Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco In Specialised Stores
47.24 - Retail sale of bread, cakes, flour confectionery and sugar confectionery in specialised stores

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


High Street bakery Greggs unveiled plans to open 130 new stores throughout the UK in 2018, thereby creating around 1,500 new jobs. The chain has made the decision to increase its high street presence following strong sales figures in 2017. The investment plan will also see around 100 outlets refurbished and updated. A spokesperson for Greggs stated that the chain was looking to expand its product range, for example by introducing vegan options. The company has not yet revealed the locations of the new stores.


  • 16 January 2018: Wales Online
  • 16 January 2018: Sky news


Eurofound (2018), Greggs, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93086, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93086.