Apr 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Greggs to begin reopening its shops amid lockdown

Greggs is to become the latest food retailer to reopen some of its outlets despite the coronavirus lockdown. Greggs closed all its stores more than a month ago when the lockdown began. Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside said the trial, set to last at least two weeks, would involve a limited product range and shorter trading hours. In a letter to staff, he said that from 8 June, he hoped to open about 700 stores, including 150 franchise shops. "We expect it will only be possible to open this many shops if the government has taken a first step in relaxing the lockdown, which could be to open the schools," he added.

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