Greggs PLC (GRG.L)
British shares surged on Tuesday as investors grew optimistic about a U.S.-China trade deal after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed it would happen soon, while demand for vegan sausage rolls propelled baker Greggs to a record high.
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Rising demand for Greggs Plc's vegan sausage rolls prompted the British baker to raise its annual forecast for the second time this year, sending its stock price to an all-time high.
* Total sales for 19-wk period rose 15.1% (Adds analyst comment, background, shares)
May 14 Britain's FTSE 100 bounced back as investors returned to equities after U.S. President Donald Trump backed trade discussions with China to be successful, while baker Greggs hit a life-high on brighter 2019 prospects.
May 14 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up about 0.2% or 16 points on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.3% ahead of the cash market open.
May 14 British baker Greggs on Tuesday said it sees sales and profit for 2019 materially higher than its earlier expectations, as its vegan sausage rolls continue to be a big hit with consumers.
LONDON British baker and takeaway food group Greggs said on Thursday it expected to pay a special dividend in July after a "very strong" start to 2019 as it reported a 10 percent rise in 2018 profit.
* Shares up 41 percent so far this year (Adds detail, analyst comment, shares)
LONDON, March 7 British baker and takeaway food group Greggs reported a 10 percent rise in 2018 profit and said it had made a "very strong" start to its new financial year.
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