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Graduate job opportunities set for Greggs
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Food and drink
Appetising Christmas sales have led to the potential speeding up of Greggs growing its business, which seems set to have a positive impact on the number of graduate job opportunities.
The high street baker enjoyed a strong festive period, with sales rising by 4.4 per cent over Christmas as demand for items including mince pies and marshmallow snowmen soared.
This has resulted in chief executive Ken McMeikan telling Your Money that the company hopes to grow to over 2,000 branches in the next seven years from its current position of approximately 1,400.
Meanwhile, 140 of these stores are planned for the next two years, with this leading to the creation of over 1,500 jobs.
Mr McMeikan told Your Money: "It is some positive news at a time when a lot of people are losing their jobs."
He added that the cold weather over the Christmas period and the high demand for hot food and drinks to be had on the move may have contributed to the rise in sales.
Poundland is another company that recently revealed that it is to enhance graduate job prospects on the back of a strong performance over Christmas.