Mixed news for North East high streets as 22 Peters Bakery shops are saved, but 34 close

Graham Soult

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  1. Michael Phillips says:

    Such a shame a great family baker goes into administration & then finds shops close & workers redundant. I have fond memories of my lunch on a Saturday being a Pasty & a cake from Peters. Then when I was in Comprehensive school it was Peters for dinner a couple of times a week. I’ve never been a huge fan of Greggs products but you have to admire there business plan, as it has been a huge success. Peters problem was they had too many stores close together. choking there business in places. Some of the store closures a surprise such a Coxhoe as it only has a butchers (Coates) which does have a good reputation for Pies etc but not bread & Cakes. I remember when Peters bought out Harrison’s the Bakers & opened Coxhoe, it seemed a busy little shop.The same could be said with Gilsgate. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Greggs snap them up as they are more vibrant villages. Sacriston, Easington, Fenchouses, Segefield & either 1 of Thornley or Wheatley Hill are potentially good areas & would require a Bakers. But only the figures tell the truth!! I do think Greggs will take up the opportunity however!!

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