Greggs celebrates strong end to ‘exceptional year’ with staff pay-out

Greggs has achieved a record performance

Food-on-the-go specialist Greggs has posted a strong fourth-quarter performance and full-year profit will be ahead of expectations.

Following a record year, Greggs is to make a special payment to colleagues totalling £7m.

Sales rose 12.5% in the quarter, bringing the increase over the year to December 28 2019 to 13.5%. Like-for-likes at company managed branches climbed 8.7% in the quarter and 9.2% in the year, during which Greggs launched its now famous vegan sausage roll.

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