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Fast food group has its eyes on $1bn Pret takeover, report says

Fast food group has its eyes on $1bn Pret takeover, report says

A Filipino fast food group is reportedly plotting a takeover bid worth around £740m for 444-strong upmarket sandwich chain Pret A Manger. Jollibee, a popular fast food chain with a network of 2,700 outlets, has held talks with an advisor regarding an offer for Pret, according to a Reuters report which cited unidentified sources. The


Top chains sign up to Lunch! as it prepares to make ExCel debut

A collection of the UK’s biggest food-to-go specialists are among those set to visit London’s Lunch! show later this month. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S Food, Pret A Manger, Greggs, Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero, Co-op, WH Smith, Waitrose, Starbucks, EAT., LEON, McDonald’s, and Compass Group will all be sending representatives as the show celebrates its tenth anniversary. Lunch!, which

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Pret A Manger extends green fridge operation

Pret A Manger has confirmed that it will be keeping its green ‘veggie’ fridges in shops until the end of summer. The company rolled out the dedicated vegetarian fridges across 400 UK stores as part of a four-week trial to monitor take-up. With customers responding positively to the green-coloured fridges, which contain an expanded veggie


Easycoffee opens new flagship store in Edinburgh

Budget coffee chain easyCoffee, part of easyGroup continues UK expansion project with its first outlet in Edinburgh set to open. The chain, which offers £1 coffee, is backed by easyJet founder and tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who launched easyCoffee last year. The chain already has £1 coffee shops in cities across England, with the Capital

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Pret trials dedicated ‘bold green’ veggie fridge in UK shops

Pret A Manger has begun the roll-out of dedicated vegetarian fridges across its 400 UK stores as part of a trial taking place over the next four weeks. If customers respond positively to the green-coloured fridges, which will contain an expanded veggie and vegan offering, the chain has pledged to keep them in place for

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Pret ‘veggie’ experiment culminates in second store project

British sandwich chain Pret A Manger has announced the opening of its second Veggie Pret shop in London’s Shoreditch next week. The popular food chain first launched Veggie Pret as a pop-up experiment last year and within a month had converted it into a permanent fixture following its initial success. According to the latest blog

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Pret plans new measures to tackle British recruitment dilemma

Pret A Manger’s HR director has urged the education industry to take careers in the hospitality industry seriously following her recent appearance at the House of Lords, where she spoke to the Economic Affairs Committee about the recruitment challenges facing the sector. Andrea Wareham, who is responsible for Pret’s 8,000-strong workforce, revealed that only one