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Re: Greggs

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 15:04
by Tweetotal
I like Greggs, but last time I bought something from there, they confused what my boyfriend asked for and gave him something with meat in it, which he doesn't eat. It was comical, seeing him freaking out/spitting bits of pasty everywhere and the pigeons spotting it and swooping in.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 21:56
by oxo_foxo
I can't believe no-one's mentioned the French bread pizzas Gregg's do yet - they're HEAVEN! They can be a bit under expectations if you get a cold one, but oh my god, if they're hot, they are just like a party in your mouth. Nyom nyom nyom.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 13:34
by bocken
Suggestion for Greggs: A poster displaying the correct and incorrect ways of placing a caramel doughnut in a bag so that the icing doesn't all go on the bag. You could put it next to the posters displaying acceptable shades of bakedness.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 15:50
by moopind
Your Funny Uncle wrote:I noticed the other day that the shops in York that used to be Baker's Oven have now changed into Greggs so now there are three within the space of about two or three hundred metres. Just like everywhere else, then...
Caroline74 wrote:I really love the chicken bake from Bakers Oven.It's much superior to Greggs!
Rotherham fact: The Baker's Oven is now a Greggs too. It's near my work.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:06
by a layer of chips
Is there anything more decadent - nay, sexual! - than a sly mid-morning veggie pastie?

Re: Greggs

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 13:24
by Uncle Ants
a layer of chips wrote:Is there anything more decadent - nay, sexual! - than a sly mid-morning veggie pastie?
Victoria sponge cake for breakfast is marginally more decadent ... I don't know abouut the sex thing. Sex with baked goods isn't my thing.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 13:31
by linus
a layer of chips wrote:Is there anything more decadent - nay, sexual! - than a sly mid-morning veggie pastie?
penelope keith eating a magnum?

Re: Greggs

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 13:50
by photojonny
I came across a Greggs in Leeds that will still open at 3am. This needs to come into force in London, immediately.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 14:55
by roundbitsofplastic
photojonny wrote:I came across a Greggs in Leeds that will still open at 3am. This needs to come into force in London, immediately.
The one by the bus stations in wolves is the same.

No one's gonna beat the Victoria square one though, open til 3am and it's in a library..

Re: Greggs

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 07:07
by a layer of chips
Just thought you'd like to know.
13 January 2010



GREGGS plc

TRADING UPDATE

Greggs is the leading bakery retailer in the UK,

with over 1,400 retail outlets throughout the country

serving freshly baked products to over a million customers each day



STRONG CHRISTMAS SALES PERFORMANCE



Highlights


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Christmas trading period* - total sales up 3.1%, like-for-like sales up 1.1%


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Christmas week - total sales up 6.5%, like-for-like sales up 4.4%


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Financial year 2009 - total sales up 5.0%**, like-for-like sales up 0.8%***


* four weeks ending 26 December 2009

** 53 weeks ending 2 January 2010 versus 52 weeks ending 27 December 2008

*** like-for-like growth figures are against equivalent 53 weeks of prior year



Over the four week Christmas trading period to 26 December 2009 total sales grew by 3.1 per cent and like-for-like sales grew by 1.1 per cent against strong comparatives in the prior year. We sold more than a million mince pies each week, up 6.0 per cent on last year, helped by the successful launch of our new Viennese mince pie.


Christmas week itself saw a very strong performance, with like-for-like sales up 4.4 per cent. We served 250,000 more customers than in the comparable week last year. Demand for savouries was particularly strong, with like-for-like sales in this category increasing by 10.0 per cent. We sold more than two million of our Christmas festive bakes, an increase of 23 per cent on last year.


For our financial year as a whole, total sales increased by 5.0 per cent (including a 1.6 per cent contribution from the 53rd week) and like-for-like sales increased by 0.8 per cent.


As planned, during the year the Group opened 49 new shops and closed 39, making a net addition of 10 new shops and a total of 1,419 at 2 January 2010.


