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POWER LIST 2018, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Hannah Dolan, Head of Food Development, Pret A Manger

POWER LIST 2018, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Hannah Dolan, Head of Food Development, Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger has brushed aside the economic concerns cited by many of its foodservice compatriots to open no fewer than 31 new shops already in 2018, displaying an appetite for growth that undoubtedly impressed new private equity owner JAB prior to it taking over the successful high street sandwich chain this year. New launches

Pret and Itsu founder Julian Metcalfe insists apps aren’t the way to drive repeat business

Industry entrepreneur Julian Metcalfe OBE – the man who famously founded Pret a Manger and then Itsu – has outlined how values engrained in his companies have been the key ingredient in making them successful. Company values at Pret extend to shop-floor staff, who are authorised to give out “what they want when they want”

Pret switches to compostable cutlery after wooden knives and forks don’t cut it

Pret A Manger plans to introduce compostable cutlery to all its UK sites next year after trials involving wooden cutlery failed to impress customers.   In the meantime, the chain is also testing keeping cutlery behind its tills to see if it leads to a reduction in the consumption of single-use plastic items. Clive Schlee,

Pret and Itsu founder Julian Metcalfe pencilled in for Lunch

Julian Metcalfe, the founder of itsu and co-founder of Pret A Manger, will give his insight to the current state of the food-to-go sector at the forthcoming Lunch! show after being confirmed as the headline speaker. Mr Metcalfe, who is one of Britain’s most celebrated food-to-go entrepreneurs, will share his specialist knowledge and insight to

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