Greggs faces first loss for 36 years as lockdown bites
06/01/2021 | news | business | 778
The bakery chain says it does not expect profits to return to pre-Covid levels until 2022 at the earliest.
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06/01/2021 11:01:34 284 35
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A real shame, Greggs appear to be a really good company who share their good fortune with their staff.
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06/01/2021 11:09:20 167 28
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Whoever downvoted - could you say why?
Is it you don't like a company sharing profits with staff or is it that you object to what they sell so which allows them to pay bonuses?
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TJ
06/01/2021 12:31:12 10 23
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Down voted because Greggs shut up shop in my University Town last March (2020) . Closed as soon as the lockdown was announced. Put up signs saying they would not be reopening within days put several people out of work straight away. Leaving no Greggs within 30 miles of this West Wales Town.. Show's real none loyalty to it's staff and customers.
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06/01/2021 12:36:07 14 9
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Greggs moved into St Ives (Cambs), chased out the existing decent bakers, then stopped baking.

Not such a good company.
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06/01/2021 13:10:40 8 1
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I didn't down vote but I'm not a fan of Greggs due to them having put the vast majority of bakeries around the UK out of business with their crap, puree'd food. Most local bakeries are now long gone or have dropped their product quality to compete. They won the race to bottom and I don't celebrate that.
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06/01/2021 13:24:28 1 0
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Their share price has gone up 10% on this news. The markets were expecting alot worse. This is actually positive news.
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06/01/2021 16:01:47 0 0
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Also sharing obesity and ill health!
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06/01/2021 11:01:45 102 11
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This is undoubtedly bad news for the chain and the High St in general, but at the end of the day they will just have to roll with it.
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06/01/2021 13:27:47 1 0
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Share price is up 10% on this news. It's actually positive results.
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06/01/2021 11:02:12 4 14
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It's not all bad. This year's Veganuary is the most popular yet.
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06/01/2021 11:02:12 10 3
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Good luck to them, Definitely a guilty pleasure, fattening as hell but also so tasty - cheese and onion pasties a favourite of mine
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Da
06/01/2021 11:07:50 11 7
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Less calories in a Greggs sausage roll than a waitrose ham salad sandwich or a mars bar.
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06/01/2021 11:13:46 3 2
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So you're the one in front of me in the queue that always grabs that last cheese and onion pasty!
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06/01/2021 11:19:11 3 1
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They're not slimming food, but they're not any more fattening than equivalent products elsewhere
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06/01/2021 11:02:18 709 28
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During lockdown I discovered that there are only 3 shops I need: Specsavers, Boots and Greggs. My life is just specs, drugs and sausage rolls
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06/01/2021 11:05:32 55 8
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Kudos!
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06/01/2021 11:07:27 23 33
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Dominic Cummings can do you one better: he'd laugh at your need for an opticians.
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06/01/2021 11:10:56 25 4
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You and your crazy lifestyle! ??
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06/01/2021 11:18:38 34 4
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HYS needs an applause button.
Not just really funny, but absolutely true. These were the three last things I bought in my town centre (except used a different chemist)
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06/01/2021 11:26:11 22 1
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They're all your brain and body need.
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06/01/2021 11:26:34 40 3
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And I hear they built your city on sausage rolls.
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06/01/2021 11:32:58 13 4
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I'd have swapped Boots for Allied Carpets and gone with rugs...
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06/01/2021 11:38:15 8 2
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Please I know the old ones are the best,but really- -:)??
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06/01/2021 11:41:42 23 4
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Best comment this year!
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06/01/2021 11:56:38 11 1
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Covid can't break the classic British Comedy - brilliant!
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06/01/2021 12:15:25 7 2
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Why did the sausage roll?
Because it saw the apple turn over.
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06/01/2021 12:16:31 5 1
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Bravo! ??
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DrR
06/01/2021 12:18:10 2 0
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Great stuff. Sounds like you might be an Ian Dury fan?
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06/01/2021 12:18:32 2 0
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If this post gets 5 more down votes, that would make it a baker`s dozen.
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06/01/2021 12:21:22 9 0
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Good gag, Another ‘Reason to be Cheerful’
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06/01/2021 12:32:30 6 0
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Given the current selection process they use......that quip deserves a knighthood.
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06/01/2021 12:44:12 3 0
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Oh that's good. Others have a received an OBE for less!
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tom
06/01/2021 12:54:38 1 0
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Oh thats good! Good enough to send to tony Blackburn’s show sound of the sixties!
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06/01/2021 13:06:18 4 0
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Thank you for a little nugget of joy amidst all the gloom and doom.
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06/01/2021 13:11:50 0 0
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Yes I had that birthday card as well! ... but its still funny!
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06/01/2021 14:01:43 0 0
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Brilliant, the first time I've laughed since Christmas. Thank you
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06/01/2021 16:17:30 0 0
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Hopefully put your specs and look at your fat belly.....then maybe you'll strike Greggs off your shopping list
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06/01/2021 21:01:55 0 0
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Response of the day.
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06/01/2021 22:31:21 0 0
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Ian Dury will be rolling in his grave with laughter. Nice One!
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06/01/2021 11:04:29 4 16
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Great News !!!!!!!!

For the price for one sausage roll from Greggs you can get 4 from supermarket

Disgrace
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06/01/2021 11:05:17 7 2
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so?
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06/01/2021 11:08:35 5 3
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Yeah, a quarter of the size, a quarter of the taste and about one tenth the quality of a Greggs one, too :)
?? Removed
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06/01/2021 11:17:14 4 2
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Thats like saying "Why pay £20 for a steak in a restaurant when you can buy 1 in Aldi for £3.99 ?"
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06/01/2021 11:24:30 0 1
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You should be working as a finance trader, lol
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06/01/2021 11:04:29 4 16
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Great News !!!!!!!!

For the price for one sausage roll from Greggs you can get 4 from supermarket

Disgrace
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06/01/2021 11:05:17 7 2
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so?
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06/01/2021 11:02:18 709 28
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During lockdown I discovered that there are only 3 shops I need: Specsavers, Boots and Greggs. My life is just specs, drugs and sausage rolls
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06/01/2021 11:05:32 55 8
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Kudos!
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06/01/2021 11:44:47 5 2
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Their shares are up 9% on the news. Like everything in finance none of it makes any sense!
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06/01/2021 13:10:13 0 0
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Another Ian Drury fan!!
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Da
06/01/2021 11:05:39 34 26
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Greggs is a great company that sells high quality food products. Yes the snobby elite will deride it as poor quality junk food but it's just not true.

