street bakery, recently passed 100 franchise stores as it opened another partnership with fuel station forecourt manager Euro Garages.

Greggs embarks on business transformation

Greggs has built on an existing relationship with technology company Keytree by appointing it to carry out the first phase of its business transformation programme.

South Shields Greggs closes

Greggs-lovers in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, received a blow when the high-street bakery retailer closed its Fowler Street branch on 24 October.

Greggs in £2,000 robbery

Raiders forced their way into a Greggs in Birchencliffe in Yorkshire at 11.30pm on 25 October, stealing a safe containing £2,000.

Greggs wins health award

Highstreet bakery chain Greggs has won the Health and Wellness Award at the IGD Awards 2015 for the positive health impact of its Balanced Choice range.

Greggs reports Q3 LFL sales rise of nearly 5%

Greggs, the high street bakery retailer, said it planned to “deliver good growth for the year” – as it announced third-quarter like-for-like sales (LFLs) of 4.9%.

Greggs' chief executive Roger Whiteside
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Greggs announces move to new office

Greggs has announced it will relocate its main offices to North Tyneside’s Quorum Business Park.

Greggs is reportedly spreading its reach across Ireland
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Greggs ready to set down roots in Ireland

Greggs is to debut in Ireland later this year or early in 2016, Applegreen chief operations officer Joe Barrett has told the Irish Independent newspaper. 

X-Factor judge teams with Greggs for charity

Greggs has announced a partnership with X Factor’s Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to launch a new product.

Lunch! 2014 was deemed a success
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Bakery executives to speak at Lunch! show

Big names from the bakery world have been announced to speak at the Lunch! trade show (24-25 September) in London. 

Greggs scored highly on employee ratings
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Greggs wins first place in eateries poll

High street bakery chain Greggs has topped an online poll of the best eateries to work for. 

Greggs has revamped its pizza offer for a thin crust market
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Greggs revamps pizza for current market

High street bakery giant Greggs is replacing its thick-base square pizza slices for a thin crust triangular version. 

Greggs runs a loyalty card scheme
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Consumers still love a loyalty scheme

A total of 87% of consumers say a good loyalty scheme will encourage them to repeatedly buy, research has revealed. 

Five of Greggs all time most popular products

High street bakery giant Greggs released its impressive first half results today. It was even hailed by Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal last week – can the company do no wrong?

Greggs bacon roll
Greggs' breakfast and low-calorie options are a success
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Greggs sales boom with breakfast demand

High street bakery giant Greggs has reported “a strong first half” as consumer demand for its low-calorie and breakfast options grows. 

Greggs tweeted this picture of Jake Gyllenhaal with his beloved baguette
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A-lister Jake Gyllenhaal loves Greggs

Southpaw and Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed his love of high street bakery giant Greggs.

Greggs gets behind high street regeneration

Bakery giant Greggs is backing a scheme to help regenerate high streets across the UK.

5 things you can learn from the Bakery Market Report

The Bakery Market Report is the definitive guide to the retail bakery sector in the UK. Here we outline the reasons YOU need this product.

Macaroni pies dilemma reaches parliament

The campaign to save the macaroni pies has reached Scottish Parliament, after Greggs bakery discontinued the product.

Greggs links with VoucherCodes for sausage roll drive

Bakery giant Greggs is treating consumers to a free sausage roll this week, with 6,000 to give away each day. 

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Research reveals bakery’s social media stars

Coffee chains Costa Coffee and Starbucks and bakery giant Greggs both appear in the top 10 ranking of companies leading the way in social media. 

Greggs faced a media storm over customer question about bread
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Greggs’ bread ‘news’ is old news

Greggs has faced a media storm after a customer asked the bakery why it was unable to buy a loaf of bread in a store. 

Greggs new style 'bakery-to-go' shop
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Greggs turns in another robust performance

Greggs the bakers has posted another set of “strong” trading results, with like-for-like sales up 5.9%- ahead of its expectations.

Coughlans: won an apology from Greggs
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Greggs apologises to bakery after 'staff poaching' attempts

Bakery giant Greggs has apologised to a local baker after being accused of “poaching staff”. 

The site in an Applegreen service station is the first in the province
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Greggs to make Northern Ireland debut

Greggs is to open its first store in Northern Ireland at the end of this month, in a service station.

URBAN eat's new ‘eat better' range
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Urban Eat brings out healthier food-to-go line

Sandwich brand Urban Eat is grabbing a piece of the healthy eating market by launching a selection of healthier food-to-go options called Eat Better.

