Total sales ahead by 4.8% at Greggs

Greggs, the high-street baker that sells sausage rolls and meat pies, unveiled sales growth of 4.8% ahead of its annual general meeting.

The company, which is based in the North East, said that like-for-like sales in the past 18 weeks had also grown by 0.8%.

It opened 20 shops during the time period and also refitted 59 stores, 20 of which were redesigned under its new foodservice format.