Greegs announced it plans to open new branches across South and Northwestern England, starting in August. The expansion will include an outlet store and a drive-thru, according to local media reports.
The Leceister Square Greggs can stay open late at night, as the bakery reached an agreement with the Westminster Council to do so. Originally, the request to also keep this store open from 23:00 to 5.00 had been denied, due to concerns that it would create public disturbances.
Greggs recorded a sales increase of 23% in 2022 compared to the previous year. The strong performance was supported by record shop openings: 186 new stores began operating last year, growing its total count to 2,428 shops by the end of 2022.
The Board of Greggs announced the appointment of Nigel Mills as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Mills will become Senior Independent Director following the close of the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on May 17, 2023.
Greggs signed a multi-million-pound contract with Edinburgh-based Business Stream, one of the UK’s largest water retailers. As part of the latest three-year deal, Business Stream will provide water and wastewater services to Greggs’ nine UK manufacturing sites and over 1,400 shops.
Bakery chain Griggs opened the doors to its new shop located in a Kent shopping center. The bakery opened a store in Gillingham’s Hempstead Valley shopping center earlier this year.
Greggs opened its largest bakery-café in Primark’s flagship store in Birmingham on February 12. The 130-seat café features a self-serve coffee cart, Sugar Strand Doughnut seating booths, flying Sausage Rolls and an Instagram area.
British bakery chain Greggs is experiencing supply chain shortages sparked by ‘temporary interruptions’ to suppliers following the heavy goods vehicle driver crisis affecting the UK.