Waitrose sandwiches are prepacked and 3 weeks old before they make it to stores, Greggs makes theirs fresh on site, that day. High quality meats, fresh veg and great customer service. Sausage rolls are delicious too. They even cater for vegans!?!?
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06/01/2021 11:09:41 28 8
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Any actual evidence for this or just something you made up ?
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ps
06/01/2021 11:10:00 12 5
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Utter nonsense, no high street sandwiches are 3 weeks unless made from long life bread, and certainly not Waitrose's.
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06/01/2021 11:11:34 4 5
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Steak bakes to die for.
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06/01/2021 11:21:52 2 2
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If you think Greggs is good, try Pound Bakery. WAY tastier!
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xlr
06/01/2021 11:25:30 5 2
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No sandwich can be prepacked 3 weeks ago unless irradiated and vacuum packed. All foods contain bacteria, and there are a class of them called psychrophiles that thrive in fridge temperatures. They grow slowly, but they do grow. 3 days is enough for them to start to proliferate and ferment the food.

After 5 days, a sandwich would end up spoiled, if not dangerous.
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06/01/2021 11:35:54 2 9
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My daughter bought a Greggs steak slice and it had a tongue in it complete with taste buds. Quality food........?
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06/01/2021 11:45:37 3 2
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3 weeks?
You've not heard of food hygiene laws?
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06/01/2021 12:31:36 2 0
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Waitrose sandwiches are 3 weeks old , Careful a accusation of this type could get you in trouble.
Unless your right , can you back up your claim.?
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06/01/2021 15:10:57 0 0
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Which meat exactly is grey?
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06/01/2021 11:06:15 3 10
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Put meat back in the sausage rolls. Limit the building fraternity on the breakfast specials, it’s turning away the regulars. Geezajob !
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06/01/2021 11:15:51 3 4
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What do you have against builders?
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06/01/2021 11:06:23 7 4
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However Gregg's customers can't expect a weight loss, too much salt, fat & carbohydrate in their staple products.
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06/01/2021 11:15:33 3 6
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Tasty though
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06/01/2021 11:06:38 2 6
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Why don't they start home deliveries via Deliveroo or similar, or sell their goods frozen in supermarkets? There's obviously a market for it :)
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06/01/2021 11:07:37 2 2
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They sell via Iceland...but it’s nearly the same price as in their shops!
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06/01/2021 11:08:46 3 2
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They do. The article even mentions the partnerships with Just Eat and Iceland.
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06/01/2021 11:07:13 3 5
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People don’t travel into the high street just to get a sausage roll when they can pick one up from the supermarket or corner shop.
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Da
06/01/2021 11:08:52 6 5
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I do! They're not the same from supermarkets, dry and cold.
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06/01/2021 12:09:26 1 2
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Oh yes they do,
Sausage roll from Greggs,
Latte from Costa,
This while they wait for the food bank to open.
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06/01/2021 11:07:14 5 3
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surprising as they have a sound model. Although I have to admit 99% of all the times I’ve ate greggs have been on office lunch breaks!
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06/01/2021 11:15:04 2 3
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Same. I wouldn't seek them out generally, but they've been there when I needed them
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ps
06/01/2021 11:07:25 38 5
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They sound like they're doing all the right things to survive the challenges ahead, well done. If more businesses were as creative, fewer would be in trouble.
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06/01/2021 11:41:58 12 5
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Not hard when you sell take away snacks from tiny stores across the nation while everyone else is shut down.
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06/01/2021 11:02:18 709 28
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During lockdown I discovered that there are only 3 shops I need: Specsavers, Boots and Greggs. My life is just specs, drugs and sausage rolls
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06/01/2021 11:07:27 23 33
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Dominic Cummings can do you one better: he'd laugh at your need for an opticians.
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06/01/2021 12:01:52 4 2
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LoL you are so 2000 & late!
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06/01/2021 11:06:38 2 6
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Why don't they start home deliveries via Deliveroo or similar, or sell their goods frozen in supermarkets? There's obviously a market for it :)
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06/01/2021 11:07:37 2 2
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They sell via Iceland...but it’s nearly the same price as in their shops!
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06/01/2021 11:07:38 65 7
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What's with the Greggs obsession?
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Bob
06/01/2021 11:11:51 46 15
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Since John Lewis turned to crud the media had to pick a new darling British business to post all news about no matter how PR-based it is. That company was Greggs.

Only now they might need to pick another one.
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06/01/2021 11:12:54 2 5
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Our range of tasty food and drinks are often irresistible.

For several years we’ve been working really hard on our healthier products and have concentrated on offering a diverse range of sandwiches, salads and snacks.

To make it easy for our customers, we have a nutritional information leaflet available for our national menu, which you can pick up in any of our shops.
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06/01/2021 11:13:42 12 12
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exactly - greasy fat loaded yuk
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06/01/2021 11:14:15 9 4
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Great company. Decent cheap porducts
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06/01/2021 11:36:59 7 2
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Its the only bakery left as the BBC gives them a free advert every year.
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06/01/2021 11:48:01 3 5
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They provide a good service at reasonable prices.
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06/01/2021 12:05:28 5 4
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The sweet stuff they sell are ok and the Stotties are excellent. However anything that is meant to contain actual meat has been bought from what I can only imagine is swept off the abbatoir floor. Sausage meat is the worst quality I have ever known, as are the 'bakes'.
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06/01/2021 13:52:59 2 1
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I have a greggs christmas jumper
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07/01/2021 10:57:53 0 0
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a diet based around salt and fat?
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06/01/2021 11:02:12 10 3
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Good luck to them, Definitely a guilty pleasure, fattening as hell but also so tasty - cheese and onion pasties a favourite of mine
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Da
06/01/2021 11:07:50 11 7
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Less calories in a Greggs sausage roll than a waitrose ham salad sandwich or a mars bar.
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06/01/2021 11:16:05 6 1
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Not true. Greggs sausage roll 327 calories, Mars Bar 230 and Waitrose smoked ham sandwich 266.
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06/01/2021 11:39:12 2 2
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Look at this guy who thinks nutrition is solely about calories.
And you lie:

Greggs Sausage Roll - 327 kcal (Source: greggs site).

Mars Bar (51g) - 228kcal (Source: Tesco site).

Waitrose Ham Salad Sandwich - Doesn't even exist on their website. (Source: Waitrose site).

Stop just spouting any old rubbish.
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06/01/2021 11:04:29 4 16
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Great News !!!!!!!!

For the price for one sausage roll from Greggs you can get 4 from supermarket

Disgrace
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06/01/2021 11:08:35 5 3
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Yeah, a quarter of the size, a quarter of the taste and about one tenth the quality of a Greggs one, too :)
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06/01/2021 11:06:38 2 6
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Why don't they start home deliveries via Deliveroo or similar, or sell their goods frozen in supermarkets? There's obviously a market for it :)
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06/01/2021 11:08:46 3 2
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They do. The article even mentions the partnerships with Just Eat and Iceland.
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06/01/2021 11:07:13 3 5
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People don’t travel into the high street just to get a sausage roll when they can pick one up from the supermarket or corner shop.
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Da
06/01/2021 11:08:52 6 5
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I do! They're not the same from supermarkets, dry and cold.
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06/01/2021 11:09:02 3 3
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All businesses are going to make a loss over the next lockdown months

Except Amazon

Even though some experts are questioning if the lockdown will even work on the new virus strain

Even Neil Ferguson who many believed when he said 500,000 would die
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06/01/2021 11:19:26 4 6
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I never believed the figures.
It was clear their modelling was over amplified from day one, that's why the Nightingale hospitals have never had a guest. They assumed there were less cases than there already were, i.e. over amplified increase.
Additionally Mr Ferguson had less integrity than he purported himself to have.
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06/01/2021 11:29:23 3 1
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Damn that Amazon picking a business model which is resistant to shop closures. Damn them!
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06/01/2021 11:32:02 2 1
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There are quite a few still making money other than Amazon if you look at financial results for 2020
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06/01/2021 11:01:34 284 35
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A real shame, Greggs appear to be a really good company who share their good fortune with their staff.
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06/01/2021 11:09:20 167 28
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Whoever downvoted - could you say why?
Is it you don't like a company sharing profits with staff or is it that you object to what they sell so which allows them to pay bonuses?
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06/01/2021 11:25:53 84 18
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There are people out there who gain their thrills from causing frustration in others.

