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Britain's Greggs raises stores target by 500, aims for 3,000

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - British baker and fast food retailer Greggs has raised its UK stores target to 3,000 from 2,500 previously, believing it is well positioned for growth once the COVID-19 pandemic passes.

“We declared our new target of 3,000 shops for the UK because we can see there’s plenty of opportunities outside of high streets,” CEO Roger Whiteside told Reuters on Tuesday.

Greggs, best known for its sausage rolls, steak bakes and vegan snacks, traded from 2,078 outlets as of Jan. 2.

Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Kate Holton

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