Greggs has revealed its gross sales have gone up by greater than a fifth in 1 / 4 and stated price inflation had eased throughout the enterprise.
The bakery chain, which opened its first store in Newcastle in 1951, stated it had gained 82 new retailers thus far in 2023.
It stated that took it to having a complete of two,410 shops throughout the UK.
The corporate advised shareholders whole gross sales elevated by 20.8% for the 13 weeks to 30 September, in contrast with the identical interval final 12 months.
It stated it had opened 144 new shops and closed 62 others within the final 12 months, and anticipated to open between 135 and 145 new retailers all through the entire of 2023.
Greggs stated it had been persevering with to broaden its night operation, saying gross sales after 16:00 now accounted for 8.8% of all its commerce.
It stated it had additionally gained extra prospects who have been ordering by its app and thru its partnership with Simply Eat and now Uber Eats.
Greggs chief govt Roisin Currie advised the PA information company there was nonetheless inflation within the group’s provide chain regardless of it easing, and it could proceed to assessment its pricing.
“When you concentrate on the present stress on disposable revenue, persons are desirous about how you can get the perfect worth,” she stated.
“When somebody is driving round desirous about the place to choose up breakfast, we predict persons are coming to us as a result of they’re conscious of the worth on supply.”
The bakery introduced in March plans to open 150 retailers and lengthen opening hours.
It stated earlier this 12 months it was more and more concentrating on busy commuter areas, with new retailers opening in London’s Canary Wharf station and Cardiff and Glasgow airports.