Anonymity is a wonderful thing (and it's why mine and your comments will also receive downvotes).

Some people are just bitter and like to annoy.
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06/01/2021 11:35:29 29 12
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Hi MrRanter & ashleyriot,

I think it is a mixture of both, plus some that do not like my comments on other subjects.

Footballfication: When discussing a topic, do not read or listen to what someone else has to says, just disagree with or hate what they say.

Someone recently complained about my tag the other day as it told them everything about me!

It would be hilarious, if it was not so sad.
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06/01/2021 11:49:21 10 11
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Because there isn't a 'ha ha' option?
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06/01/2021 11:50:59 7 12
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They're also leading the revolution in healthier food for people and the planet.
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06/01/2021 12:41:09 12 8
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Why do you care about votes? Why does it matter to you? If you saved a cild from drowning would you run around asking for a flipping medal? Greggs sacked 800 people last year... doesn't sound like they were too good to them!
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06/01/2021 13:08:03 3 1
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If you are, rightly, allowed to criticise the Church and the state, I don't think a fast-food shop should be immune. I have no problem with Greggs, but selling fatty sugary food is hardly ideal.
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06/01/2021 13:12:51 5 4
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I object to them contributing to the nation's obesity epidemic. It costs the taxpayer via the nhs to treat the obese and makes them a covid- risk which in turn affects us all.
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06/01/2021 13:12:53 6 0
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yeah I voted them down cos their tactics to put small local businesses who have been there for decades in some cases out of business by setting up right next to them in town after town..whilst they may share their profits with their staff it comes at the expense of others who they closed using such tactics..a new business without being such a chain wouldn't have got approval to do that by councils
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06/01/2021 13:21:13 5 1
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I down voted because every time I have a Greggs pasty I get a mouth full of cheap grizzle. Yet I do not pay a cheap grizzel price.
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06/01/2021 13:25:54 2 1
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My local Greggs totally shut at the beginning of the first lockdown. I got used to using alternative shops during lockdown, so I don't use them anymore. Not even for a sausage roll!
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06/01/2021 14:07:16 2 1
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"Metropolitan" snobbery, no doubt.

Like all that "it's better if the name is longer and it costs more" stuff.

For example:

Greggs sausage roll - £1.00

Butcher's Choice pork sausage roll - £1.75

Specially selected corn-fed free-range pork and herb sausage roll - £3.49!
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06/01/2021 16:58:48 0 0
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What if cigarette companies payed bonuses on the back of profits from their terrible products.
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06/01/2021 11:09:20 25 10
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Who cares - You can buy Greggs range at half the price of the their shop in Iceland, load up the freezer and eat yourself to death before Covid gets you.
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06/01/2021 11:13:41 21 10
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Because if Greggs lose staff and go out of business you will NOT be able to get Greggs range in Iceland.
What is your PhD in?
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xlr
06/01/2021 11:21:48 0 4
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You get gas or electricity for free?
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06/01/2021 11:49:49 0 2
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Iceland versions not the same as sold in Greggs.
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06/01/2021 11:09:28 22 5
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Sad news but they will bounce back. I stocked up by buying Greggs frozen product's at Iceland. Can't beat a festive slice in summer. Still missing my bacon roll and a cup of tea b before shopping in Waitrose tho
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06/01/2021 11:11:15 10 52
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Eating food that’s been in the freezer for 6 months ? Good luck with that.
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Da
06/01/2021 11:05:39 34 26
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Greggs is a great company that sells high quality food products. Yes the snobby elite will deride it as poor quality junk food but it's just not true.

Waitrose sandwiches are prepacked and 3 weeks old before they make it to stores, Greggs makes theirs fresh on site, that day. High quality meats, fresh veg and great customer service. Sausage rolls are delicious too. They even cater for vegans!?!?
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06/01/2021 11:09:41 28 8
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Any actual evidence for this or just something you made up ?
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06/01/2021 11:21:02 5 2
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Supplied by Melton Foods, sole supplier. They also make Ginsters crap. Awful sandwiches.
http://www.samworthbrothers.co.uk/
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06/01/2021 11:55:47 6 1
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I work in a Greggs distribution centre in Amesbury and the turn over in all areas Bakery ,Chiller Freezer and Ambient is very quick so here is your proof by someone who works for them.
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Da
06/01/2021 11:05:39 34 26
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Greggs is a great company that sells high quality food products. Yes the snobby elite will deride it as poor quality junk food but it's just not true.

Waitrose sandwiches are prepacked and 3 weeks old before they make it to stores, Greggs makes theirs fresh on site, that day. High quality meats, fresh veg and great customer service. Sausage rolls are delicious too. They even cater for vegans!?!?
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ps
06/01/2021 11:10:00 12 5
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Utter nonsense, no high street sandwiches are 3 weeks unless made from long life bread, and certainly not Waitrose's.
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06/01/2021 11:44:18 5 3
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waitrose sandwiches are made by melton foods also the makers ginsters pies so i would not hype the quality of your beloved waitrose sandwich to high
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06/01/2021 11:10:29 4 7
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I'm doing my absolute best to raise their profits. Steak bake-a-go-go.
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06/01/2021 11:18:24 5 8
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And you'll be blaming people for not following lockdown rules when your obesity is the real reason you get hit hard by Covid.
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06/01/2021 11:35:25 1 1
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Anyone else singing that last line to the tune of Einstein a go go?
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06/01/2021 11:02:18 709 28
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During lockdown I discovered that there are only 3 shops I need: Specsavers, Boots and Greggs. My life is just specs, drugs and sausage rolls
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06/01/2021 11:10:56 25 4
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You and your crazy lifestyle! ??
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06/01/2021 11:09:28 22 5
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Sad news but they will bounce back. I stocked up by buying Greggs frozen product's at Iceland. Can't beat a festive slice in summer. Still missing my bacon roll and a cup of tea b before shopping in Waitrose tho
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06/01/2021 11:11:15 10 52
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Eating food that’s been in the freezer for 6 months ? Good luck with that.
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06/01/2021 11:12:48 37 2
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Mate I've eaten food which has been in the freezer for over 2 years. Never had an issue.
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06/01/2021 11:19:51 19 2
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If the stuff stays frozen it generally only degrades in quality over time. Ive had 2 year old frozen fish that was fine, not a tasty as the fresh stuff but well eatable
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06/01/2021 11:19:57 9 4
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Are you for real?
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06/01/2021 11:22:32 18 3
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I saw some bloke eat some meat that had been frozen in the arctic tundra in a plane crash from WW2. It was fine, don't be a baby.
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06/01/2021 11:34:03 11 2
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Ive eaten frozen food from my Tardis/freezer thats 4 yrs old.....no problems at all. Im currently considering defrosting some 3 year old prawns.
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06/01/2021 11:49:53 0 2
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Your point is?
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06/01/2021 13:40:26 3 0
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What do u think freezers are for???
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06/01/2021 17:32:59 1 0
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No luck needed - I'm fairly certain they cook it first so you wont break a tooth.
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06/01/2021 11:11:20 3 2
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Always a long queue at Greggs so I generally don't bother.
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Da
06/01/2021 11:05:39 34 26
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Greggs is a great company that sells high quality food products. Yes the snobby elite will deride it as poor quality junk food but it's just not true.