Greggs and Pret win top spot over Starbucks

Greggs and Pret A Manger have beaten Starbucks to top the list of the UK’s most desired coffee shop and snack hotspots.

Greggs posts strong 2014 performance
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Greggs' results by numbers

High street bakery chain Greggs has posted its 2014 preliminary results including its best own-shop like-for like sales since 2007. 

Greggs posts strong 2014 trading performance
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Greggs posts strong 2014 performance

The chief executive of high street bakery giant Greggs has praised “an exceptional step-up in performance” for the brand in 2014 as it revealed total sales were up 5.5% to £804m and own-shop like-for-like sales had risen 4.5%. 

Greggs saved from toilet provision across estate
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Greggs ducks toilet provision following council dispute

Greggs has been saved from flushing away millions of pounds following a ruling on whether it needed to provide toilets in its stores. 

Greggs has promised a full investigation into the discovery of a glove in a pasty
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Glove discovered in Greggs pasty

Bakery giant Greggs has come under fire after a three-year-old child bit into a rubber glove baked into her pasty. 

Food-to-go bumps up Greggs’ Christmas sales

High street bakery giant Greggs has said it had a “very strong Christmas”, with own shop like-for-like sales (LFLs) up 4.5% for the financial year.

Greggs reviews decision on Glasgow store pay

Greggs has changed its mind on a decision to dock the pay of those who didn’t work their shift, after the Glasgow lorry tragedy.

Greggs’ shares soar on profits guidance

Shares in Greggs soared yesterday after the bakery retailer revealed that increased sales would mean better-than-expected profits.

Greggs raises profits outlook

Bakery chain Greggs delivered a shock trading update this morning to reveal that its full-year profits would be ahead of analysts’ expectations.

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The Topping Pie Company will supply to cruise ships
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Pie firm steps aboard cruise lines

Doncaster-based family bakery The Topping Pie Company has struck a deal to supply into the cruise-line market. 

Customers are encouraged to get involved with the Santa selfies
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Santa selfies at centre of Greggs’ festive campaign

Greggs has launched a new social media campaign, tying its pasty packaging to the internet with its #PastySanta selfies.

Greggs joins Prompt Payment advisory board
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Greggs joins Prompt Payment advisory board

Greggs bakery has been appointed to a new advisory board, designed to help strengthen the official code for businesses to follow when dealing with suppliers

the popular bakery will soon open on a Whitelink ferry
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Greggs bakery gets its sea legs

Greggs bakery is to open its first branch on a ferry. 

Greggs launches New York style hot dog
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Greggs expands to-go range with NY hotdog

Greggs has launched its hot dog product into 1,700 shops, after New Yorkers approved the recipe. 

Bakery chains to attend trade show for lunchtime market

The lunch! trade show commences today with more than 6,000 visitors from retailing, hospitality, snacking, convenience and catering sectors expected over the next two days.

Greggs posts sales rise in last 11 weeks
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Greggs sees 5.4% rise in own-shop LFLs

Pastries giant Greggs has posted an own-shop like-for-like sales growth of 5.4% for the 11 weeks to 13 September. 

Expansion into c-stores could be on the horizon
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Greggs trial expansion in c-store sector

Greggs has teamed up with owners of Spar, Blakemore Retail to trial franchise offerings in c-stores. 

Google hack:
Following a nasty logo replacement, Greggs social media requested a Google Doodle
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Greggs offensive logo goes viral

Greggs has been hacked on its Google listing with fraudsters putting up an offensive slogan on its official branding.

Greggs’ healthy sandwich range boosted by good weather

Greggs has seen sales of over £1m a week on its healthier range of sandwiches, helped by good weather, the company claimed.

Greggs interim results:
The baker reports strong trading results
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Greggs sees turnaround for LFLs

High street bakery chain Greggs has reported a 3.2% increase in first-half like-for-like sales (LFLs), an improvement on its half-year 2013 LFL decline.

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The report states that drinking coffee has become part of UK culture
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Coffee and sandwich shops grow 34.9% in value

A report has estimated that the UK sandwich and coffee shop market has grown by 34.9% in market value from 2009 to 2013.

Coffee shops:
The report states that drinking coffee has become part of UK culture
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Coffee and sandwich shops grow 34.9% in value

A report has estimated that the UK sandwich and coffee shop market has grown by 34.9% in market value from 2009 to 2013.

