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

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 boosts global roll-out plans with Autogrill partnership

Coffee shop chain Pret A Manger has cemented a deal with a multinational catering giant to enact its ambitions of expanding in North America and Europe. Through the partnership with Autogrill, Pret shops will open in major airports in North America and in airports and railway stations in Europe, including the Netherlands and Denmark. Autogrill Group will manage the

RH Hall upgrades fabrications business to meet influx of new orders

RH Hall Fabrications has stepped up investment in its range of factory equipment to increase capabilities and allow further growth. 2017 has seen the company’s fabrications division gain a number of new customers and contracts, leading to an increase in orders and output required. To ensure demands are met and allow for further improvements to

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

Commercial Kitchen gears up for opening tomorrow

Commercial Kitchen, considered the premier trade show for the UK’s catering equipment industry, returns to the NEC Birmingham this week. Doors open tomorrow at 10am, with more than 2,000 attendees expected over 6-7 June. Reflecting the show’s broad appeal, representatives from well-known brands such as Pret, EAT., Costa, Subway, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Debenhams, Pizza Hut, Nando’s,

Shift in trading patterns leaves Pret favouring flexible kit

Pret A Manger is giving greater consideration to the flexibility of the catering equipment it specifies as its business adapts and evolves to meet the changing food habits of consumers. 58% of Pret’s sales are now outside of the core lunchtime period, for example – a trend that is driven heavily by increased demand for