Waitrose sandwiches are prepacked and 3 weeks old before they make it to stores, Greggs makes theirs fresh on site, that day. High quality meats, fresh veg and great customer service. Sausage rolls are delicious too. They even cater for vegans!?!?
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06/01/2021 11:11:34 4 5
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Steak bakes to die for.
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06/01/2021 11:50:48 1 4
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To die by...........
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06/01/2021 11:11:40 39 11
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I wish Greggs well. In a time when people bicker viscerally about EVERY LITTLE THING, few people apart from food snobs can take issue with this company.
Well run. Competitive prices. Comfort food that people like. They put both customers AND staff first. They share the good times with their workers. They are non-judgemental. As other posters have said, get them on the delivery apps
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06/01/2021 11:14:33 14 16
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For several years we’ve been working really hard on our healthier products and have concentrated on offering a diverse range of sandwiches, salads and snacks.

To make it easy for our customers, we have a nutritional information leaflet available for our national menu, which you can pick up in any of our shops.
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06/01/2021 11:15:46 7 13
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The food is terribly bland and extremely unhealthy as well as being expensive.

One of hundreds of types of establishment the world doesn't need.
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06/01/2021 12:31:19 2 1
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May I bicker about YOUR CAPS?
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06/01/2021 14:56:22 0 0
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They have destroyed local bakers and now supply poor quality food, making ridiculous profits. Show how cheap the product must be.
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06/01/2021 23:43:20 0 0
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Also they are the only chain that doesn’t hike their prices at motorway outlets.
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06/01/2021 11:07:38 65 7
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What's with the Greggs obsession?
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Bob
06/01/2021 11:11:51 46 15
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Since John Lewis turned to crud the media had to pick a new darling British business to post all news about no matter how PR-based it is. That company was Greggs.

Only now they might need to pick another one.
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06/01/2021 11:12:39 8 9
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Love Greggs. Hope they continue to be successful. Always friendly staff too.
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06/01/2021 11:12:47 3 9
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I NEED GREGGS!! There is literally nothing else to do but eat ourselves to oblivion. Thus causing the next crisis for the poorly managed, clinically negligent NHS.
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06/01/2021 11:17:52 5 3
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Clinically negligent NHS?

Where do you get your ideas from? The Express?....
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06/01/2021 11:19:42 1 2
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The NHS has suffered from austerity funding for ten years. As demand foe care for old people has grown, funding has not kept up.

The number of beds has dropped sharply, and the loss has left the NHS unable to meet the demands of a pandemic.

And, shockingly, life expectancy is now falling in this affluent country. Take control, Boris - level this country up!
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06/01/2021 11:11:15 10 52
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Eating food that’s been in the freezer for 6 months ? Good luck with that.
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06/01/2021 11:12:48 37 2
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Mate I've eaten food which has been in the freezer for over 2 years. Never had an issue.
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06/01/2021 11:16:56 27 2
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I date my homemade stuff before it goes in. I had a perfectly good curry from 2017 last week. Mmmmm
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06/01/2021 12:04:59 6 2
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Yeah? Well, I climb inside my freezer, shut the lid and lick chunks of frozen raw pork that have been there since 1985. You try telling that to young people today - they won't believe you.
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06/01/2021 11:07:38 65 7
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What's with the Greggs obsession?
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06/01/2021 11:12:54 2 5
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Our range of tasty food and drinks are often irresistible.

For several years we’ve been working really hard on our healthier products and have concentrated on offering a diverse range of sandwiches, salads and snacks.

To make it easy for our customers, we have a nutritional information leaflet available for our national menu, which you can pick up in any of our shops.
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06/01/2021 11:09:20 25 10
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Who cares - You can buy Greggs range at half the price of the their shop in Iceland, load up the freezer and eat yourself to death before Covid gets you.
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06/01/2021 11:13:41 21 10
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Because if Greggs lose staff and go out of business you will NOT be able to get Greggs range in Iceland.
What is your PhD in?
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06/01/2021 11:38:18 1 4
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...and someone else will replace them and you will forget all about Greggs and the crap food they sell
18
06/01/2021 11:07:38 65 7
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What's with the Greggs obsession?
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06/01/2021 11:13:42 12 12
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exactly - greasy fat loaded yuk
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06/01/2021 11:02:12 10 3
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Good luck to them, Definitely a guilty pleasure, fattening as hell but also so tasty - cheese and onion pasties a favourite of mine
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06/01/2021 11:13:46 3 2
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So you're the one in front of me in the queue that always grabs that last cheese and onion pasty!
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06/01/2021 11:51:20 2 1
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Hope so!
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06/01/2021 11:07:38 65 7
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What's with the Greggs obsession?
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06/01/2021 11:14:15 9 4
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Great company. Decent cheap porducts
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06/01/2021 11:11:40 39 11
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I wish Greggs well. In a time when people bicker viscerally about EVERY LITTLE THING, few people apart from food snobs can take issue with this company.
Well run. Competitive prices. Comfort food that people like. They put both customers AND staff first. They share the good times with their workers. They are non-judgemental. As other posters have said, get them on the delivery apps
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06/01/2021 11:14:33 14 16
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For several years we’ve been working really hard on our healthier products and have concentrated on offering a diverse range of sandwiches, salads and snacks.

To make it easy for our customers, we have a nutritional information leaflet available for our national menu, which you can pick up in any of our shops.
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06/01/2021 11:27:00 3 3
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Are you from Greggs? Actually yes it's not just comfort food is it? I'm a big fan of the spicy bean wraps and I recall the salads, lower fat solutions, calorie freed drinks and spring water etc.
I'm sure this drop will only be temporary. As much as a company can be beloved by Britons, Greggs is
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06/01/2021 11:04:29 4 16
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Great News !!!!!!!!

