Bakery chain Greggs has revealed plans to open 150 new sites annually from 2022 and ultimately the ability to operate 3,000 shops across the UK.
Gregs said he continued to recover after the blockade and Covid restrictions ended, with sales up 3.5% in the second half despite “staffing and supply chain disruptions.” bottom.
The Newcastle-based chain, which has 2,100 branches, said it was considering international expansion for the first time and formed a small team to investigate the possibility of opening a bakery abroad.
“Our plans are based on the additional opportunities we see in Greggs in the UK market,” said the latest information on the company’s transactions.
“In the long run, we believe there is Greggs potential internationally. We are doing an analysis very early on to better understand the potential opportunities.”
Earlier this year, Greggs reported that finding new staff was difficult and was also affected by some food shortages.
Chicken Bake was one of the products affected as the UK continued to suffer from a shortage of HGV drivers.
“Greggs was unaffected by publicly announced pressure on staffing and the supply chain, and in recent months there has been some disruption in workforce availability and raw material and product supply,” said the chain. Says.
But CEO Roger Whiteside admits that the “temporary interruption” has hit trade, but its famous sausage rolls and Christmas bake could kill 100,000 pigs. He told customers that despite the crisis in the sexual pork industry, it will continue to be on the shelves this winter.
Greggs also announced that it is considering expanding evening trading to more stores and is currently expanding the delivery services available from more than 900 stores.