Pie wars in Lancaster

PIE lovers are to reap the benefits as competition between rival bakers steps up in Lancaster.'In fact, hungry workers may not even have to put their hands in their pockets in order to get the fix of fresh pastry and hot meats.'Days after budget chain Poundbakery opened its doors to customers on Penny Street, Greggs made its presence felt on the high street.'Our picture, taken on Wednesday lunchtime, show a Greggs worker giving out free samples at the entrance to the chain's Penny Street shop.'But Greggs said their was nothing mischievous about their 'sampling' policy.'A spokesman said: "We can confirm Greggs is handing out tastings from its range of products in the vicinity of its three shops in Lancaster. This is common practice to promote its great-tasting products to a wider audience and to enable existing customers coming into the shop to sample products they might not otherwise try.'"This is not aimed at any local competition but it is a great way to introduce our products to passers-by and to enable ou

PIE lovers are to reap the benefits as competition between rival bakers steps up in Lancaster.'In fact, hungry workers may not even have to put their hands in their pockets in order to get the fix of fresh pastry and hot meats.'Days after budget chain Poundbakery opened its doors to customers on Penny Street, Greggs made its presence felt on the high street.'Our picture, taken on Wednesday lunchtime, show a Greggs worker giving out free samples at the entrance to the chain's Penny Street shop.'But Greggs said their was nothing mischievous about their 'sampling' policy.'A spokesman said: "We can confirm Greggs is handing out tastings from its range of products in the vicinity of its three shops in Lancaster. This is common practice to promote its great-tasting products to a wider audience and to enable existing customers coming into the shop to sample products they might not otherwise try.'"This is not aimed at any local competition but it is a great way to introduce our products to passers-by and to enable ou

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PIE lovers are to reap the benefits as competition between rival bakers steps up in Lancaster.

In fact, hungry workers may not even have to put their hands in their pockets in order to get their fix of fresh pastry and hot meats.

Days after budget chain Poundbakery opened its doors to customers in Penny Street, Greggs made its presence felt on the high street.

Our picture, taken on Wednesday lunchtime, shows a Greggs worker giving out free samples at the entrance to the chain’s Penny Street shop.

But Greggs said there was nothing mischievous about their policy of “sampling”.

A spokesman said: “We can confirm Greggs is handing out tastings from its range of products in the vicinity of its three shops in Lancaster.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (20-10-11) for full story.