Chief Executive Ken McMeikan commented: "I am very pleased with our sales performance, particularly over Christmas, in what has remained a challenging trading environment for the high street. We expect to report results in line with expectations when we make our preliminary results announcement on 18 March 2010.


"The severe winter weather across the country has naturally brought particular challenges at the beginning of 2010. We are grateful for the enormous determination shown by our staff to maintain our service to customers under these testing conditions.


"We remain positive about our growth opportunities as we begin our programme of accelerated expansion to make the unique Greggs proposition accessible to many more consumers throughout the UK. We expect to add a net 50-60 new shops during the year, funding this growth and continued investment in our supply chain from our strong operating cash flow."


ENQUIRIES:



Greggs plc


Hudson Sandler

Ken McMeikan, Chief Executive


Wendy Baker / Michael Sandler

Richard Hutton, Finance Director


Tel: 020 7796 4133

Tel:


0191 281 7721



Re: Greggs

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 08:58
by Mr Bear
I'm not surprised - their festive bake was superb.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 20:17
by timahall
I wish they'd hurry the fuck up and open a Gregg's in Belfast.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 20:33
by SophieC
can the scotch confirm or deny if greggs still sells the fabled "macaroni pie"?

Re: Greggs

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 00:03
by Modern Antiquarian
I still remeber braggs, who had the exact same stock and shopfronts as gregss but mysteriously all became greggs's around 1995.

I also rember having a right go at someone I was working with for knocking greggs a few years ago. I'm normally as honest as the day is long, but so white hot was my rage at this idiot's knocking of greggs that in the heat of the moment I invented the 'fact' that they had won sandwich retailer of the year the year before when I knew full well it had been Boots. It shut him up and I won the argument but living with the lie has been hard.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 00:52
by String Bean Jen
JamieC wrote:can the scotch confirm or deny if greggs still sells the fabled "macaroni pie"?
Yes, I caught one on my December Glasgow sojourn. I wish Gregg's would sell more interesting veggie options than the cheese salad baguette. I don't normally eat pies or pasties so that's really my only significant veggie choice (some bread with cheese and tomatoes on it does not count, sorry).

Re: Greggs

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:02
by humblebee
Modern Antiquarian wrote:I still remeber braggs, who had the exact same stock and shopfronts as gregss but mysteriously all became greggs's around 1995.
Oh yeah! There was one near my old uni in Birmingham. They sold little mini doughnut things for a penny each! Spend a quid and you wouldn't need to eat again all week.

Back to Greggs, I am disturbed by the scant availability of the vegetable pasty. The branch near my old work in Birmingham was great for meat-free stuff, cos as well as the bog standard cheese and onion pasty, they did a vegetable pasty and a mini quiche. I have barely seen these at any other branch in the country. Get it sorted Gregg!

Re: Greggs

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 17:04
by a layer of chips
Brand new Greggs website launched today. www.greggs.co.uk

Re: Greggs

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 19:06
by humblebee
a layer of chips wrote:Brand new Greggs website launched today. http://www.greggs.co.uk
I see the 'savouries' subsection denies the existence of the Greggs vegetable pasty, even though there are verified sightings in 2010. THE CONSPIRACY GOES ON.

Re: Greggs

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 19:39
by roundbitsofplastic
Greggs FAQ wrote: We have a core range of products that are sold in every Greggs shop around the country. In addition, we try to cater for local tastes by including traditional bakery products and lines that are popular with customers in that area. We are continually developing new products and ranges to introduce into our shops and discontinuing the sale of products that no longer meet the needs of our customers.
I've seen 'em in Dudley. I even heard they were vegan (this was some years back). Maybe they don't want to compromise they're no-nonsense northern image with namby-pamby hippie food on their "core menu"?

Re: Greggs

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:19
by a layer of chips
Hot (literally) news.
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