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SBD Global/June 21, 2013/International Football

U.K. Bakers Greggs In Talks With Scottish Premier League To Seize Football Pie Market

U.K. bakery chain Greggs "have held talks" with the Scottish Premier League over plans to "seize control of the football pie market," according to John Ferguson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Senior figures from both organizations, and a number of clubs, "have been in secret discussions that could spark a bake-over takeover." Greggs "are interested in striking a deal to sell half-time hot snacks at all games." An SPL insider said, "Any overall deal would be difficult because the clubs have individual contracts but Greggs are most interested in the big clubs with high volumes of sales." Any deal with Scottish Third Division Rangers "would be tricky" because former Owner Craig Whyte sold off £2M ($3M) of future earnings from match-day catering at Ibrox "to pay for the leasing of kitchen equipment" (DAILY RECORD, 6/20).
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