For the price for one sausage roll from Greggs you can get 4 from supermarket

Disgrace
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One way to get round the moderators, lol. Hope they can't translate it Removed
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06/01/2021 11:14:37 94 31
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Greggs-- putting real bakers out of business by aggressive trading since 1984.
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06/01/2021 11:17:17 86 12
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Greggs isn't even really a bakers any more, they stopped selling bread years ago. Its a sandwich/lunch food place like Pret now.
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Leo
06/01/2021 12:10:31 2 8
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If `real' baker were/are good they will do well. Greggs in my view helps get rid of over priced bakers selling inferior food.
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06/01/2021 12:19:07 3 2
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I would go any decent artisan bakers before I went to Greggs.

But if you only work a 3 day week, and have outlets which open 10-4 and 10-1 on Saturday, with a 3 week break at Xmas and a 6 week break in the summer ... and you are in town where parking costs £2 for 30 minutes ....

Then those "aggressive bakers" who open 7-7, 7 days a week apart from Sunday when its 10-4 are going to clean up.
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06/01/2021 15:13:12 0 0
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Yup, not sure what they put in stuff but their breakfast sausages are vile!
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06/01/2021 11:14:45 17 19
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Greggs are a national embarrassment, the fact that they thrive selling really low quality produce reflects so badly on the British.
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06/01/2021 11:16:28 10 5
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Their sandwiches are better quality than those sold by most of the supermarkets.
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06/01/2021 11:16:56 1 8
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Well, expect much more of that in the sunny Brexit uplands....
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06/01/2021 11:19:25 6 5
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Looks like the remoaner snobs have found another peg on which to hang their hats, lol
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06/01/2021 11:24:17 1 3
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You really need to check your facts before you post crap like this.

https://www.greggs.co.uk/nutrition
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06/01/2021 11:25:54 1 3
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A very ignorant comment. All produce is 100% fresh every day, and the sandwich ingredients are quality. Much better than most other sellers.
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06/01/2021 11:29:18 1 3
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You, sir, are a snob. You are obviously not familiar with the Greggs range.

They are shops that can compete with foreign-owned Subway.
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06/01/2021 11:07:14 5 3
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surprising as they have a sound model. Although I have to admit 99% of all the times I’ve ate greggs have been on office lunch breaks!
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06/01/2021 11:15:04 2 3
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Same. I wouldn't seek them out generally, but they've been there when I needed them
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06/01/2021 11:11:00 69 17
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Perhaps Greggs should return to some basis of producing fresh bread and patisseries as they are now so reliant on work trade.Bakers shops were decimated when they took over most of those outlets.Now is the time to re access there position.
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06/01/2021 11:34:57 21 42
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"Now is the time to re access there[sic] position."

What does "re access" mean please?
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06/01/2021 11:44:45 5 2
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100% agree. Independent bakery near me had constant queues since March. Producers great range of breads, rolls, cakes, pastries etc all in store. Local Greggs? Walk in with no queue due to the fact they have reduced their range to snack foods. Can see them, and the coffee shop chains, not surviving 2021 without closing multiple numbers of outlets. Current business model is too niche.
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06/01/2021 11:13:43 9 9
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Hahahahaha................the usual mix of the wacky, reverse snobbery, general ignorance regarding business and of course the usual whining.

Remember : taxes paid by business help pay for your (for now) triple locked pension..............................
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06/01/2021 11:21:28 2 3
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It’s mad isn’t it!

All the public sector workers,
Lockdown zealots not realising their wages are going to be frozen for a decade and the triple lock pension is being dropped as a result of lockdown madness
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Pip
06/01/2021 11:22:02 1 1
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My State Pension went up by £3.36 a week last year, a cup of coffee and maybe a biscuit depending where you are, not exactly generous.............?
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06/01/2021 11:23:14 2 1
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Except for Amazon, of course.

And they are stealing everyone's business in the lockdown.
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06/01/2021 11:15:12 123 33
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If they have make profits every year since 1984 they should have built up reserves to see them through lean years.
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06/01/2021 11:18:35 93 26
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Profits are reinvested into the business for growth and returned to shareholders otherwise there'd be no point in investing in them.
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xlr
06/01/2021 11:19:57 18 7
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That's really not how companies work.
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06/01/2021 11:44:29 9 3
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Most British companies operate on unsustainable debt and that is why so many fail during a downturn.
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06/01/2021 11:53:22 3 2
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There are no lean years with Greggs
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06/01/2021 22:32:54 0 0
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What nonsense
HYS board on pies and butties...but not for Chinese destruction on democracy in Hong Kong or rejecting WHO investigations into the Chinese flu....and this is 'our BBC!!!! Astonishing. Please update for the attention of the BBC mandarins Removed
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06/01/2021 11:17:47 17 3
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I am constantly appalled at the HYS choices. Daily Brexit HYS like something new will be said... and now this. What are we to have our say about exactly?

We don't agree with the finance team of Greggs? Their projections are wrong? That they didn't make a loss? That 15m is a lot, or too little?

The HYS value here is questionable.
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06/01/2021 11:22:08 0 5
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Oh well it was nice while it lasted. We can't have good natured HYSes can we? Welcome killjoys. You've spoiled another one
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06/01/2021 11:31:46 2 2
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China is part of the holy trinity afforded protection by the bbc alongside the church and the Royal family.
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06/01/2021 11:32:09 2 1
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Absolutely spot on with this comment which I have just noticed after venting my frustrations on this matter too!
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06/01/2021 11:35:10 1 2
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And what's the point of HYS discussing civil rights abuses in China? Is the Chinese government going to change its policies as a result of what a load of keyboard warriors are saying on the other side of the world? They already know what we think, they just don't care.

HYS is a bit of fun for those of us who've got time to take part, it serves no other purpose than that.
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06/01/2021 11:06:23 7 4
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However Gregg's customers can't expect a weight loss, too much salt, fat & carbohydrate in their staple products.
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06/01/2021 11:15:33 3 6
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Tasty though
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06/01/2021 11:11:40 39 11
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I wish Greggs well. In a time when people bicker viscerally about EVERY LITTLE THING, few people apart from food snobs can take issue with this company.
Well run. Competitive prices. Comfort food that people like. They put both customers AND staff first. They share the good times with their workers. They are non-judgemental. As other posters have said, get them on the delivery apps
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06/01/2021 11:15:46 7 13
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The food is terribly bland and extremely unhealthy as well as being expensive.

One of hundreds of types of establishment the world doesn't need.
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06/01/2021 11:30:47 3 3
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Expensive? It's this attitude of everything for the lowest price which is one of the reasons the high street is doomed. They're cheaper than most places other than the pound bakeries with their exceptional quality standards.
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06/01/2021 11:37:07 4 4
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Rubbish. A latte and a freshly made bacon roll for just over £2. How can that be expensive and it is in no way bland. Unhealthy? Maybe but I do try to limit myself to one a week.
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06/01/2021 11:14:58 4 7
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Mmmmmm Greggs pack of sausage rolls.
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06/01/2021 11:26:33 3 6
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Made with dog meat.
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06/01/2021 11:06:15 3 10
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Put meat back in the sausage rolls. Limit the building fraternity on the breakfast specials, it’s turning away the regulars. Geezajob !
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06/01/2021 11:15:51 3 4
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What do you have against builders?
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06/01/2021 11:16:03 118 30
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Greggs probably shouldn't have expanded to 6 shops per square mile.
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06/01/2021 11:37:27 34 24
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Spot on, they expanded well beyond what was necessary, so when things get tight their profit margins will be hit hard
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06/01/2021 11:46:30 2 1
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Sunderland has the most Greggs per square mile apparently!
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meh
06/01/2021 12:19:10 8 1
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You seem to forget that pre pandemic, Greggs was a success story with continued growth and increasing profits.

