Greggs could run out of vegan sausage rolls across London

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A lesser spotted vegan sausage roll  (Getty Images)
A lesser spotted vegan sausage roll (Getty Images)

Greggs’ greatest invention - the vegan sausage roll - could be in short supply after pressures from Covid and Brexit bit into the British bakers.

The popular chain has warned the seasoned Quorn alternative to the classic sausage roll was the latest of their product to succumb to supply chain disruption as London stores run dry.

The snack became an instant favourite among vegetarians when it was launched by the high street group in 2019.

The shortage follows panic buying at Britain’s fuel pumps, the McDonald’s milkshake shortage of August and Nando’s running out of chicken.

Based in Newcastle in northeast England, Greggs said there were “temporary interruptions” to supplies of products including vegan sausage rolls across the United Kingdom.

“Some shops may not have them or may not have them throughout the day. It varies,” a spokesperson for the chain told Reuters.

It added the firm was working hard to minimise the disruption and did offer a broad range of alternative snacks.

Greggs warned it has faced disruption from labour availability and product shortages (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
Greggs warned it has faced disruption from labour availability and product shortages (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)

London stores were particularly hard hit with reporters noting Greggs branches in Twickenham, Richmond and Earls Court out of vegan sausage rolls in the first half of this week.

Its new outlet in Canary Wharf out of the product on Tuesday and Wednesday and its South Woodford branch out of stock on Wednesday.

Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside warned last month the firm had not been immune to Britain’s well-documented pressures on staffing and supply chains due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit.

He explained Greggs had seen some disruption to the availability of labour as well as supply of ingredients and products.

Despite the supply chain disruption, Greggs has recovered well after its business model was hammered by the pandemic and its shares are up more than 70% this year.

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