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Greggs sees increase in sales
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Greggs LFLS up by 3.2%

Greggs, the BB75 leading bakery retailer, has seen like-for-like sales growth of 3.2% in the first 26 weeks of the year to 28 June.

Greggs go Wimbledon crazy
Strawberries and cream flat-breads:
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Greggs set to serve a Wimbledon-inspired range

Greggs is set to serve up a strawberries and cream-inspired sandwich, after a survey indicated fewer than 7% of Britons immediately associated Wimbledon with tennis.

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Greggs Breakfast Club
Greggs launches 250th primary school Breakfast Club
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Greggs reaches 250th school Breakfast Club

The Greggs Foundation, a registered charity associated with Greggs, has launched its 250th primary school Breakfast Club and will reach 300 by the year end.

Greggs’ loyalty app achieves initial success

Retail bakery chain Greggs has seen an increase in average consumer spend since launching its mobile loyalty scheme, according to its chief executive.

Greggs has been helped by lower costs
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Greggs’ sales boosted by lower costs

Like-for-like sales (LFLs) at Greggs, the BB75 bakery retailer, have increased by 3.7% – helped by weaker comparatives and lower cost inflation.

Greggs is second most popular brand among young people

Retail bakery chain Greggs is the second most popular brand on social media for young people, according to a new report.

Greggs makes two board changes

Greggs, the bakery retail chain, has appointed two new non-executive directors.

Greggs’ profits fall in challenging market

Greggs has seen an 18.9% fall in pre-tax profit following competitive trading conditions, according to latest figures.

Pret and Greggs applauded by customers for satisfaction

Pret A Manger, Greggs and Subway have been listed among the top 50 UK performing organisations in terms of customer satisfaction.

Greggs looks to mitigate job loss impact

Greggs will look to do everything it can to mitigate the impact of job redundancies within the company, according to its chief executive.

Greggs forecasts more than 400 redundancies

Greggs has announced that more than 400 jobs are potentially at risk, due to structural changes to its supply chain and a reduction in general overhead costs.

Greggs sees 2.6% LFL increase in Q4

Greggs has seen an increase of 2.6% in Q4 like-for-like (LFL) sales following “strong demand” during the Christmas period, according to its latest trading results.

Shares in Greggs fall after 2012 profits revealed

Shares in Greggs, the high street bakery retailer, fell by 43.5p yesterday - after the City reacted to the company’s fall in profits in 2012.

"Unsurprisingly disappointing" results says analyst
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Greggs results: “unsurprisingly disappointing”

Greggs results were this morning labelled "unsurprisingly disappointing" - after the bakery chain revealed a fall in its 2012 profits.

Invite-only BB75 Lunch at The Avenue Restaurant
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BB75: In quotes and pictures

The BB75 networking lunch held recently at The Avenue Restaurant in London saw the industry come together to share ideas, best practice and get an exclusive look at British Baker’s own research into the bakery retail market.

Workfare demonstrators target Greggs

Demonstrators have protested outside a central London Greggs store, as part of a direct action campaign against its involvement in the government’s Workfare Scheme.

WRAP introduces new waste agreement

Government-funded organisation WRAP has called for bakery firms, food manufacturers and food-to-go businesses to sign up for a new food and packaging waste initiative.

Greggs unveils new store format

Greggs has unveiled its latest concept shop – its take on a local bakery-style shop – as exclusively revealed by British Baker last November.

Costa Coffee joins BRC

Costa Coffee has become the latest retail member of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

'Pastygate' timeline highlights government u-turn

British Baker has compiled the key dates in the pasty-tax campaign over the past two months, which have shaped the government's decision to scrap its proposal for 20% VAT to be added to all hot takeaway bakery products.

Government performs pasty tax u-turn

The government has performed a dramatic u-turn on its tax for hot pies and pasties.

The move comes after weeks of sustained campaigning by the baking industry, including British Baker's own e-petition, a campaign by Greggs, the largest retail baker in the country, and a demonstration by the industry at Westminster which saw a petition of half a million signatures handed in at Number 10.

Bakers to outline anti-VAT argument

The baking industry will today outline its opposition to the proposed 20% hike to VAT on hot savouries.

Greggs: tax increase will hit sales and profits

Greggs, the BB75 leading retail bakery chain, has this morning reiterated its opposition to the proposed 20% pasty tax, saying the move would cause “new anomalies” and “uncertainties”.

Greggs director to speak at retail conference

Roisin Currie, group people director at Greggs, will join a panel of keynote speakers in a debate over the future of retail outside London.

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