So at the time their expansion plans made sense.

Stop trying to knock what was a successful company pre lockdown
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06/01/2021 12:50:18 3 0
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Subway, Greggs, Subway, Greggs, Subway, Greggs, Subway, Greggs, Subway, Greggs, Subway, Greggs...

A drive through any UK high street.
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06/01/2021 14:16:06 0 3
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At least their shops close at the end of the working day, usually around 5pm. Pizza shops, burger joints etc stay open all day long usually attracting young people.
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Da
06/01/2021 11:07:50 11 7
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Less calories in a Greggs sausage roll than a waitrose ham salad sandwich or a mars bar.
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06/01/2021 11:16:05 6 1
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Not true. Greggs sausage roll 327 calories, Mars Bar 230 and Waitrose smoked ham sandwich 266.
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06/01/2021 11:14:45 17 19
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Greggs are a national embarrassment, the fact that they thrive selling really low quality produce reflects so badly on the British.
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06/01/2021 11:16:28 10 5
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Their sandwiches are better quality than those sold by most of the supermarkets.
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06/01/2021 11:12:48 37 2
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Mate I've eaten food which has been in the freezer for over 2 years. Never had an issue.
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06/01/2021 11:16:56 27 2
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I date my homemade stuff before it goes in. I had a perfectly good curry from 2017 last week. Mmmmm
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06/01/2021 11:14:45 17 19
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Greggs are a national embarrassment, the fact that they thrive selling really low quality produce reflects so badly on the British.
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06/01/2021 11:16:56 1 8
bbc
Well, expect much more of that in the sunny Brexit uplands....
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06/01/2021 11:22:18 3 1
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Bad losers thread -------------------------------------->
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06/01/2021 11:04:29 4 16
bbc
Great News !!!!!!!!

For the price for one sausage roll from Greggs you can get 4 from supermarket

Disgrace
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06/01/2021 11:17:14 4 2
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Thats like saying "Why pay £20 for a steak in a restaurant when you can buy 1 in Aldi for £3.99 ?"
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06/01/2021 11:23:55 3 1
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In a restaurant you dine in, I assume you eat on the hoof with the sausage roll.

Always my arguement with coffee shops being overpriced unless you sit inside.
Yes, I pay £4-5 for a pint, but I don't buy it and walk down the street with it if I wanted to do that I'd buy a can for £1.
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06/01/2021 11:14:37 94 31
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Greggs-- putting real bakers out of business by aggressive trading since 1984.
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06/01/2021 11:17:17 86 12
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Greggs isn't even really a bakers any more, they stopped selling bread years ago. Its a sandwich/lunch food place like Pret now.
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06/01/2021 11:23:16 9 2
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The Greggs where I live (small town) sells lots of basic bread.
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06/01/2021 11:27:24 11 8
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Greggs do actually sell fresh bread and other bakery lines. You clearly dont know what youre talking about.
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06/01/2021 12:47:54 1 2
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Like a "Gammon style" Pret then ?
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06/01/2021 12:53:41 0 0
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They should add bread to their delivery service
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06/01/2021 13:01:02 0 0
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Ah yes, wasn't this the idea of the girl who did really well in The Apprentice, who wanted a chain of cafes throughout the land, and was employed by Greggs.

I expect she has moved on by now.
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06/01/2021 13:23:00 0 0
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They sell bread in their shops around here.
753
06/01/2021 21:03:20 0 0
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.....and much better value for money than them.....
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06/01/2021 11:17:36 56 5
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I like Greggs but do we really need a HYS on this?
That said the current top comment made me laugh!
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06/01/2021 11:20:20 18 4
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Nice to have a light hearted one for a change
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06/01/2021 11:21:16 3 1
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Another advert dressed up as news and seized with both hands by BBC ‘journalists’.
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06/01/2021 13:14:52 0 0
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I thought the BBC weren't allowed to advertise! As soon as Greggs announce something, it's headline news with an HYS.
HYS board on pies and butties...but not for Chinese destruction on democracy in Hong Kong or rejecting WHO investigations into the Chinese flu....and this is 'our BBC!!!! Astonishing. Please update for the attention of the BBC mandarins Removed
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06/01/2021 11:17:47 17 3
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I am constantly appalled at the HYS choices. Daily Brexit HYS like something new will be said... and now this. What are we to have our say about exactly?

We don't agree with the finance team of Greggs? Their projections are wrong? That they didn't make a loss? That 15m is a lot, or too little?

The HYS value here is questionable.
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06/01/2021 11:25:30 2 1
bbc
As if we don't already know that the majority of the high street shops are struggling, here and in nearly every high Street in the western world. But topics of international importance like the WHO investigators today refused access to chiba to investigate the pandemic or the mass arresting of democracy activists in Hong Kong....forget it. So much for a world leading public service broadcaster.
Why do some people need the BBC to set THEIR topics for debate? HYS in miniscule in terms of social media outlets.

As for British pies and butties versus Chinese politics. I have no doubt 99.9% of British people care more about the former.
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06/01/2021 11:12:47 3 9
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I NEED GREGGS!! There is literally nothing else to do but eat ourselves to oblivion. Thus causing the next crisis for the poorly managed, clinically negligent NHS.
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06/01/2021 11:17:52 5 3
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Clinically negligent NHS?

Where do you get your ideas from? The Express?....
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06/01/2021 11:23:25 0 1
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Personal experience. Twice.
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06/01/2021 12:18:54 0 0
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God forbid anyone dares to criticise the NHS.

Trouble they ARE negligent in a lot of cases. I personally have seen horrifically bad examples of nursing care at their hands.

