Belfast Telegraph

A raise in profits for baker Greggs

Baker Greggs said annual profits jumped 41% as fresh coffee and calorie-conscious sandwiches helped boost sales growth to an eight-year high.

The group, which runs 1,650 shops, said pre-tax profit reached £58.3m in the 53 weeks to January 3, as it refocused its menu and refitted outlets. Sales lifted 5.5% to £804m.

It added that its 4.5% like-for-like sales growth over the period was its strongest increase since 2007 as it introduced new lines.

Belfast Telegraph