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Greggs puts the brakes on upcoming refurbishment projects

Greggs puts the brakes on upcoming refurbishment projects

Greggs has reaffirmed plans to cut the volume of shop refurbishments it carries out over the next 12 months, but the move is largely down to the nature of short-term refurb cycles rather than a reduced appetite for investment. In 2017 the chain converted 132 company-managed shops to its bakery food-on-the-go format while its franchise

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Greggs opening three stores for every one it shuts as huge development programme gathers pace

Greggs confirmed this morning that it is typically opening three shops for every one that it closes as it lifted the lid on one of the most dynamic store estate development programmes in the market. In the year-to-date, the bakery chain has opened 98 new shops, including 37 franchised units predominantly in transport locations. At


Top chains sign up to Lunch! as it prepares to make ExCel debut

A collection of the UK’s biggest food-to-go specialists are among those set to visit London’s Lunch! show later this month. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S Food, Pret A Manger, Greggs, Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero, Co-op, WH Smith, Waitrose, Starbucks, EAT., LEON, McDonald’s, and Compass Group will all be sending representatives as the show celebrates its tenth anniversary. Lunch!, which

Roger Whiteside, CEO

BREAKING NEWS: Greggs scales down refurb projects for next two years

Greggs revealed today that it is entering a period where a lower number of shop refurbishments are due, but said it would return to the “more recent run-rate” of 200-plus shop refits a year from 2020. Boss Roger Whiteside said the slowdown was in line with its “normal” shop refurbishment cycle and reflected the level


Gregg’s boss sets sights on digital transformation with click-and-collect optimisation

Gregg’s boss Roger Whiteside has said that the company is expanding its digital presence and has plans for mobile ordering. Bakery chain Gregg’s says it plans to introduce a mobile-based click-and-collect service with hopes of branching out further to offer delivery. CEO Roger Whiteside told Marketing Week: “The question is still how to make money

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Greggs and EAT CEOs to share thoughts on market at industry show

The CEOs of Greggs and EAT are the latest names to have been announced as part of the lunch! 2017 line-up. For the 10th anniversary show, there will be exclusive keynotes with Roger Whiteside, CEO of bakery and food-to-go giant Greggs, and Andrew Walker, chief executive of EAT. Walker, who will host an opening day