Look beyond the hype, they are not always the heroes that they are portrayed as.
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06/01/2021 11:10:29 4 7
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I'm doing my absolute best to raise their profits. Steak bake-a-go-go.
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06/01/2021 11:18:24 5 8
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And you'll be blaming people for not following lockdown rules when your obesity is the real reason you get hit hard by Covid.
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06/01/2021 11:30:26 2 1
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No... the fact that Covid is the most aggressive, infectious virus we've seen in a lifetime, with no known naturaaal resistance, is the reason. But thank you, untrained Pseudo-doctor.
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06/01/2021 11:33:49 1 1
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my obesity? Are you sure about that, or are you just a bigot?
Tell you what, I'll put as much money as you can afford as to whether I'm obese or not.
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06/01/2021 11:15:12 123 33
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If they have make profits every year since 1984 they should have built up reserves to see them through lean years.
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06/01/2021 11:18:35 93 26
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Profits are reinvested into the business for growth and returned to shareholders otherwise there'd be no point in investing in them.
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06/01/2021 11:32:25 18 5
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Actually Antony the problem with UK companies for generations now is that the profits have been returned to shareholders and not invested in the company.
That is how we won the war but lost all of our heavy industry to companies in countries that made them reinvest, and the pound lost about 1000% of it’s value. Now we are reduced to circulating our remaining cash through high street food outlets.
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06/01/2021 11:45:37 7 4
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While you are right I do think companies should keep at least a few years worth of reserves to help with tough years
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06/01/2021 11:50:20 1 4
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I didn't say they should have put ALL of the profits into reserves.
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06/01/2021 12:17:58 2 1
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Perhaps the shareholders should stump up a few quid!
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06/01/2021 13:43:00 0 0
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Shareholders should then have the responsibility to pay later debts
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06/01/2021 18:21:00 0 1
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Thats why all business's should be nationalised all profits going to all the people instead of greedy shareholders!
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06/01/2021 11:02:18 709 28
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During lockdown I discovered that there are only 3 shops I need: Specsavers, Boots and Greggs. My life is just specs, drugs and sausage rolls
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06/01/2021 11:18:38 34 4
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HYS needs an applause button.
Not just really funny, but absolutely true. These were the three last things I bought in my town centre (except used a different chemist)
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06/01/2021 11:19:09 3 17
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You’re not allowed to eat what the government doesn’t want you eat. The nazis did exactly the same thing
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06/01/2021 11:20:57 4 1
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The nazis closed Greggs? Come on man. Don't spoil it
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06/01/2021 11:21:02 2 2
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Is there a thread for the most idiotic comments? You're top of the list.
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06/01/2021 11:25:13 2 2
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Pack it in fool.... likening the current British government to anything the Nazis did is pathetic.
Learn some history from 1930 - 1945 then come back to this HYS with your apology.
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06/01/2021 11:20:57 2 1
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What a peculiar comment. Did that make any sense to you when you wrote it?
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06/01/2021 11:39:29 0 1
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"For several years we’ve been working really hard on our healthier products and have concentrated on offering a diverse range of sandwiches, salads and snacks."

Why would the government stop you eating healthy food?
Are you spouting utter shite for a specific reason? Removed
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06/01/2021 11:02:12 10 3
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Good luck to them, Definitely a guilty pleasure, fattening as hell but also so tasty - cheese and onion pasties a favourite of mine
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06/01/2021 11:19:11 3 1
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They're not slimming food, but they're not any more fattening than equivalent products elsewhere
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06/01/2021 11:14:45 17 19
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Greggs are a national embarrassment, the fact that they thrive selling really low quality produce reflects so badly on the British.
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06/01/2021 11:19:25 6 5
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Looks like the remoaner snobs have found another peg on which to hang their hats, lol
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06/01/2021 11:09:02 3 3
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All businesses are going to make a loss over the next lockdown months

Except Amazon

Even though some experts are questioning if the lockdown will even work on the new virus strain

Even Neil Ferguson who many believed when he said 500,000 would die
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06/01/2021 11:19:26 4 6
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I never believed the figures.
It was clear their modelling was over amplified from day one, that's why the Nightingale hospitals have never had a guest. They assumed there were less cases than there already were, i.e. over amplified increase.
Additionally Mr Ferguson had less integrity than he purported himself to have.
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06/01/2021 11:12:47 3 9
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I NEED GREGGS!! There is literally nothing else to do but eat ourselves to oblivion. Thus causing the next crisis for the poorly managed, clinically negligent NHS.
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06/01/2021 11:19:42 1 2
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The NHS has suffered from austerity funding for ten years. As demand foe care for old people has grown, funding has not kept up.

The number of beds has dropped sharply, and the loss has left the NHS unable to meet the demands of a pandemic.

And, shockingly, life expectancy is now falling in this affluent country. Take control, Boris - level this country up!
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06/01/2021 11:25:07 0 1
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Plus NHS managers just apologize for negligence and then that's it. They don't rectify the problem caused by this. An apology is no good and means nothing. What means something is that the problem caused by the negligence is fixed. I've still got it though.
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06/01/2021 11:27:52 0 1
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My demands were not met BEFORE the pandemic. NHS was useless long before Covid.
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06/01/2021 11:11:15 10 52
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Eating food that’s been in the freezer for 6 months ? Good luck with that.
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06/01/2021 11:19:51 19 2
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If the stuff stays frozen it generally only degrades in quality over time. Ive had 2 year old frozen fish that was fine, not a tasty as the fresh stuff but well eatable
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06/01/2021 11:11:15 10 52
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Eating food that’s been in the freezer for 6 months ? Good luck with that.
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06/01/2021 11:19:57 9 4
bbc
Are you for real?
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06/01/2021 11:15:12 123 33
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If they have make profits every year since 1984 they should have built up reserves to see them through lean years.
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xlr
06/01/2021 11:19:57 18 7
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That's really not how companies work.
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06/01/2021 11:22:32 26 14
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And that's why so many go bust - they only plan to make fast money for investors, rather than a solid base for long term trading and supporting their loyal workers. Haven't we seen too much of that in the past 10 years?
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06/01/2021 11:20:04 76 6
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now brexit is over, welcome to the daily greggs HYS
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06/01/2021 11:21:18 44 6
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You HAD to mention the B word
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06/01/2021 11:17:36 56 5
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I like Greggs but do we really need a HYS on this?
That said the current top comment made me laugh!
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06/01/2021 11:20:20 18 4
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Nice to have a light hearted one for a change
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stu
06/01/2021 11:28:10 4 2
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light hearted? I wouldnt hold your breath, it's only a matter of minutes before someone finds a way to blame it on Boris then its back to the same old arguments
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06/01/2021 12:37:19 0 0
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More potential job losses is not light hearted
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06/01/2021 11:20:37 4 11
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Greggs have a flaw in their business model - it only takes one person to order a cup of coffee and the whole thing grinds to a halt, as it takes about ten minutes to produce one. The queue goes out of the door and people go elsewhere.

