Major supermarket chain opens Greggs cafes in stores – is there one near you? | The Sun

Major supermarket chain opens Greggs cafes in stores – is there one near you? | The Sun

A MAJOR supermarket has opened Greggs cafes in its stores.

Tesco shoppers will now be able to tuck into a sausage roll while they stroll the aisles at six shops.

The chain has cut the ribbon on two new Greggs cafes within Tesco stores, adding to the four already opened in the last year.

Shoppers will now find the bakery chain in their local Tesco in both Leicester Hamilton and Romford.

Each cafe opened this week and created 10 jobs in the respective areas.

The shops stock freshly prepared Greggs favourites, including the on-the-go-retailer’s popular sausage roll, steak bake and new vegan Mexican chicken-free bake. 

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That's as well as freshly-made bakes and sweet treats, plus customers are even able to make click + collect orders via the Greggs app.

The Leicester Hamilton Tesco Extra store opens with a fresh new look and is open from 7am to 8pm daily. 

While the Romford Tesco Extra shop is open daily from 7am to 7pm.

A Greggs spokesperson told The Sun: “Our ambition is to have more than 3,000 shops across the UK, and we are always looking to expand into new locations to achieve this, including setting up shops inside supermarkets.

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"While we are unable to confirm anything at the moment, we will be sure to share any information in due course.”

Eagle-eyed shoppers may have spotted four other Greggs cafes that have opened over the past few months in their local Tesco.

The first was back in October when the Wath upon Dearne Rotherham was graced with its own Greggs concession.

Two others followed before the end of the year and another opened its doors a few weeks ago.

Here is the full list of Tesco stores with Greggs cafes inside and their opening dates:

  • Tesco Telford, Wrekin RP (April 22, 2023)
  • Tesco Failsworth (December 23, 2022)
  • Tesco Wath upon Dearne Rotherham (October 22, 2022)
  • Tesco Walkden, Ellesmere SC (November 27, 2022)
  • Tesco Leicester Hamilton (May 3, 2023)
  • Tesco Romford (May 2, 2023)

The two fresh new openings come just a few months after Greggs announced it is moving into four more Primark shops.

It is the next step following a successful launch of the partnership last year with the opening of two bakeries within Primark stores.

The discount retailer will open four new Tasty by Greggs cafes in its Newcastle, Bristol, Liverpool and Leeds stores before the end of July, it confirmed.

The news comes just weeks after Greggs revealed plans to open 150 stores this year.

It said it also has plans to relocate 40 shops to new, larger sites and trial a 24-hour drive thru service.

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As of December 31 last year, Greggs said it had 2,328 branches and eventually wants to have more than 3,000 stores across the UK.

It also extended opening hours for around 500 shops to 8pm or beyond in 2022.

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