Greggs to cut 820 jobs as pandemic hits sales

Greggs is to shed about 820 jobs across its 2,000-plus bakery outlets, as sales slump due to the pandemic affecting footfall.

Chief executive Roger Whiteside said, 'Covid trading conditions have forced this action on to our business and we are all very saddened by the need to part company with around 820 friends and colleagues, many of whom have worked with us for many years.

'At lockdown levels of sales, even after all of the mitigating action that we have taken, Greggs will not be profitable as a business and there can be no room for complacency.'