I do like their vegan products though. Firstly because they are reasonable, and secondly because it annoys the gammonati that they exist in the first instance :)
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stu
06/01/2021 11:23:42 4 3
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lol gammonati. don't you mean 'real men'
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06/01/2021 11:20:49 6 5
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When the weather is cold a single Greggs sausage roll is just the ticket, as long as you dont go mad and eat half a dozen you are ok.
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stu
06/01/2021 11:22:54 5 2
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4 pack though.. you cant leave 3 sitting there all lonely and unwanted
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06/01/2021 11:19:09 3 17
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You’re not allowed to eat what the government doesn’t want you eat. The nazis did exactly the same thing
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06/01/2021 11:20:57 4 1
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The nazis closed Greggs? Come on man. Don't spoil it
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stu
06/01/2021 11:26:12 2 1
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of course, that's one of their most famous policies, they were all there at Nuremberg shouting 'death to the pasty makers'
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06/01/2021 11:19:09 3 17
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You’re not allowed to eat what the government doesn’t want you eat. The nazis did exactly the same thing
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06/01/2021 11:21:02 2 2
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Is there a thread for the most idiotic comments? You're top of the list.
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06/01/2021 11:09:41 28 8
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Any actual evidence for this or just something you made up ?
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06/01/2021 11:21:02 5 2
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Supplied by Melton Foods, sole supplier. They also make Ginsters crap. Awful sandwiches.
http://www.samworthbrothers.co.uk/
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06/01/2021 11:17:36 56 5
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I like Greggs but do we really need a HYS on this?
That said the current top comment made me laugh!
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06/01/2021 11:21:16 3 1
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Another advert dressed up as news and seized with both hands by BBC ‘journalists’.
now brexit is over, welcome to the daily greggs HYS
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06/01/2021 11:21:18 44 6
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You HAD to mention the B word
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ant
06/01/2021 11:51:20 9 2
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It should now be Greggsit
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06/01/2021 11:13:43 9 9
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Hahahahaha................the usual mix of the wacky, reverse snobbery, general ignorance regarding business and of course the usual whining.

Remember : taxes paid by business help pay for your (for now) triple locked pension..............................
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06/01/2021 11:21:28 2 3
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It’s mad isn’t it!

All the public sector workers,
Lockdown zealots not realising their wages are going to be frozen for a decade and the triple lock pension is being dropped as a result of lockdown madness
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06/01/2021 11:21:46 22 2
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I have no issue with Greggs, but I feel for the independent shops, such as bakeries, cafes etc

Greggs is a massive concern which will be able to ride this out. Same for the large corporate coffee shops.
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06/01/2021 11:09:20 25 10
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Who cares - You can buy Greggs range at half the price of the their shop in Iceland, load up the freezer and eat yourself to death before Covid gets you.
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xlr
06/01/2021 11:21:48 0 4
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You get gas or electricity for free?
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06/01/2021 11:42:08 1 2
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IF they were some of the early 'Solar Panel' subsidised, yes, I missed by a month because my roofers were delayed, had I not missed the deadline I would now be on a green tariff that not only paid me more for my electricity than I paid (feedback tariff) I"d have earned more than my gas bill - so yes, some out there may be getting it for free - doncha love Climate Change policies ;-)
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06/01/2021 11:05:39 34 26
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Greggs is a great company that sells high quality food products. Yes the snobby elite will deride it as poor quality junk food but it's just not true.

Waitrose sandwiches are prepacked and 3 weeks old before they make it to stores, Greggs makes theirs fresh on site, that day. High quality meats, fresh veg and great customer service. Sausage rolls are delicious too. They even cater for vegans!?!?
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06/01/2021 11:21:52 2 2
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If you think Greggs is good, try Pound Bakery. WAY tastier!
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06/01/2021 11:13:43 9 9
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Hahahahaha................the usual mix of the wacky, reverse snobbery, general ignorance regarding business and of course the usual whining.

Remember : taxes paid by business help pay for your (for now) triple locked pension..............................
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Pip
06/01/2021 11:22:02 1 1
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My State Pension went up by £3.36 a week last year, a cup of coffee and maybe a biscuit depending where you are, not exactly generous.............?
HYS board on pies and butties...but not for Chinese destruction on democracy in Hong Kong or rejecting WHO investigations into the Chinese flu....and this is 'our BBC!!!! Astonishing. Please update for the attention of the BBC mandarins Removed
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06/01/2021 11:22:08 0 5
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Oh well it was nice while it lasted. We can't have good natured HYSes can we? Welcome killjoys. You've spoiled another one
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06/01/2021 11:33:47 1 1
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What's 'good natured ' about the demise of Greg's during these troubled times? And whats so unique about this story that we haven't already heard from John Lewis, Debenhams, top shop, hof etc...But China, Wuhan Flu, uighurs and Hong Kong activists persecution!!!! Seriously pal, there really are more important topics than your waistline.
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06/01/2021 11:22:11 10 12
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Good. Haven’t been there since they swapped Jesus for a sausage roll in a Xmas nativity scene. Imagine the repercussions if these racists similarly insulted Islam etc.
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06/01/2021 11:30:53 1 2
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remoaners, lol
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06/01/2021 11:33:30 0 2
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Are you saying that Greggs are racist against Jesus?
Is it because it was pork?
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06/01/2021 11:16:56 1 8
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Well, expect much more of that in the sunny Brexit uplands....
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06/01/2021 11:22:18 3 1
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Bad losers thread -------------------------------------->
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06/01/2021 11:11:15 10 52
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Eating food that’s been in the freezer for 6 months ? Good luck with that.
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06/01/2021 11:22:32 18 3
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I saw some bloke eat some meat that had been frozen in the arctic tundra in a plane crash from WW2. It was fine, don't be a baby.
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06/01/2021 11:42:58 2 2
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That sounds like fake news
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xlr
06/01/2021 11:19:57 18 7
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That's really not how companies work.
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06/01/2021 11:22:32 26 14
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And that's why so many go bust - they only plan to make fast money for investors, rather than a solid base for long term trading and supporting their loyal workers. Haven't we seen too much of that in the past 10 years?
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06/01/2021 12:27:07 1 1
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It is an issue, but how do you move the priority from shareholders to workers? The problem is that almost everyone is a shareholder, even if it's just through an occupational pension. There needs to be a re-balancing for sure, but the impact on pensions in particular needs to be considered. God knows private pensions are going to such enough as it is!
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06/01/2021 11:20:49 6 5
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When the weather is cold a single Greggs sausage roll is just the ticket, as long as you dont go mad and eat half a dozen you are ok.
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stu
06/01/2021 11:22:54 5 2
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4 pack though.. you cant leave 3 sitting there all lonely and unwanted
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06/01/2021 12:35:59 0 0
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A good point well made Stu..I think Ill go for the box of four later
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06/01/2021 11:23:02 9 6
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Love Greggs. Aside from the sausage rolls and steak slices, they make their sandwiches fresh in store, plus tomato soup. Ideal for lunch.

Wish they had some in central London, as an alternative to the more expensive places. Train stations also. When commuters return, they would love the breakfast roll and cup of tea for under £2.50. Costs that for a flapjack in the buffet car. ??
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06/01/2021 11:23:06 9 6
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Take the Mick or not, Greggs is a splendid example, of a small family shop growing to a national brand. More UK stores than McD's to be precise. I love Greggs and will be buying some shares.
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06/01/2021 11:29:49 1 3
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They just need a drive-in Saturday Greggs
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06/01/2021 11:32:44 0 1
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I don't have the spare cash to buy shares, but enjoy a Greggs
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06/01/2021 11:13:43 9 9
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Hahahahaha................the usual mix of the wacky, reverse snobbery, general ignorance regarding business and of course the usual whining.

Remember : taxes paid by business help pay for your (for now) triple locked pension..............................
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06/01/2021 11:23:14 2 1
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Except for Amazon, of course.

And they are stealing everyone's business in the lockdown.