Greggs upgrades profits after strong post-lockdown sales recovery

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Food to go specialist Greggs has reported strong recovery in sales as the UK’s coronavirus restrictions have eased, saying profits for the year could be in line with 2019.

In a trading update for the 18 weeks to May 8 2021, Greggs reported that two-year like-for-like sales comparisons were down 13.5% to £352m, but in the eight weeks to the same date two year comparisons were down just 3.5%. 

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