Does no one want to earn a crust? Greggs have to close doors of recruitment centre due to lack of staff
- The recruitment centre in Cannon Street, central London, was closed Friday
- A note written in green felt-tip on a piece of paper was sellotaped to the window
- The note read: ‘Closing early all this week due to staffing issues’
A Greggs recruitment centre in central London has been forced to close its doors… due to a lack of staff.
The building in the City, on Cannon Street, was seen shut on Friday with a notice sellotaped to the window.
It read: ‘Closing early all this week due to staffing issues.’
Amusingly, the bakery’s shop sign is visible in the background, which says ‘Greggs Recruitment Centre’.
A Greggs recruitment centre in central London (pictured) has been forced to close… due to a lack of staff
The building in the City, on Cannon Street, was seen closed on Friday with a notice (pictured) sellotaped to the window. It read: ‘Closing early all this week due to staffing issues’
MailOnline has contacted Greggs for comment.
It comes after the company increased the price of its sausage roll this month for the fourth time in a little over a year, rising by 5p to £1.20.
The snack, which cost £1.15 in October, is now 15p more expensive than it was in December 2021.
Meanwhile, in some city-centre locations such as London, a sausage roll will set customers back as much as £1.45.
In December 2021, the snack was just £1.05 – and before that it cost just £1.
It comes as it was revealed that sales hit £1.51billion in 2022, up from £1.23billion the previous year.
The increase in price is down to inflation, according to Greggs boss Roisin Currie.
The bakery chain saw its costs go up by 9 per cent on average over 2022, compared with the previous year.
This has seen a surge in prices of some of Greggs’ most popular products – including the sausage roll and lunchtime meal deal – going up by five or 10p each time.
But despite cost of living struggles facing millions of cash-strapped Britons, Greggs insists it remains good value for money with its breakfast meal deal costing £2.60 and lunch offer at £3.60.
Ms Currie said: ‘While market conditions in 2023 will remain challenging, our value-for-money offer of freshly prepared food and drink is highly relevant as consumers look to manage their budgets without compromising on quality and taste.’
The price of a Greggs sausage roll has increased by 5p to £1.20 – the fourth time it has gone up in the past year
The rising cost of a Greggs sausage roll is revealed – with the snack costing just 85p in 2016
The bakery chain saw its cost go up by 9 per cent on average over 2022, compared with the previous year
Meanwhile, the chain has announced plans to extend opening hours at more than 500 of its UK stores.
Hundreds of shops will now stay open until 8pm – thanks to growing sales during the early evening.
The firm has not yet said which branches would have their opening hours extended.
In October, Greggs revealed that sales jumped by 15 per cent over the past three months as cash-conscious consumers seek cheaper meals during ‘worrying’ times.
Its total sales rose 14.6 per cent over the 13 weeks to October 1, its fiscal third quarter, with like-for-like sales in company-managed shops up 9.7 per cent.
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