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"Greggs was founded by John Gregg as a Tyneside bakery in 1939.[5] It opened its first shop in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1951.[6]

Major expansion began soon after it was taken over by his son, Ian, on John's death in 1964: this included the acquisitions of other bakeries such as Glasgow based Rutherglen in 1972, Leeds based Thurstons in 1974, Broomfields the Bakers, London, Bowketts the Bakers Kent, Tooks the Bakers (East Anglia) and Manchester based Price's in 1976.[7]

In 1994, the company acquired the Bakers Oven chain of bakers' shops from Allied Bakeries.[7]

In 1999, Greggs rebranded its 100 Braggs bakers shops as Greggs of the Midlands and its Leeds-based Thurston chain as Greggs of Yorkshire.[8]"


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